Ed Chandler, CEO of Kalixa, has been voted the most influential person in the European payments sector, building on his third place from last year. The Payments Power 10 is organised by leading industry event PayExpo 2014 and recognises the ten most influential figures in the European payment industry. The shortlist is an elite group of payments leaders that includes executives from Google, MasterCard and Vocalink.
“This latest accolade is a huge honour and one I accept on behalf of the entire Kalixa team,” said Ed Chandler, CEO of Kalixa. “I’ve dedicated my career to delivering payment innovation that make people’s lives easier, and helps businesses and economies to grow. Kalixa’s recent acquisition of PXP is a massive step towards realising my vision. It means Kalixa has the scale and breadth of services, as well as the expertise and insight, to significantly disrupt the global payments market. This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our team and underlines our dedication to providing valued payment services to consumers and businesses across the globe.”
Ed is responsible for a number of payment industry firsts. These include Tesco Instant Insurance, Barclaycard OnePulse and Freedom, Orange QuickTap and MasterCard Mobile Payments.
At Kalixa Group, Ed’s aim is to unshackle consumers, small businesses and merchants from a costly and complex payment value chain. By providing solutions in issuing, acquiring and acceptance, Kalixa can disrupt this scenario by removing excess links in the chain and deliver solutions that are simple, seamless and secure. Late 2013, Kalixa signalled its expansion into the Americas with new offices opening in both New York, United States, and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Ed recently led the company’s acquisition of PXP Solutions, making it one of the top five payment services providers in the world.
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