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Horst Förster

Photo Horst Förster - member of PayComm-advisory board

  • Born 28.04.1949
  • Diplom Mathematiker

working in the software and IT industries –
various management positions in the areas of
Sales & Marketing, Software Solutions, System Integration, Payment Systems and EAN-Standards

  • 1984 - 1992
    Division Head at IKOSS GmbH (today: Atos),
    software-and system house, Stuttgart
  • 1992 - 1994
    Director Marketing at Siemens AG,
    ANLA32 Building Automation, Karlsruhe
  • 1994 - 1996
    Managing Director at EAN Germany GmbH (today: GS1 Germany), Cologne

working in the European Payment Industries

  • 1996 - 2000
    IKOSS VAN (today: Worldline), Aachen
    final position: Director for the Payment Systems Division
  • from 2001
    X Business Consultance – Cross Business, Cross Borders,
    Founder and Managing Partner
    - Business Development for the Payments Industry
    - Market Intelligence Services for the European Economic Area
    - Digital Payments: Strategy & Transformation
  • from 2011
    Author and Co-Editor of the Payment Card Yearbooks
    published by Payments Cards and Mobile, Holt (UK)    


Member of Advisory Boards in the Payment Industry