MYPINPAD and its parent company Licentia Group have appointed Colin Greene as its new CEO.

The former Apple senior executive has been tasked with taking the London firm’s contactless technology to the global market.

MYPINPAD, a Licentia Group company, is behind software-based PIN entry on smartphones and tablets and contactless payments on Android platforms.

Its technology will see point-of-sale terminals and PIN entry mPOS devices replaced by iOS and Android smartphones and tablets running secure payment software.

Greene arrives with over 30 years' experience in executive leadership roles within technology giants such as NCR, Intel, and Dell. For the past 13 years he has worked at Apple, where he most recently led the US channel retail business.

"I'm truly honoured to have been appointed Licentia Group and MYPINPAD CEO,” said Greene. “My career so far has been dominated by a passion for technology and the positive impact of smart devices on people's everyday lives.

“We now have the opportunity to take that customer experience to the next level with MYPINPAD, and to transform the global face-to-face payments ecosystem.

“The MYPINPAD team possesses unequalled innovation and payments technology expertise to deliver on that promise. I cannot wait to get started."

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Greene will also oversee the ongoing expansion of MYHSM, another Licentia company which offers payment Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) as-a-service.

Phil King, MYPINPAD chairman, said: "Colin's appointment is a pivotal moment for the Licentia Group and MYPINPAD.

“His experience is perfectly aligned with our ambitions. I can think of no better person to head up our rapidly expanding business.

“Together we will build on our position as the global leader in this extremely specialised area, mass-deploy our technology, transform everyday phones and tab