Thursday, March 05, 2009
(New York, N.Y. – 5 March 2009) – ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq: ACIW), a leading international provider of software for electronic payment systems, today announced the appointment of Bernard Delahaye as Vice President, Strategy and Planning for EMEA. Mr. Delahaye brings 24 years’ expertise in expanding global activities of financial technology companies providing banking systems and payment infrastructure to the financial services and retail sectors.
Steve Wright, president of ACI Worldwide (EMEA), said, “ACI is a growing business, despite the current market conditions. We are working hard to meet our customers’ needs today, and predict their needs of the future. Bernard Delahaye brings a wealth of industry experience to this role to help us drive the direction and strategy of ACI Worldwide in EMEA and around the world.”
Bernard Delahaye’s previous roles include European general management positions at BIS Banking Systems (now Misys) and international director roles at VeriFone with responsibilities for EMEA, Asia, and Latin America. Building on his experience at the forefront of international business, he also advised other leading financial technology companies in the development of their EMEA activities – from strategic plans to go-to-market implementations, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. He most recently served as a director at First Data in its EMEA merchant acquiring business.
Bernard Delahaye said, “After experience at the point-of-sale front end and at the transaction processing back end, I am very excited to join the leading company at the heart of electronic payments systems. With increasing requirements in the payment space, ACI has a great opportunity to expand its offering and services to its prestigious customer base, and I am excited about contributing to that expansion.”
Mr. Delahaye holds a Summa Cum Laude BSc. in Business Management from ERAU University (Arizona, USA). He also completed the international management programme at INSEAD (France).
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About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide is a leading provider of electronic payments software and services to major banks, retailers and processors around the world. The company enables online payment processing, online banking, fraud prevention and detection, and back-office services, such as settlement, account management, card management and dispute processing. ACI solutions provide market-leading levels of reliability, manageability and scale, to more than 800 customers in 88 countries. Visit ACI Worldwide at www.aciworldwide.com.