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AEVI announces Nelson Holzner as AEVI CEO

Today AEVI announced the appointment of Nelson Holzner as AEVI chief executive officer (CEO) as of May 1, 2017.  In his new role, Nelson will leverage his vast knowledge of the payments and start-up landscape to grow AEVI and take the company to the next level.

Holzner joins AEVI with a proven track record in the Fintech industry having spent the last eight years building and growing his own company, a market-leading payment provider. Before that he served Cerberus Capital Management as Vice President Private Equity.

“AEVI is one of the most exciting companies in Fintech, has an amazing trajectory and is set to revolutionize payments around the world. With revenues of about €80 million last year, AEVI is certainly one of the largest Fintech businesses in Europe.” said Nelson. “I am very excited about the opportunity to scale AEVI further and to build a global market leader in payments together with the team.”

Dr. Jürgen Wunram, Senior Vice President and COO at Diebold Nixdorf, the parent company of AEVI, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nelson and are confident that he will grow our AEVI business. His vast experience scaling a similar Fintech company will prove invaluable as AEVI continues its expansion over the coming years.”

The appointment of Holzner allows Reinhard Rabenstein, who has acted as Managing Director of AEVI since its carve-out, to fully concentrate on his role as Chief Technology Officer, Solutions, at Diebold Nixdorf. In addition, Rabenstein is appointed Chairman of the AEVI Advisory Board.

AEVI brings acquirers closer to their merchants, and merchants closer to their consumers, with an open Ecosystem that combines apps, payment services and a multi-vendor selection of payment devices.  Selecting from a marketplace of high-quality apps and services, Acquirers can quickly create differentiated, innovative SmartPOS solutions under their own brands. Our centralized payments as a service platform eliminates obstacles, and helps Acquirers simplify the complex payment landscape with a single integration and access to a comprehensive suite of cloud-based, back office reporting tools for enhanced control and flexibility. We welcome Acquirers, App Solution Partners and Hardware Vendors to build on our vision of an open, collaborative payments Ecosystem unrestricted by device vendors, currencies, borders or regulations.

AEVI International GmbH is a subsidiary company of Diebold Nixdorf and is headquartered in Germany with operations in the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.