Network International appoints new CEO for Jordan

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Dubai: Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has announced the appointment of Amjad Al Sadeq as Chief Executive Officer of its Jordan operations.

The appointment follows the successful integration and rebranding of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) in Jordan as Network International, following the company’s strategic acquisition in March 2016.

Network International is jointly owned by Emirates NBD, one of the largest banking groups in the UAE, will continue to expand the company’s extensive footprint in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), which currently includes more than 70,000 merchant partners and over 200 banks across 55 countries.

Amjad Al Sadeq was previously Regional Director,  Bank Processing at EMP Jordan and brings over 25 years of varied experience in the payment industry with in-depth knowledge of acquiring, bank processing services, operations, electronic bill payments, e-commerce, mobile payments, EMV and security. Amjad has previously played a key role in building the main ATM switch in Jordan (JONET).

“Amjad joins us at a strategic point in Network International’s growth and expansion in the region,” said Simon Haslam, Group CEO of Network International. “His track record in managing the development of new ideas into reliable and expandable products and solutions will help us enhance our offering to clients as we continue to shape the region’s payment sector through innovative new technology and customer service. We look forward to solidifying our brand presence in Jordan by leveraging our payments expertise and infrastructure, built on global best practice.”

Added Amjad Al Sadeq, Chief Executive Officer of Network International, Jordan operations, “I am delighted to lead Network International’s team in Jordan and look forward to creating shared value for our clients. In addition to introducing new payment methods that comply with global technology innovations, Network International will seek market opportunities in sectors such as transportation, micro payments, SMEs and micro finance solutions.”