Akkermans, Michel

Michel Akkermans, is a Director of Gemplus; founded FICS in 1989, a leading software provider in the field of online banking and regulatory financial reporting; in 1999 FICS, together with Edify and Vertical One, merged with Security First Technologies (Nasdaq: SONE), creating the market leader in Internet banking - S1 Corporation, with Michel Akkermans as its Executive Chairman; held management positions in a series of international banks, including JP Morgan Chase and Continental Bank, and subsequently for an international consulting company; is CEO and Chairman of Clear2Pay since 2001; is Executive Chairman of DATA4s, an innovative data mining and anti-money laundering software vendor based in Leuven, non-executive partner at the venture capital company GIMV, and holds board positions at a number of companies, including: Capco, the globally-operating capital markets company and Proficient, the Atlanta-based vendor of web enabled sales optimization software.