Head | CEO
About Michael Steinbach
I’m Head of Global Business Line Financial Services of Worldline and member of Worldline´s Group Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of equensWorldline SE. Next to that, I’m involved in national and international payment committees. Earlier, I have acted as Chairman of the International Payments Framework Association (IPFA) and was a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank Nederland NV.
I was one of the responsible acting managers on the mergers between the Dutch Interpay B.V. and the German Transaktionsinstitut fuer Zahlungsverkehrsdienstleistungen AG which led to the incorporation of Equens in 2006 and between Equens and the processing part of Worldline, resulting in the creation of equensWorldline SE in 2016. Prior to my appointment as Chairman of the Board at Transaktionsinstitut in 2003 I was director of DZ BANK AG (Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank), where I headed the payments/cards/trade finance department.
During my career I headed large and complex payment and cards divisions formed by mergers in the banking and financial services world.