Board of directors

Mario Schembri

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mario has extensive knowledge of card management systems, with diverse exposure to international card organizations including VISA International, MasterCard, and DINERS Club International. Mario has served in the banking industry for 26 years. He joined RS2 in 1999 as Regional Manager for the Mediterranean Region, and in 2006 he took on the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Mario was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2008 and Chairman in January 2012.

Radi Abd El Haj

CEO and Executive Director

Radi joined RS2 in 1997 as a Project Manager. He was promoted to Customer Relationship Manager in 2002 and Head of Sales and Implementation in 2004. Radi specializes in the areas of issuing, acquiring, clearing and settlement, e-commerce, and accounting. The Group and clients benefit from his international experience, global network, and experience with the technical and product development units. Radi was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2012.

Dr Robert Tufigno

LL.D., Non-Executive Director

Robert ist erfahren in den Bereichen Gesellschaftsrecht, Vertragsrecht, Finanzdienstleistungen, Arbeitsrecht und Gesetzesentwürfe. Durch seine Tätigkeit als Richter am Schiedsgericht hat er im allgemeinen Handelsrecht, Immobilienrecht und der Prozessführung Erfahrung. Er war Vorsitzender der maltesischen Beschäftigungs- und Ausbildungsgesellschaft,Vorsitzender der maltesischen Wohnungsbaubehörde und als ehemaliger Vorstandsdirektor der Lohombus Bank tätig. Robert ist Partner bei GTG Advocates.

John Elkins

Non-Executive Director

John currently serves on the boards of FINCA International, ELATERAL Ltd., Travelex Inc., and RS2 Software PLC. John retired as President, International Regions, from First Data in June 2015. He served as Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company (2007–09). From 2002–07 he served as Executive VP and Global CMO for Visa International. John was the founder, Chairman, and CEO of FutureBrand, built from a start-up into one of the leading worldwide corporate brand and design consultancies.

Franco Azzopardi

Non-Executive Director

Franco, a Certified Public Accountant, spent 27 years working in public practice. He specializes in corporate strategy, governance, risk, and finance, and is today director and member of the UK Institute of Directors. His portfolio includes directorships on Boards, Audit Committees, and Risk and Compliance Committees in various sectors. Franco is CEO of the leading logistics company in Malta. He also contributes towards the development of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

David Price

Non-Executive Director

David, MD of Client Coverage at Barclaycard Commercial Payments, is a proven leader within the payments industry. He is responsible for the Corporate Business within Commercial Payments and building propositions across the whole Barclays Corporate network. Previously, David spent 12 years in Payment Acceptance at Barclaycard. His payments experience and client focus provide David with a comprehensive perspective on payment trends.

Raša Karapandža

Non-Executive Director

Raša ist Professor für Finanzen und Vizedekan Bildung an der EBS Univserität für Wirtschaft und Recht. Außerdem ist er akademischer Direktor des Master of Finance Programms und Leiter des Lehrstuhls für Finanzen. Über Rašas Arbeit wurde in den wichtigsten Nachrichtenquellen wie dem Wall Street Journal, der New York Times und dem Spiegel berichtet. Er beriet Mitglieder des US-Kongresses zu den Themen Regulierung von Kryptowährungen und anderen Blockchain bezogenen Technologien.

Dr Ivan Gatt, LL.D.

Company Secretary

Ivan represents clients in a broad spectrum of substantive legal areas. Having vast experience in advising companies and board committees on corporate governance, he has facilitated a variety of transactions, including securities offerings, venture capital investments, corporate acquisitions, regulatory, and compliance matters. Ivan has presided over the Levy Appeals Board and the Customs and Excise Tax Appeals Board of the Ministry of Finance. Ivan is a Partner at GTG Advocates.