Sylvie Solignac Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Payments Company Eurogiro

By Eurogiro, PRNE
Monday, May 16, 2011

Sylvie Solignac, was Elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors on 10 May 2011

COPENHAGEN, May 17, 2011 - Sylvie Solignac holds the position as Head of International
Office at La Banque Postale in France and has been on the Eurogiro Board
since 2009. However, Sylvie Solignac was already a key person in the
foundation of Eurogiro in the early nineties. As Marketing Manager of
International Services at La Poste in France, she was La Poste's
representative on the Eurogiro Steering Committee. Since then, Sylvie
headed the Paris Giro Centre (which executes large bulks of domestic
payments) and has been closely involved in the agreement process of the
French postbank. Sylvie Solignac has an exceptionally broad understanding of
the payment financial markets domestically and cross border, both within
Europe and in other regions of the world. She understands the particular role
the posts can play, for instance in strengthening infrastructure and
financial inclusion. Mastering the languages of French, English, Russian and
Arabic she will have a rare ability to foster the dialogue and mutual
understanding across cultures that is essential for a global community like

Sylvie Solignac succeeds Armin Brun, Swiss Post, PostFinance
as chairperson on the Board. "Armin Brun" says Sylvie Solignac "was an
excellent chairman of Eurogiro. In his two years term, Eurogiro expanded its
global reach in especially in Asia, introduced the first multilateral
agreement framework in correspondent banking, and moved to become a carrier
of SEPA payments next to maintaining its global payments & remittance
portfolio. The support from Swiss Post under the chairmanship of Armin Brun
was extraordinary. Being one of the largest senders in Eurogiro, Swiss Post
supported the business development in many ways, participating in most
community working groups, sharing experts with the Eurogiro company in many
levels and being an open-minded, very competent and engaged chairman."

Quoting the Eurogiro CEO, Tjeerd Rienstra, "Sylvie Solignac
has the perfect profile to develop and lead Eurogiro in its mission to be the
bridge between banks and posts across the globe". Her organization has been
transformed from post to bank, its international business been developed
under her lead and she has very strong relations to postal organizations and
banks. She can bring Eurogiro forwards in a period where the posts can be a
critical factor in growing workers' remittances around the globe, making
formal channel more attractive by offering trust, good products and local

La Banque Postale (

La Banque Postale, the banking subsidiary of the La Poste group, is a
unique and special bank operating in the French retail banking market. As an
institution that is faithful to its core values: acting in the general
interest, confidentiality and closeness to its customers, La Banque Postale
puts welcoming all its customers at the heart of its business. It supports
its retail and corporate customers by providing a sustainable banking
relationship, with an accessible and reasonably-priced range of products and
services. It is continually adding to its product range, specifically
through relying on the expertise of its subsidiaries and partners, thus
entering new areas. La Banque Postale is accessible 24/7, anywhere, any time.

Eurogiro, founded in 1993 by twelve European postal
organisations, is a Danish commercial company whose aim is to support and
develop worldwide business relating to cross-border payments related to
retail and wholesale financial services. The Eurogiro community of members is
the driver of business and new developments in cooperation with partners.
Over the last twenty years, the company has evolved from a platform formed by
postal organisations and banks into a trusted partner for cross-border
payments at a global level, processing over 32 million transactions every

    Eurogiro Contact:

    Tjeerd Rienstra
    CEO, Eurogiro A/S
    Phone: +45 4371 2772


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