Speaker – Mr. Ugo Bechis
Mr. Ugo Bechis
e-Payment & SEPA Advisor
Ugo Bechis is an independent e-Payments & SEPA Adviser to Financial Institutions, to digital startups and projects in the financial industry.
He has a forty years banking experience in the areas of sales, distribution, securities trading and payments services as Head of Multichannel Distribution, Home Banking, Trading On-line, Corporate and Retail Payments, Cards, Consumer Credit, Bank Assurance, Corporate and Trade Finance.
He is a Lecturer on Payment Systemts and TechFinance at European Universities. He started as an Auditor in general Audit and Acquisitions assessment; he held management duties in commercial, organizational and strategy roles at international and italian banks.
He held Board of Directors duties as Chairman of the Board of the European Alliance of Payment Schemes (EAPS), as Chairman of ABI Clearing & Settlement Committee and as a Board Member of IWBank S.p.a., SIA S.p.A, Cartasi S.p.A, Key Client Cards and Solutions S.p.A, Consorzio Bancomat (Debit Card Scheme).
During 15 years in European Payment Bodies (EPC, other) as a Chairman of Legal and Payments committees he gained a knowledge of banking, payments and fintech in international and national practices across Europe and elsewhere; he also gained a knowledge of institutional, policy and antitrust matters, dealing with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and other Regulatory Institutions.