International Payments Market: Issues to Consider

Wednesday, April 18
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall, Session Room 2

The international payments marketplace confronts a myriad of issues with a single goal in mind – furthering the global growth of commerce. This session presents a survey of relevant issues from different players in the global payments ecosystem.

Heather Petersen

CEO
National Merchants Association

Heather Petersen is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of National Merchants Association. Since its inception in 2004, Ms. Petersen’s efforts have led National Merchants Association to become a recognized leader in payment processing services for all risk levels. Under her direction, National Merchants Association also serves as an advocacy group for credit card processing, working on behalf of businesses to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions.

Ms. Petersen is an established leader and voice of significance within the payments industry, experienced lobbyist on Capitol Hill, and active policy-maker within the industry. Petersen has a proven Proven record of facilitating outstanding growth and expansion in highly highly-competitive markets. Since founding National Merchants Association in 2004, she has grown the payments processing and merchants advocate into an industry leader. Under her guidance, NMA was recently named No. 466 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the nation.

Ms. Petersen is a former chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), serves on the Board of ETA’s Political Action Committee and ETA’s Payment Sales and Strategy Council. She was involved with the development of ETA’s Guidelines on Merchant and ISO Underwriting and Risk Monitoring. She is also a founding member of the Southern California chapter of the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net), a group dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in the payments industry.

Petersen is a multitalented and innovated leader with , and the ability to assume multiple roles at any given time. Accomplished An accomplished strategist, Petersen prides herself on being a team builder and mentor, with a strong business skillset encompassing the full spectrum of C-level management and administration.

A highly sought-after speaker at payments industry events, Ms. Petersen is a regular speaker at ETA’s annual Transact event — one of the industry’s most significant shows each year.

Ms. Petersen is a cum laude graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Marketing.

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Celal O. Cundoglu

Executive Vice President
BKM Bankalararası Kart Merkezi (Interbank Card Center of Turkey)

Celal Cündoğlu has recieved his BSc in Electronics Engineering from Hacettepe University and MBA in Telecommunication System Planning from Univesrity of San Francisco. He has started his career at Visa International in 1992 and upon returning to Turkey in 1998, has worked at various managment roles at Information Technology departments of Benkar (advantage), Yapı Kredi Bank and Akbank. Celal Cündoğlu has joined BKM, as an Executive Vice President, in 2011. His responsibilities include Business Development and management of IT and Payment Platforms product management functions.

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Normand Provost

MarCom & Liaison Chair
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Christoph Tutsch

Founder and CEO
ONPEX

Christoph is the founder and CEO of ONPEX. He started the company in 2013 with the goal to provide businesses with an ideal solution for online payments and digital transactions. As an experienced payments expert, he saw the need for a solution to manage all financial processes in one single platform. Christoph oversees the strategic positioning of ONPEX and the development of its solutions.

As a lifelong entrepreneur, he co-founded and directed several other businesses before entering the online payment world in 2000. Christoph regularly shares his insights by holding presentations and participating in panels at global banking and payment conventions such as Money2020 Europe, PayExpo and CNP.

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