Simon works closely with the Chairman and Board members to set strategic expansion goals for the organisation, and leads the management team to accomplish these objectives.
He is also the Chairman of Mercury Payments Services LLC; Chairman/Director in Network International subsidiary companies for the Middle East and Africa; and is a UnionPay International (UPI) Councilor.
Simon has more than 35 years of experience in the payments and banking sector. Prior to joining Network International, he was based in Atlanta, Georgia, as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Elavon, a subsidiary of US Bancorp and one of the world’s largest global merchant processing organisations. Prior positions during his eight-year term at Elavon include President of International Markets and Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Europe.
He has also served with Citigroup International PLC as Head of Credit and Risk with responsibility for all credit and fraud-related activities impacting Citigroup’s Pan European Merchant Acquiring Business. In addition, he has worked with both HSBC and Midland Bank.
Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.