The European Payments Council (EPC) announced the appointment of Giorgio Andreoli as its new Director General. He takes over from Etienne Goosse, who stepped down after twelve years in the role.
Giorgio Andreoli has extensive professional experience in digital financial solutions and innovative
services, spanning multiple industries and executive roles. In the last year and a half, he has been
working at the European Central Bank (ECB) on the Digital Euro project. From 2010 to 2021 he
served as a Managing Director at Accenture, working on digital finance, payments, and open
banking projects for Italian and European clients. Before then, he worked for 15 years in the telecomunications sector, eventually serving as Director of Strategic Marketing at Ericsson South-East Europe.
“It’s a tremendous honour to take over leadership of the EPC. I look forward to helping build the
future of payments in Europe while addressing the opportunities and challenges facing the
payment industry head on and in close coordination with all EPC members,” said Giorgio Andreoli.
“I believe that Giorgio’s extensive professional experience should help the EPC and its members
meet the challenges of coming years, and I wish Giorgio great success in this new position. I also
thank Etienne for all his hard work and fantastic achievements at the EPC over the past twelve
years,” added Javier Santamaría, Chair of the EPC.