CR2 has today announced that its Board of Directors have appointed Franky Van Damme as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Franky has worked with CR2 for some time, having previously held the position of non-Executive Director since May 2008.
Franky has significant experience in the financial technology industry at a global level, having been a high level Strategic Consultant and owner at PSX Board Room Advisors, giving strategic and growth recommendations to leading technology firms. His previous positions include CEO of Ordina in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, as well as founder and CEO of Business Architects International, a company specialising in software products for the financial industry.
Kieran Nagle, Chairman of CR2 said “Franky has a strong track record of advising some of the leading industry firms with successful results. He is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. Franky is the ideal candidate for this role and exactly what CR2 needs as the company enters its next chapter of innovation and growth”.
Since joining the CR2 Board Committee in May 2008, Franky has gained an extensive knowledge of CR2’s solutions and markets and spearheaded a strategic focus towards self-service banking channels.
Franky as CEO of CR2 will aim to further enhance customer and employee satisfaction, as well as focus on the company’s continued growth and profitability. “CR2 is a company with immense potential and a strong client base with a clear focus on self-service banking and customer engagement. I am truly honoured to be part of this company and together with my team, will further focus on helping our clients to achieve their strategic goals and digital engagement with customers in the omnichannel self-service banking area. ” Franky Van Damme said.
Franky Van Damme succeeds Martin Dolan who will support the transition in an advisory capacity in his new role as Deputy Chairman and member of the Board. Martin Dolan commented “I have had the opportunity to work with Franky over the past few years and fully endorse his appointment. He has significant experience of the banking software business and I am confident he will continue to move CR2 forward.”