Strategic Executive Board

The Strategic Executive Board discusses and decides specific strategic orientations and significant projects or initiatives deemed necessary for the Group.

The Strategic Executive Board gathers all Executive Committee’s members as well as the following members:

Ottmar Bloching


Ottmar Bloching was appointed CEO of the PAYONE joint venture, a jointly owned company of Worldline and the German DSV Group, in 2023. Ottmar Bloching, a qualified banker, can look back on three decades of wide-ranging expertise in the finance and payment industry. Before joining PAYONE, he had been a member of the DSV Group's management board since 2015, where he was responsible for all payment-related topics. In this role, he was one of the key drivers for the transformation of PAYONE's predecessor companies into today's PAYONE GmbH, one of the leading payment service providers in Germany and Austria. Prior to his career as a member of DSV Group’s management, Ottmar Bloching held various positions focusing on payment and card strategies at Citicorp Kartenservice, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and the umbrella organisation of Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, namely Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV). In 2007, he moved to Visa Europe as General Manager Germany, where he rose to Regional Managing Director Central Europe in 2014. 

Ottmar Bloching | LINKEDIN

Pierre-Emmanuel Degermann

Group Head of M&A and Development

Pierre-Emmanuel Degermann has been in charge of M&A and Corporate Development since May 2022, structuring business expansion opportunities and leading the external growth ambition of the group. Pierre-Emmanuel is an expert in Corporate and Business Development with a track record of managing international corporate development initiatives, strategic projects and partnerships. Pierre-Emmanuel is a graduate from ESSEC Business School in Paris. He has held several senior positions in M&A and Business Development. Previously, he was Head of M&A at Ingenico, until the merger with Worldline in 2020. He has also worked in Business Development at Tereos, an agro-industrial group. From 2007 to 2013, he worked at Citi Investment Banking division in London and Paris, where he was involved in many M&A, financing, and capital market operations across Europe.

Pierre-Emmanuel Degermann | LinkedIn

Wolf Kunisch

Head of Strategy, Public & Regulatory Affairs

In 2020 Wolf Kunisch was appointed Head of Strategy, Public & Regulatory Affairs to develop and promote Worldline’s key strategic public policy agenda towards national and European regulators as well as to identify and evaluate new trends and developments in the payments area and to formulate the impact and proposed course of action for the company. Wolf is a graduate of the Technische Universität Berlin and of INSEAD’s Executive MBA program. He was deputy CEO of equensWorldline since 2016. In 2010, he was appointed as Managing Director of Atos Worldline in Germany and was responsible for the group’s Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line as well as its German and Eastern Europe geographical zones in 2014. He joined the Atos group in 2000, where he performed management functions in innovative and international business development. He began his career as a project manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Stuttgart, Germany and in Paris.

Wolf Kunisch | LinkedIn

Sébastien Mandron

Group Head CSR & Real Estate

Since 2017, Sébastien Mandron is CSR Officer and Group Head Real Estate & Facility Manager to transform how we operate launching constantly new CSR initiatives, and improving performance rewarded by the largest International extra-financial rating agencies. Sébastien holds a degree in economics (Paris Assas University) and a Master's degree in Financial Engineering (Sorbonne University). In 2014, he was appointed CSR officer for structuring, organizing and developing the company's CSR strategy. Sébastien was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Club of Sustainable Development Directors. In 2020, he joined the Board of Directors of the Pacte Mondial France from the United Nations. Sébastien is also leading Real Estate footprint optimization and defining the new ways of working for our 130 sites. He joined Worldline in 2011 to accelerate the company's operational transformation. He began his career at PwC Consulting before joining Atos Group in 2003, where he was responsible for three major transformation programs dedicated to improving operational performance, business performance and employee well-being.

Sébastien Mandron | LinkedIn

Philippe Mareine

Head of Workforce Management Transformation and Corporate Digital Acceleration  

Philippe is a global executive leader with an international mindset and 25 years of experience in driving transformational change. Graduated from the French engineering and scientific high school Ecole Polytechnique as well as the French high school for the management of state affairs (ENA), he started as officer and engineer in the French Army and Defense Industry then served the French ministry of Finance in several management and operational roles, supporting the modernization of the tax administration. In 2009, he joined Atos where, as executive manager, he supported over the past decade the creation of a global leader in digital transformation, through his successive roles of General Secretary, Chief HR Officer, and Chief Digital and Transformation Officer, Head of Siemens Alliance. Philippe has also a broad intercultural experience having lived 10 years in Germany. He is passionate about people and technology. He joins Worldline in September 2022 to take over the leadership of HRs on an interim basis. Since April 2023, he is now in charge of corporate digital acceleration and leads the Workforce Management Transformation initiative, to improve the Group’s quality and efficiency in a fast-paced payment market evolution.

Philippe Mareine | LinkedIn

Vincent Roland

Group Head of Strategic Developments and Partnerships

Since 2022, Vincent Roland is Group Head of Strategic Developments and Partnerships to further position the Group within the payment ecosystem. Vincent is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Louvain and holds a MBA degree from the Solvay Business School. Before Worldline, he had joined the Point group as Senior Vice-President in 2010. Following the acquisition of Point by VeriFone in 2011, he took over the payment services business in the Verifone Executive Committee. Previously, he joined First Data as SVP EMEA and Banksys as CEO, before Banksys was acquired by Atos Worldline. In 2016, he started managing the Merchant Services business line of Worldline, building strong, trusted and added-value relationships with merchants and key partners, multiplying the size of Worldline’s Merchant Services business through organic growth and acquisitions.

Vincent Roland | LinkedIn