Contis, in its determination to extend its leadership in the provision of award-winning end-to-end banking and payments solutions, welcomes Airidas Puodžiūnas, General Manager for Lithuania.
The appointment comes as Contis launches a suite of SEPA services including Credit Transfer and Direct Debit to complement its Visa issuance and processing capabilities and serve the global FinTech and banking communities.
Airidas, brings years of proven experience in the payments and banking sector which, combined with Contis’ proven capabilities, will deliver exponential growth and further enhance its reputation as one of the Financial Times’ European Top 1000 all sector high-growth companies.
Contis offers an innovative portfolio of banking and payments services powering banks, Credit Unions, cryptocurrency exchanges and other financial service institutions.
Based out of Contis’ Lithuania office, Airidas will be responsible for building strategic partnerships throughout the region. Prior to joining Contis, Airidas spent over 11 years at Nordea Bank, one of the largest Nordic financial services groups and one of Europe’s biggest banks, where he held senior roles including Head of Cash Management for Transaction banking. Most recently, Airidas co-founded and developed a new FinTech venture, specialising in loyalty and mobile payments.
Andy Patton, Contis Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, stated: “Airidas brings an excellent balance of senior Executive banking knowledge and FinTech start up experience, complementing the growth ambition of Contis in Europe. We plan to target banks with our agile solutions which will release them from their legacy systems, to become competitive in today’s digital world.
Airidas added: “I’m so impressed by Contis’ highly versatile payments and banking platform technology, which out-performs competition, being highly reliable and linked with a history of so many industry firsts. Contis is a real innovator in this ever-changing sector.
Contis is perfectly placed to offer European clients a global banking and finance ecosystem that benefits from a fast, comprehensive platform that’s highly configurable and reliable. It’s a very exciting time for Contis with year-on-year growth of 60 per cent. I’m delighted to be on board.”