Marc Birkner

Ingenico Group

Marc Birkner is Managing Director of Small & Medium Businesses at Ingenico. He manages the business across EMEA including the UK which is a key growth market for Ingenico. Marc has a track record of doubling turnover and driving international expansion for Ingenico. He has spent his career in financial sector leadership roles, helping SMEs and Enterprise businesses grow significantly across the globe.

 Marc has been at Ingenico since 2014, as MD for Benelux, previously overseeing payment performance as VP Client Operations. He began his career with Gemalto (formerly Gemplus) in 1996 where he was in charge of sales and marketing for Central Europe. In 2009, he was appointed CEO of easycash, a subsidiary of DI Deutsche Ingenico Holding GmbH and leading German payment service provider. He also led the Cashless Payment Solutions Business Unit at German ATM and retail hardware manufacturer Wincor-Nixdorf from 2014 to 2016.

 Marc holds an engineering degree in Electronic and Computer science. Based in Brussels currently, Marc is fluent in German, French and English. He is a passionate cyclist, and can usually be spotted cycling to work but has been known to complete longer commutes on his motorbike.