[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

ACI Worldwide, a provider of payment systems, has appointed Sergey Lukyanov to head ACI’s Russian and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) sales and operations. He joins from BPC Group, where he spent 6 years as deputy CEO for sales and marketing in the region.

Sergey Lukyanov brings more than 20 years experience of payment systems working in banks and for software suppliers. He will take a leadership role focused on building and reinforcing relationships with customers, partners and governments in the region, working alongside ACI’s existing team in the region.

Paul Thomalla (SVP and managing director, ACI Worldwide,EMEA): Russia and CIS is a key market for ACI Worldwide. It is growing and developing quickly, and financial organizations in the region have to keep up.

Prior to joining the BPC Group, Mr. Lukyanov worked as deputy general director (Visa and MasterCard projects) for JSC Cardcentre (FC URALSIB), and then at URALSIB Bank. He has also held roles at Card Tech (Russia) and at Moscow Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He received his MBA/MBI diploma at GUU, Russia’s State University of Management, in 2007.

[Upload: 02-05-12]