Verifone (PAY) today announced the appointment of Steve Aliferis as president of Asia Pacific. Additionally, the company announced the appointment of Arthur Jiang as senior vice president and general manager for China, which was recently established as a separate region reporting to CEO Paul Galant.
“Steve and Arthur are experienced, highly-respected executives that embrace Verifone’s values and share our vision for the future of payments and commerce. They have demonstrated the ability to build and grow successful client franchises throughout Asia,” said Paul Galant, CEO of Verifone. “Steve and Arthur will help us to be a better, more nimble partner for our Asia Pacific and China clients and will provide the leadership that we need to accelerate investment in this critically important part of the world.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the payments and banking industries, Aliferis has held executive management positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Assure Worldwide. He most recently served as head of Business Banking, Product and Australian Financial Services at Westpac Group, one of the largest financial services institutions in Australia and New Zealand. Aliferis will join Verifone on Aug. 3, and will be based in the company’s Singapore office.
Jiang began his role as head of China on July 7, and is based in the company’s Beijing office. He has more than 20 years of experience building growing businesses in China’s payments industry. Jiang is the former CEO and a former board member of PAX Technologies, and has also held senior leadership roles with Gemalto (formerly Schlumberger) and Hi Sun Technologies. Most recently, Jiang served as the vice general manager of Aisino Corporation’s payments business, where he led initiatives to drive merchant acquiring and services in China.