Card industry veteran Jonathan Holden has been appointed CEO for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for cloudBuy, the cloud eCommerce marketplace.
Holden will report to the Board of cloudBuy while helping to drive the expansion of the company and holding responsibility for global partnerships, including Visa.
Previously to cloudBuy, Holden held the position of Visa Europe Vice President of Commercial Solutions, where he was Head of Market Development for Commercial Solutions across 34 countries and previously Head of Public Sector across 36 countries.
He led Visa’s participation in the UK Government Procurement programme and led pre-paid for Visa AP (Australia) Pty Ltd in the Australian Market.
Holden also worked with cloudBuy to take the company into the pre-paid disbursements for Government, Insurance and Corporate Incentives.
Prior to Visa, Holden enjoyed a long career with Barclaycard.
Executive Chairman of cloudBuy, Ronald Duncan, said: “We are delighted that Jonathan is joining us. His extensive experience rolling out products to large corporate and government on a global basis is a perfect fit for cloudBuy.”
For Holden, “I believe that cloudBuy has the best product set in the market and these are exciting times, as the business-to-business market starts the transition to electronic procurement and payments.”