SUZOHAPP recently announced the appointment of Simon James as its new managing director (MD) of the UK and Ireland.  James brings with him over 20 years of experience in the payments industry and is joining SUZOHAPP from Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services. Prior to Civica, he held several senior international leadership roles during seven years at Elavon Payment Services, a leading global provider of financial payment services to the airline, government, hospitality, retail and healthcare sectors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Simon to the SUZOHAPP team,” said Wilbert Bieleman, president of SUZOHAPP’s Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region. “His extensive experience has given him an understanding of our customer base that will allow us to better serve our customers and support company growth.”

As MD of SUZOHAPP UK and Ireland, James will lead the Salford, Chessington and Ireland offices.  His focus will be on creating a seamless customer experience across the UK and Ireland.  He will also bring his deep industry expertise to support the organization’s international initiatives in the cashless payments area.