Following a plenary meeting on 13 October 2010, The European Automated Clearing House Association (Eacha) has elected a new Board. Fred Bär (VocaLink) has been appointed as President.
Other members include Harald Stern (Equens), Jose Luis Langa (Iberpay), Corrado Borsatti (ICBPI) and Jean-Pic Berry (STET).
Fred Bär, President of EACHA, said 'EACHA has steadily developed and implemented clearing interoperability since its inception four years ago. It provides a forum which encourages members to collaborate for the benefit of the payments industry as a whole. With large-scale adoption of SEPA being the main payments industry challenge in the next 3 years, EACHA looks to apply the combined knowledge of its members in implementing interoperability standards to help make SEPA happen.
I am honoured to accept the position of President and I look forward to working with the EACHA community to carry on the good work.'
EACHA would like to take this opportunity to thank the previous Board members Jan Sonneveld (Equens), Luis Sequeira (SIBS), Jad Khallouf (STET) and Richard Jones (VocaLink) for their valued contribution.