Edgar, Dunn & Company promotes MENA leader Jean Sideris

26 April 2021 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Edgar, Dunn & Company has promoted the leader of its Middle East office – Jean Sideris – to director.

The appointments marks the third promotion for the Belgian national at the international payments consultancy, and the first since he assumed the role of General Manager two years ago. 

“Jean joined Edgar, Dunn & Company to lead our Middle East office in Dubai and has done an excellent job in establishing a strong presence in the market. His experience and deep knowledge of payments has been fundamental in driving our growth in the MENA region”, said Peter Sidenius, CEO of Edgar, Dunn & Company. 

Jean Sideris, Director and MENA Leader, Edgar, Dunn & Company

Founded in 1978 in the US, Edgar, Dunn & Company advises and supports leaders in the payments industry – including central and retail banks, payments technology providers and retailers – on all facets of their payments infrastructure, spanning strategy, operations, transactions and digitisation. 

Sideris is responsible for client management, project delivery and business development across Middle East and Africa, leveraging his extensive experience gained in industry prior to joining the consulting firm. Prior to joining Edgar, Dunn & Company, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Central Europe, Middle East & Africa at credit card giant Visa. 

Before that, he spent over a decade at Mastercard holding a range of (leadership) roles in corporate strategy, sales, finance, pricing and interchange, based in Belgium and France. Earlier in his career, Sideris worked in payments consulting at Logica (now CGI) and at the European Commission in Brussels.

Sideris specialises in payments strategy, pricing, interchange, regulatory affairs, card issuing & acquiring, product design & launch, network processing, innovation & digital channels, mobile payments and financial inclusion. 

Commenting on his promotion, he said: “I am delighted to continue leading our Middle East & Africa business and contribute even further to Edgar, Dunn & Company’s expansion and recognition in the region in cooperation with colleagues across the world.”

Last week, Edgar, Dunn & Company sold its roundtables business to Auriemma for an undisclosed sum.