Based in Vienna, Gijsbert van der Poel is Head of Card Acquiring at Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI). He is responsible for the RBI Cross-Border Merchant Services business, providing centralized card acquiring solutions to large retailers, as well as for the local card acquiring businesses of RBI Group subsidiaries, across 17 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Besides successfully building up RBI’s cross-border acquiring capabilities during the past 4 years, Gijsbert has held several payments related Product and Business Development roles at RBI, in both Retail and Corporate Banking areas.
Before joining Raiffeisen in 2009, Gijsbert worked for Euronet Worldwide in Budapest, being responsible for international business development. Prior to that, he held various roles in management consultancy, and telecom industry.
Gijsbert is a Dutch national, and holds an M.Sc. in Applied Physics and an MBA degree.