PayPoint Romania, the leading cash payment and electronic top-up points operator in retail units, has announced the appointment of Felix Craciunescu as its new IT Director.

In this role, Felix is responsible for the development and impelementation of the company’s IT strategy, coordinating the entire activity of the department that includes: IT Research & Development, IT Systems Operations and Project Management. The IT division manages a wide variety of activities related to PayPoint’s operational and internal systems, its terminal network and transaction platform, the implementation of new solutions and payment schemes and ensuring project management.

Felix is a graduate of the Automation and Computers School in the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute and has taken part in several IT and leadership courses throughout his career. He started out as a software developer, and in 2000 he joined Edenred Romania as a software engineer. He spent 17 years there, moving up to the IT Operations Director role, and before he joined PayPoint he worked on an entrepreneurial project.

“I joined PayPoint because I was attracted by the company’s projects and long-term development strategy. In a dynamic world that moves at a fast pace, where digitalization is a certainty, PayPoint wants to develop new ways of being with its partners – suppliers, retailers, consumers – and the IT direction is an essential part of this digitalization process,” said Felix Craciunescu.

Felix’s experience and expertise in the IT industry will play an important role in the company’s plans to develop and implement solutions and technologies that support the attainment of its activities. The company has always aimed to offer consumers and partner retailers secure and fast services that simplify their lives: in this context, it will continue to invest considerably in technology, considering its strategic importance in the business’s long-term development.

“As the main player in the segment, we always have the duty to improve the experience we offer consumers and partners, continue to innovate and establish trends. And all this is done under the umbrella of a portfolio of secure, free, fast payments. IT plays a fundamental role in all of this and it is essential to develop a structure that responds optimally to these needs; we welcome Felix to our team and wish him the very best of luck in future projects,” said Mugur Dogariu, Managing Director at PayPoint Romania.

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