16 October 2012, Vienna - The arrival of Bernhard Kirschner (40) at paysafecard.com Wertkarten AG sees the leading online prepaid payment methods provider bring an experienced specialist in compliance and money laundering prevention on board. In his capacity as new Head of Group Compliance, Kirschner stands at the head of the group's compliance organisation and is responsible for compliance to the relevant laws as well as for the continued development of global standards and guidelines. His position sees him take on an essential role in the planning, achievement and risk monitoring of strategic company objectives.
Kirschner studied Banking and Finance and looks back on almost 20 years of leadership, controlling and organisational experience in banking and finance. His career began in 1993 at the former Creditanstalt AG, where he held various leading positions in the auditing department.
Subsequent positions include Senior Vice President at the Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG, where he was responsible for leading the Compliance and Audit unit. In his previous position as Vice President at Credit Suisse, Austria, he headed the Compliance department, where he was decisively involved in the setting up of and expansion of the branch.
paysafecard.com Wertkarten AG (holding of the paysafecard group) is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, New York, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria and Germany in 2000. The company is now present in 32 countries at over 450,000 sales outlets in Europe and America with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution which anyone can use. No bank account or credit card is necessary. The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at 3500 online shops. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with its four brands: paysafecard, Cash-Ticket, YUNA and Happy Schenkcard. In 2012, it was awarded Paybefore Awards for Best Digital Currency and for Most Innovative Prepaid Solution.
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