Suretap Appoints New President

by Istvan Fekete on November 30, 2015

Suretap has announced the appointment of a new president, Almis Ledas, an accomplished executive in the Canadian mobility and mobile payments ecosystem. Ledas has previously held senior management roles with Bell and currently serves as the COO of EnStream, Canada’s mobile payments hub connecting mobile network operators and financial institutions.

“This is an exciting time for Canada’s mobile payments ecosystem and for consumers who want the convenience, security and financial advantages of an open digital wallet,” said Ledas. suretapTM is playing an important role in defining and realizing the value of mobile wallet technology in the Canadian market, and I look forward to being part of this great success.”

Ledas joined Suretap to replace Jeppe Dorff, who had been there right from the start, and helped develop and lead the Canadian way of mobile payments (Suretap) since its inception. Dorff is leaving the company to take an executive product development position with a global mobile communications and financial services company.

Suretap also took the opportunity to announce a major milestone in its history: In the past five months, 500,000 Canadians have downloaded the new app.

The executive change comes shortly after the launch of Apple Pay in Canada in a partnership with Amex. While the launch was limited due to a single partnership, some Canadian iPhone owners quickly applied for an Amex card just to test the system. As of now, Canadian banks support Suretap only, but a Reddit user claims an unnamed Canadian bank is about to break the ice and is already pilot testing the Apple mobile payment platform.

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