May 20, 2006
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - BPC, the leading e-payments and retail banking solutions provider, has announced the appointment of James Massey as Middle East General Manager. The appointment is a key element of BPC’s growth strategy in the GCC and Massey will oversee all sales, customer support, marketing, partner and customer relations across the region.
“BPC has established itself as one of the leading global providers of IT solutions for the retail financial services market and James’ appointment is the start of its strategy to extend BPC’s sales coverage to deliver complete support to its customers throughout the region,” said Anatoly Loginov, CEO & President, BPC.
“The company’s decision to establish this presence in the region also reflects its objective to drive its expansion across the Gulf countries and to reinforce the sales and support of its SmartVista suite of software products for card management and transaction processing”.
“We are confident that our investment in the region and James’ appointment will enable us to improve our relations with the Middle East banking community. James’ market knowledge and extensive sales experience and technical understanding will help us to expand our reach throughout the region.”
In addition to the countries already covered by its strategic alliance with Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a key player in the market; BPC will be addressing new markets in Egypt, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Turkey.
"I’m very pleased to join the BPC team and look forward to leading the company's development in the region,” said Massey. "As the Middle East retail banking market moves towards the wide adoption of payment cards and mobile commerce, BPC is uniquely positioned to serve that trend, with its comprehensive SmartVista suite of software products.”
Throughout his career Massey has been heavily involved in the payments, electronic transactions and software industries and brings more than 20 years of experience in business development, sales management, product development and major program delivery roles. His functional expertise includes strategic planning, programme management, systems integration, system selection, outsourcing and IT management.
Massey has lived and worked in the Gulf for over 5 years and joined BPC from Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the distributor of selected IBM Products and Services in the Gulf countries. As Director of Professional Services for Gulf Region, he was responsible for strategic planning, sales and marketing, resource management and delivery to customer base in UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Iraq.