Chantal de Meere joins Dutch payments consultancy Connective Payments

22 March 2018 3 min. read
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Connective Payments, a Netherlands-based consultancy specialised in payments, has added Chantal de Meere to its team. The new Associate Partner brings 13 years of experience in payments and e-commerce to the firm. 

In the past three years, Chantal de Meere worked as an independent consultant, supporting clients (both merchants and Payments Service Providers) with designing technical and commercial requirements of the payments process, and with the implementation of projects. In her most recent engagement, De Meere served D-reizen, where she was part of a team that rolled-out a new payments system for the company’s two business units, D-reizen en VakantieXperts. The new transactions process supports of both online and offline (in the travel shops) channels, significantly smoothening the payments experience for clients, as the company embraces a more omni-channel way of working. 

Prior to freelancing, De Meere spent nearly a decade in the payments industry, working for Ingenico ePayments, Magento Commerce and European Merchant Services, a pan-European technology provider of a payments infrastructure. She started her career with Misco, a UK-origin IT services company, and L’Oreal, a French cosmetics giant.

Chantal de Meere - Connective Payments

At Connective Payments, De Meere has been appointed an Associate Partner and joins a team consisting of five Partners: Ward Hagenaar, Peter van der Hart, Ronald te Velde, Jeroen van Dijk and Teun Boer (joined in July 2017). All five professionals boast an extensive track record in the industry, from strategy through to execution and programme delivery. Among the clients consulting firm serves are banks ABN Amro and ING, credit card providers American Express and Mastercard, infrastructure players such as Trans Link Systems and start-ups including Scoupy (a Groupon look-a-like for the retail sector) and Seqr (a Belgian payments app). 

“We are delighted with the addition of Chantal – she brings extensive experience as a business and technical payment consultant. As an expert in analysis, requirements definition, vendor selection for omni-channel payment solutions, she will optimise conversion, automate reconciliation processes and reduce costs. She is capable of providing both advice and execution power, aimed at optimising business critical payments processes at online businesses and payment service providers,” said co-founder Ward Hagenaar.

According to a recent study by The Boston Consulting Group, the global payments industry is set to see stellar growth in the coming decade on the back of the continued boom of e-commerce, as well as new market such as India and China maturing the digital maturity of their payments channels. In 2015 the revenue of the payments industry was estimated to be 1.1 trillion, this is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2025.