PPRO Group appoints Markus Melching as Chief Operating Officer to continue and build on global success


One of the fastest growing fintech businesses in Europe, PPRO Group, today announces the appointment of Markus Melching as its new Chief Operating Officer to add to its growing roster of c-level payment specialists.

As COO, Markus will lead PPRO’s customer service strategy, as well as the management of the company’s corporate issuing, processing and acquiring operations, affirming the business’ commitment to leading innovation across the global e-payment landscape.

Prior to joining PPRO, Markus led the global operations at Six Payment and was COO at Swisscom Banking, where he was an integral part of one of the largest IT transition and transformation programs executed in the private sector. With 20 years of expertise in the banking industry, and a PhD from the university of Fribourg, Switzerland, in applied Psychology and Finance, Markus brings with him the knowledge and passion to help drive PPRO Group forward with its ambitious growth plans.

“This is a great time for me to join PPRO Group,”

commented Markus Melching. “With the changing landscape of payments and the continued growth of global e-commerce it is an exciting time to be a part of the team propelling the company forward as an alternative payments leader and cementing our leading position within the global e-commerce market.”

PPRO Group offers access to more than 140 national and international alternative payment schemes for payment service providers (PSPs) and other partners in the finance industry across 175 countries. As a regulated e-money institution and principal member of Mastercard and Visa, PPRO Group moreover provides e-money accounts and prepaid cards to consumers and coporates. That makes PPRO Group a supplier of the full payments value chain, ranging from acquiring through processing to issuing services.