Skrill appoints Roland Schaar as Senior Vice President of Technology

LONDON | Skrill, one of Europe’s largest online payment providers, has appointed Roland Schaar as Senior Vice President of Technology. Roland brings more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry, and 13 in the financial payments sector, to the role. His experience of working within payment technology and his skills in implementing large projects on time and to scale will help the Skrill Group to grow and innovate, evolving and improving time to market and operations at an international level.


Roland recently joined the Skrill Group following the acquisition of paysafecard, Europe´s leading online prepaid payment provider, where he was and remains CIO, along with responsibility for IT development and 24/7 operations across the Skrill Group. Prior to this, Roland was a senior manager at Accenture, focusing on large-scale post-merger integration projects.

Roland’s experience also includes IT transformation management at Volksbank Group, where he was responsible for project portfolio management, efficiency management and Group purchasing for more than 8,000 employees.

“The payment industry is highly competitive and evolving rapidly, so we need to constantly improve and innovate in order to meet our customers’ needs and ensure our systems are the first choice for our customers,” commented Schaar.

”I will be working to strengthen delivery capabilities within the Skrill Group, helping to design and deliver new innovative payment solutions that combine the business’ strong experiences of online payments, offline payments and international distribution network,” Schaar added.

Siegfried Heimgaertner, CEO of the Skrill Group, added: “Roland’s wealth of knowledge and understanding of the payment technology sector will help shape this exciting next stage of our journey. His understanding of the industry and experience in managing teams at a global scale will help us continue to operate quickly, flexibly and cost effectively.”


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