Ingenico hires Jon Locke as new CFO to bolster commerce efforts

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Payment service leader Ingenico has announced Jon Locke as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. 

Locke’s role took effect on 3 June and brings with him extensive experience in financial leadership roles which Ingenico states will prove “invaluable” as the company continues to find new and innovative ways to transform commerce payments. 

In his last role, Locke worked as a non-executive Director at mortgage lender Paratus AMC. His most noteworthy role saw him at Nova KBM, serving as its Chief Risk Officer. 

In his role at Nova KBM, Locke played a key role in developing operational and risk management strategies, with Ingenico highlighting his financial planning, profitability improvement, strategic growth and operational efficiency skills. 

Laurent Blanchard, CEO of Ingenico, commented on Locke’s arrival: “As CFO, Jon will oversee all financial operations and strategies, ensuring the continued financial health and stability of Ingenico. His deep understanding of the financial landscape and commitment to excellence make him a perfect fit for our team.”

Ingenico’s EVP and Global CTO, Patrick Blanc, spoke to Payment Expert on how the company is still drawing on the legacy of smart card inventor Roland Moreno. 

Blanc also spoke on how Ingenico is looking to continue to innovate in the payments space, with a particular focus on sustainability and green finance. 

He said: ‘You see the emergence of a lot of different payment methods today, and we are being asked to support those new payment methods, like Apple Pay, or other digital wallets on the terminals. You can think about all the contactless methods that have taken off with COVID. 

“But at the same time, we still have to support magnetic strip and other payment instruments that have been with us for a long time. This complexity is part of what ecosystem sustainability is important for us.”