• Michel Akkermans

    Chairman Shareholder Advisory Board & Venture Partner

    Michel is a serial entrepreneur, private investor, advisor and board member, serving on the boards of public and private companies and private equity funds.

      

    He was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Clear2Pay, a finance technology company focused on global payment solutions, before it was acquired by FIS (Nasdaq: FIS) in 2014. Before Clear2Pay, Michel was founder, CEO and chairman of FICS, a fintech company specialized in online banking and compliance reporting. In 1999, FICS merged with Security First Technologies, creating the leader in Internet banking - S1 Corporation (Nasdaq: SONE), with Michel as its chairman. He also was executive chairman of Data4S, a data analytics specialist, focusing on anti-money laundering applications. Norkom acquired the company in 2004. Clear2Pay, FICS and Data4S generated superior returns for its investors and management teams.

     

    Michel holds a M.Sc. in electronic engineering and computer sciences and a degree in economics and finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He is multi-lingual and operates worldwide.