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Savantor hires Rod Nixon to lead international expansion

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Rod Nixon to develop Savantor's international presence from their new mainland Europe headquarters in Brussels

Rod Nixon, an authority in the payments field of the Financial Service industry has been appointed Managing Director of Savantor International, responsible for the mainland Europe operation and will be based at their new mainland Europe headquarters soon to open in Brussels.

Savantor Ltd. is an established leader in the payment processing market and specialises in the improvement of International financial operations through the provision of business and technical expertise.

Rod Nixon has over 25 years of success at the centre of the evolving international payment card business and is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of commercial and technical experience at UK, European and global levels. Prior to his recent position as Head of Consumer Debit and Prepaid at Visa Europe in London, he held key positions at MasterCard where he was instrumental in the development of the Maestro acceptance network and the scheme's global debit product strategy.  

Geoffrey Down, Managing Director of Savantor Ltd. said "As we enter the third year of our successful European expansion, this represents a significant step forward for the company. As part of this, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Rod Nixon to the company. Brussels represents a sound geographical base for the distribution of our services into Benelux as well as to other parts of mainland Europe."

 

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