Michel Vaja has joined innovation and transformation consultancy PA Consulting as a partner based in London. He joins the financial services consulting practice and will focus on further developing PA’s offering to clients in the payments space.

Michel has 16 years’ experience delivering payments transformation programmes and strategy engagements for banks, market infrastructures and corporate treasurers. Over the last nine years, Michel has led the payments practice for Capgemini, covering Europe and the UK and giving him a global view of the payments industry initiatives and regulations. Michel has also been closely involved in the open banking revolution, working with clients on open banking platform implementation and the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) compliance.

David Troman, PA’s global financial services lead says: “We’re delighted to welcome Michel to our team. He is a true innovator in the payments space and brings a wealth of experience and insight to build on PA’s existing track record of helping clients adapt and transform, further and faster, to beat significant payments challenges.”

Michel says: “The payments industry is constantly evolving, and the UK alone will be going through a number of major transformations in the next five years. It’s an exciting time to join such a fast-growing company. Financial services, and more specifically the payments domain, is a promising platform for PA to pursue its growth.”read more