Ivo Distelbrink joined First Data in 2016 and is executive vice president and head of First Data’s Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Based in Singapore, Ivo reports directly to Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano and is also a member of First Data’s Management Committee.
First Data is a leading eCommerce and mobile technology provider, merchant acquirer, issuer processor, and ATM services provider to financial institutions and businesses across APAC, with operations in Australia, South Korea, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and New Zealand. Since its entry into the region in 1992, First Data has expanded its footprint to serve clients in 19 APAC countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
With more than 20 years of global banking experience, coupled with extensive regional knowledge, Distelbrink joins First Data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he most recently held the role of Managing Director and Regional Head of Global Transaction Services (GTS) for APAC. Prior to joining BAML in 2010, Distelbrink spent 16 years with Citigroup holding various roles, including Managing Director and Regional Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, GTS; Managing Director and China GTS Head; CEO & Corporate Bank Head for New Zealand; and COO and Director of Strategic Planning for Global Corporate Banking in Brazil.
Distelbrink holds a business degree from Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management and is fluent in Dutch, English, and Portuguese. He is married with three children.