Biography

Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell

President and CEO, Interac

Mark O’Connell is President and CEO of Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation. In his role, he oversees the operation of Canada’s leading payment brand – the only domestically run, coast-to-coast debit payment network that allows Canadians access to their money more than 16 million times a day through Interac products and services.

Mark is responsible for a suite of trusted payment products including Interac Debit, Interac Flash, Interac e-Transfer and digital offerings, such as the Interac Token Service Provider, Interac on Apple Pay and mobile Interac Flash. He is also responsible for leading the development of fraud prevention solutions and programs.

Mark has extensive experience in the payment card and banking technology industries. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Finance Market at Emergis Inc. (now Telus) and represented Emergis Inc. on the Interac Association Board of Directors for two years.

He has held other senior positions at NCR Corporation and IBM.

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Windsor’s MBA program, Mark has also studied finance at the Harvard Business School.

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