ACI hires Sergey Lukyanov as head of Russia and CIS

Source: ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq:ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, today announced the appointment of payment industry specialist Sergey Lukyanov to head up ACI's Russian and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) sales and operations.

He joins from BPC Group, where he spent 6 years as deputy CEO for sales and marketing in the region.

Sergey Lukyanov brings more than 20 years experience of payment systems working in banks and for software suppliers. He will take a leadership role focused on building and reinforcing relationships with customers, partners and governments in the region, working alongside ACI's existing team in the region.

Paul Thomalla, SVP and managing director for ACI Worldwide (EMEA), said, "Russia and CIS is a key market for ACI Worldwide. It is growing and developing quickly, and financial organizations in the region have to keep up. Sergey has extensive experience in payments, and has strong relationships with many of the organizations in the region -- I am delighted that he has joined the team and look forward to working with him."

Sergey Lukyanov said, "Many countries in the region are in the process of developing national payments infrastructures to improve access to a full range of banking operations, and better integration between organizations, and ACI's extensive experience can help. ACI is committed to supporting current and future customers in Russia and CIS, with its leading payments systems -- delivering real benefits and cost savings to financial institutions and their customers."

Prior to joining BPC Group, Sergey Lukyanov worked as Deputy General Director (Visa and MasterCard projects) for JSC Cardcentre (FC URALSIB), and then at URALSIB Bank. He has also held roles at Card Tech Ltd (Russia) and at Moscow Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He received his MBA/MBI diploma at GUU, Russia's State University of Management, in 2007.

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