Omnichannel payment provider EMS adds new members to the executive management team May 11, 2018

EMS, the joint venture between First Data and ABN AMRO, has recently welcomed two experienced payment executives to further drive product and service expansion in core markets in both the Netherlands and Belgium, and to grow EMS acquiring solutions across Europe.  Michael Roos takes on the role of Director of Finance & Operations.

In mid-April Michael Roos joined EMS in the role of Director of Finance & Operations. In this new role Michael’s key priorities will be leading  the company’s efforts to enable instant merchant boarding and to optimize service and support to deliver an industry leading Omnichannel service experience to 40,000 EMS merchants. Michael joins EMS from Worldline e-payment services (formerly Digital River World Payments), where he led Client Services. Prior to Digital River, Michael worked in various senior operations and finance roles at Ingenico and its predecessor GlobalCollect.

Pieter Stal, EMS General Manager explains: ‘In the fast changing payments landscape, EMS is determined to keep offering  Omnichannel payment solutions and meet business intelligence needs. It’s up to EMS to keep delivering on its promises. With Michael Roos, EMS is well-versed and experienced in the European payments markets. In addition, EMS has a clear vision on how to offer the best customer centric experience, along with an ever increasing focus on our data-centered approach to doing business both today and in the future.’

About EMS

EMS is a leading European payments specialist based in Amsterdam. Via channel partners and directly with 130 EMS expert employees, it provides 40,000 clients with a comprehensive range of online & offline payment solutions, POS terminals and debit & card acquiring services.  EMS is a joint venture between the American payment technology leader, First Data, and ABN AMRO, a leading Dutch bank.

About First  Data

First Data is a global leader in transaction processing serving more than 6 million merchant locations, 2,000 card issuers and providing 78 billion transactions a year - all with virtually zero downtime. First Data helps clients improve their service, generate efficiencies, drive down costs, promote convenience, and expand consumer choice. First Data Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


ABN AMRO serves corporate, retail and private banking clients in 23 countries with in-depth financial expertise and extensive knowledge of numerous industry sectors. Based in Amsterdam, ABN AMRO targets a moderate risk profile with a clear risk governance structure, strong risk culture, and a solid capital and liquidity position. ABN AMRO is listed on the Euronext stock exchange.

For questions concerning this press release, please contact Angelique Leemans, EMS Head of Marketing a.i.: tel +31 625 249 831,

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