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Merten Slominsky

Merten Slominsky

Managing Director, Payments EMEA at Finastra
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Bio Merten is responsible for all direct and indirect software and services sales for Finastra's payments solutions in Europe, Middle East & Africa. He brings over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales & services management, business strategy development and execution for international software companies. Career History Prior to Finastra, he was General Manager and VP at MicroStrategy. Previous leadership positions include VP EMEA at Alfresco and Enterprise VP at Lexmark and Kofax. For 7 years at IBS Software Group, Merten managed Northwest Europe for ECM Business Unit post the Filenet acquisition. Merten has a master's degree in economics.



ISO 20022 – Creating a cohesive payments ecosystem

23 May 2023

The payments industry is at a crossroads. It’s witnessed many shifts: from the barter system to cash, from cheques to cards, from cards to digital banking and payments. Payments are now faster, more efficient, and more inclusive than ever before, with customer preferences being the primary driver for modernization. But competition is fierce, there...

The future of Payments in Europe

The race is on for instant payments, could the Nordics lead the way?

06 Dec 2022

Innovation in payments has long dominated the fintech industry. However, when it comes to clearing houses and large payment infrastructures, progress has been slow. Facilitating instant payments at scale and across borders, for example, has been on the global agenda for a while, such as the implementation of PSD2 which aimed to increase the use of...