Visa Vet Pat Brolly Joins JPMorgan Payments as EMEA Acquiring Platforms/Rails Head


J.P. Morgan Payments has a new head for its EMEA acquiring platforms/rails operations.

Pat Brolly, a 25-year veteran of the financial services sector, was tapped earlier this month to oversee the bank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) acquiring platforms and rails for its payments and commerce solutions franchise.

“There is a huge growth opportunity for our EMEA franchise,” the company said in a Monday (Dec. 12) news release sent to PYMNTS. “Pat’s appointment will help to reinforce our position as the leading merchant acquirer in the region, and to achieve our ambitions for the business.”

Brolly has worked for companies that include Capital One, Morgan Stanley and Barclaycard, and most recently led Visa’s product operations in Europe and the U.K.

Her appointment follows last month’s hiring of Ludovic Houri, former CEO of Belgian payment platform Dalenys, as J.P. Morgan’s new co-head of EMEA payments and commerce solutions. Houri leads the division with Sara Castelhano.

At the time, PYMNTS noted that the bank had been stepping up its EMEA payments business, announcing in early November that it planned to open a new payment innovation lab in Greece.

The new office will help speed up the company’s growth in Greece and will serve as the new setting for its current Athens-based employees in J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank and Asset & Wealth Management businesses.

The company has also been expanding its merchant services capabilities in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and announced plans in October to offer them in seven markets in the region by year’s end.

“By offering merchant acquiring capabilities, we are able to provide a complete payments experience — ranging from pay-in, to cash management and pay-out services — that’s integrated and scalable for clients operating in or expanding into the region amid the accelerated shift toward online commerce,” Max Neukirchen, global head of payments and commerce solutions at J.P. Morgan Chase, said at the time.

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