SCCP Group Founder And CEO, Jerome Cle, To Step Down As CEO

- will continue to be involved in the company as board director and strategic adviser -

Dec 18, 2013, 00:00 ET from SCCP Group

PARIS, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCCP Group announced today that its founder and CEO, Jerome Cle, will be stepping down from his position as CEO, effective immediately. Cle will continue to serve the innovative m-commerce business, which he built into a significant player in the mobile payments industry, as board director and strategic adviser.

In order to ensure continuity of operations, the board will appoint an executive management committee led by Etienne Van den Bogaert, CTO and acting CEO, and formed by Doug Merryman, president Americas, Erik Holst-Roness, chief strategy officer and president, MEA, and Benoit Delestre, president Europe.

"I am very excited to be moving to the next stage of my journey and that of the company I founded and grew," said Cle. "I have every confidence in Etienne and the executive management committee in their ability to continue to lead the group to even greater global growth. I look forward to continuing to be involved in the company's development."

Bruno Frentzel, Chairman SCCP added, "We thank Jerome for the tremendous work done by him and all the employees in building SCCP and to drive Swiff as a market leader with unique technology, global footprint and recognized brand name in the MPOS world."

The Singapore-based SCCP Group, which has 15 offices on four continents, has recently expanded in the United States.

It recently won in the "e-transactions" category at the French hallmark of industry excellence, the 2013 Sesames Awards. Operating under the Swiff™ brand, the company already counts major references in the financial-services sector, telcos, insurance companies, etc., including being selected by Visa as a preferred partner in the crowded mPOS landscape.

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About Swiff and SCCP Group

Swiff is the flagship of the SCCP Group, a global innovator in secure mobile-based payment technologies. Swiff brings together a suite of end-to-end secure payment solutions to card issuing and merchant acquiring services around the world. Using the company's unique, and fully patented, proprietary technologies in payment processing and authentication, the merchant customers of financial institutions are able to deploy one integrated payment solution. Incorporated in 2010 and headquartered in Singapore, SCCP Group delivers tailored, white-label payment solutions for its customers in Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Americas.