Strategic Executive Board
The Strategic Executive Board discusses and decides specific strategic orientations and significant projects or initiatives deemed necessary for the Group.
The Strategic Executive Board gathers all Executive Committee’s members as well as the following members:
Group Head of M&A and Development
Pierre-Emmanuel Degermann is an expert in M&A and Corporate Development with a track record of managing international corporate development initiatives and strategic projects. Since May 2022 he is in charge of M&A and Corporate Development for Worldline. Pierre-Emmanuel has held several senior positions in M&A and Business Development. He was Head of M&A at Worldline and previously Head of M&A at Ingenico, until the merger with Worldline in 2020. He has also worked in Business Development at Tereos, an agro-industrial group. From 2007 to 2013, he worked at Citi Investment Banking division in London and Paris, where he was involved in many M&A, financing, and capital market operations in Europe. Pierre-Emmanuel graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris.
Head of Strategy, Public & Regulatory Affairs
Wolf Kunisch is a graduate of the Technische Universität Berlin and of INSEAD’s Executive MBA program. He began his career as a project manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Stuttgart, Germany and in Paris. He joined the Atos group in 2000, where he performed management functions in innovative and international business development. In 2010 he was appointed as Managing Director of Atos Worldline in Germany and was made responsible for the group’s Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line as well as its German and Eastern Europe geographical zones in 2014. In 2016 he became deputy CEO of equensWorldline. In March 2020 he was appointed as Head of Worldline Strategy, Public & Regulatory Affairs.
Group Head of CSR and Real Estate & Facility Management
Sébastien Mandron began his career at PwC before joining Atos Group in 2003, where he was responsible for three major transformation programs dedicated to improving operational performance, business performance and employee well-being. In 2011, he joined Worldline to accelerate the company's transformation and support the IPO in 2014. In July 2014, he was appointed CSR Director with the objective of structuring, organizing and developing the company's CSR strategy by involving all stakeholders. He is also responsible for Real Estate and Facility Management within the Group. In parallel to his functions, Sébastien Mandron was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Club of Sustainable Development Directors. In 2020, he joined the Board of Directors of Global Compact France. Sébastien Mandron holds a degree in economics from Paris Assas University and a Master's degree in Financial Engineering from the Sorbonne University.
Group Head of Strategic Developments and Partnerships
Vincent Roland is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Louvain and holds a MBA degree from the Solvay Business School. He started his career with the Alcatel group, where he became Vice-President of the Microelectronics division. He then joined Banksys as General Manager, before Banksys was acquired by Atos Worldline. After having been Vice-Président of Atos Worldline for two years, he then joined First Data as Senior Vice-President for Europe, Middle-East and Africa. In 2010, he joins the Point group as Senior Vice-President. Following the acquisition of Point by VeriFone in 2011, he takes over the payment services business in the Verifone Executive Committee. In 2016 he re-joins Worldline as manager of the Merchant Services business line.
Head of Financial Services (FS) Global Business Line and CEO of equensWorldline SE
Michael Steinbach is Head of Global Business Line Financial Services of Worldline and CEO of equensWorldline SE. Furthermore he is member of Worldline´s Group Executive Committee. Next to that, he is involved in national and international payment committees. Earlier, he acted as Chairman of the International Payments Framework Association (IPFA) and member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank Nederland NV. Michael Steinbach was one of the responsible acting managers on the mergers between the Dutch Interpay B.V. and the German Transaktionsinstitut fuer Zahlungsverkehrsdienstleistungen AG which led to the incorporation of Equens in 2006 and between Equens and the processing part of Worldline, resulting in the creation of equensWorldline SE in 2016. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Board at Transaktionsinstitut in 2003 he was a director of DZ BANK AG (Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank), where he headed the payments/cards/trade finance department. During his career he has headed increasingly large and complex payment and cards divisions formed by mergers in the banking and financial services world.