Logica, one of Europe's leading IT and business services companies, has today announced the appointment of Peter Guldentops to the position of Principal Consultant in Payments, in the UK Financial Services division.
Peter is an acknowledged expert on the financial supply chain issues faced by the banking industry and banks' clients. With a career spanning over twenty years, he has held a number of high profile positions within major international banking organisations. Peter worked as Head of Business Development for Payments, Treasury and Trade at SWIFT and Director of Global Pre-Sales at Bolero. Most recently Peter built a business-to-business electronic invoicing platform for EDGE International BV and was Programme Director at TWIST.
At Logica, Peter will focus on the financial supply chain, international transaction banking and financial messaging. His remit will also include developing value propositions, supporting the sales and bidding processes and engaging with customers in implementation programmes.
The payments team at Logica are experts in delivering complex, business-critical projects, from high value payments systems to satellite technology. Logica delivers new product management infrastructures and approaches, including pricing and billing as well as e-invoicing and creating new value streams.
Peter Guldentops commented on his appointment: "Financial services organisations everywhere will be implementing ambitious changes to grow the business given the current financial situation. Logica has an excellent reputation for an innovative approach to business solutions in this industry and an enviable record of delivery, allowing companies to focus on their business strategy.
"This is an exciting time for Logica and I am looking forward to working closely with clients and colleagues to achieve positive results. My previous experience in payments, treasury and banking will prove invaluable in driving the payments and transaction division which will support the overall financial services strategy."
Simon Bailey, Director Payments at Logica UK said: "This is a significant and timely appointment as the payments industry is facing a number of increased regulations, for example SEPA and PSD, and also corporate governance. We welcome Peter to our growing financial services team as his extensive banking experience will be of real value to our clients.
"Peter has a proven track record based of over 20 years in the industry. His knowledge and expertise will assist at a time when many firms are looking to review their existing business model and implement rapid change."