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Leadership and
resposibility -
Management
Team

Radi Abd El Haj

CEO and 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.

Ulrike Schaffter

Group Cheif Product Officer
Ulrike joined RS2 in 1996 with a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business-Related Computing. She is Chief Product Officer at RS2 Group. Ulrike is leading the implementation of new business-driven products through agile product focus teams, ensuring system conformity, and implementation towards our partners. Ulrike is also the Managing Director of RS2 Germany and RS2 Financial Services. Furthermore, she is also the resident expert of accounting-related questions regarding the BankWORKS® system.

David Amato

Group Cheif Implimentation Officer
David has held for the past 15 years various positions in the IT industry. He joined RS2 in 1997 as a Project Manager and in 2001 he was appointed to head RS2’s Project Management teams in Malta and Germany. At RS2, David introduced various project management methodologies within the company and implemented numerous projects across the globe. As of December 2015, David has been entrusted to head the sales and client relationship teams for RS2 Software PLC and RS2 Smart Processing.

Jens Mahlke

Group Cheif Financial Officer
Jens has more than 25 years of experience in banking, payments, and financial services. He served as a CFO/COO at Concardis, the leading payment service provider in Germany, and led, as CEO, the European business of EVO Payments, after having built Deutsche Card Services, as General Manager, into one of the leading e-commerce acquirers. Jens started his career at Deutsche Bank, where he held various senior roles in Corporate and Transaction Banking. Jens is a Six Sigma Black Belt, and graduated in Banking and Economics.

Marlene Attard

Cheif Administrative Officer and Cheif Operating
Marlene moved to RS2 after gaining experience in business administration, human resource management, project management, and change management with one of Malta’s largest public authorities. She served as Director for Corporate Services within the Malta Environment and Planning Authority for the last four years and facilitated the 2010 MEPA reform. She was appointed Chief Operating Officer of RS2 Software PLC in March 2020 in addition to her existing role as Chief Administrative Officer.

Gideon Fourie

Group Cheif Commercial Officer
Gideon combines more than 25 years of consulting and industry experience within Cards, Payments, and Banking. Until most recently, he held the positions of COO & CFO for Fiserv within the DACH (German, Austria & Switzerland) Region. Prior to this, he led Strategic Planning and Sales Operations for Fiserv's non-US businesses. His experience includes senior management positions at Barclays Group, Deloitte, and Standard Bank. As Group CCO, Gideon is responsible for Corporate Strategy, Market Development and driving sustainable Revenue growth through new client acquisition and partnering with existing clients.

Kolja Reiss

General Manager, RS2 North America
Kolja is an experienced and successful business leader, having established several successful technology businesses in North America and Europe, and currently serves as General Manager for RS2 North America. He established Mopay as a leading mobile payments provider in the United States before it was sold to Boku, and was responsible for the launch of DIMOCO Americas with overall responsibility for corporate development and global business development.

Antoine Cutajar

Group CXheif Technology Officer
Kolja is an experienced and successful business leader, having established several successful technology businesses in North America and Europe, and currently serves as General Manager for RS2 North America. He established Mopay as a leading mobile payments provider in the United States before it was sold to Boku, and was responsible for the launch of DIMOCO Americas with overall responsibility for corporate development and global business development.

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