VocaLink appoints Edith Rigler to lead its business and strategic development

21 January 2009

VocaLink, the payment transaction specialist, has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Edith Rigler as Director of Business Development. Edith brings over 25 years’ experience in transaction banking to the company having previously held senior positions at HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Citibank. Recently she has held similar roles at the EBA.

Martin Wilson, Chief Commercial Officer at VocaLink, commented, “We are delighted that Edith has joined VocaLink at a time when we are growing our business in Europe and beyond. Her experience and wealth of knowledge of SEPA and the PSD is invaluable. Edith’s appointment will bring us closer to our existing customers whilst also driving the new business strategy.”

Speaking on her new appointment, Edith said, ‘I am very pleased to be joining VocaLink. The continuing development of the European payments market, through SEPA and the PSD, offers significant and exciting opportunities for the company to service a greater numbers of clients across Europe. VocaLink is developing key partnerships and joint ventures with important industry players and is building on its position as a leading provider of transaction services in Europe. I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Before joining VocaLink Edith ran her own company, implementing a number of projects for the Euro Banking Association in Frankfurt. Prior to this, she worked for HSBC as Programme Director of its SEPA and PSD projects. This followed a position as Global Head for Account Payables and Receivables at Deutsche Bank. She has also worked for Chase Manhattan Bank and for Citibank Europe, where she managed customer groups in the bank’s global custody area and was involved with several European initiatives, including the introduction of the Euro.

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