Pamica NV is the investment company of Michel Akkermans.

Michel Akkermans

Michel is a serial entrepreneur, private investor,
advisor and board member,
serving on the boards of public and private companies
and private equity funds.

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Michel Akkermans

Michel Akkermans holds a M.Sc. in electronic engineering and computer sciences and a postgraduate degree in economics & finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

After continuing at the university as an academic researcher, he moved to project management positions at international banks, including JP Morgan and Continental Bank, and subsequently for international consulting companies.
In 1989 Michel founded FICS, a leading software provider in the field of online banking and regulatory financial reporting. Under his leadership as Chairman and CEO, FICS grew to employ over 700 employees worldwide and achieved revenues in excess of USD 70 million. In 1999 FICS, together with Edify and Vertical One, merged with Security First Technologies, creating the market leader in Internet banking - S1 Corporation (Nasdaq: SONE), with Michel as its executive chairman. Michel and his team brought S1 over 600 clients and the ability to deliver across a wide range of distribution channels and devices, including the Internet, wireless, PDAs, and electronic wallets.

After leaving S1 in 2001, Michel Akkermans co-founded Clear2Pay, an innovative finance technology company focused on delivering global solutions for payments and became its Chairman and CEO. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with offices worldwide, the company's focus is to facilitate banks and financial organizations in their provision of payments services. It pioneered the payment services hub as the core payments software infrastructure for financial institutions and large corporations. The company also developed advanced testing solutions for the entire payment value chain, including new payment methods based on NFC. Clear2Pay employed 1200 staff and achieved revenues over EUR100 million before it was acquired in 2014 by FIS (Nasdaq: FIS), the world’s number one in financial technology. Michel continues with FIS as an executive advisor after the acquisition.

In 2001 Michel also became an investor and executive chairman in Data4S, a data analytics and data mining company, focusing on anti-money laundering applications for financial institutions. Norkom acquired the company in 2004.

Clear2Pay, FICS and Data4S generated superior returns for its investors and management teams.

A proven pioneer in new financial technology dynamics, Michel is a frequent keynote speaker at industry-led events and actively participates in the development of new ideas, initiatives and companies. He is multi-lingual and is active worldwide.


Board Positions, Active investor, Mandates

Currently, Michel holds a number of board positions and is an active investor in several companies and private equity organizations. His mandates include:

Public Companies:

o Board Member Agfa-Gevaert (Euronext: AGFA.BR, Agfa develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of analog and digital imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry and the healthcare sector, as well as for specific industrial applications.
o Board Member Quest for Growth (Euronext: QFG.BR, Quest for Growth invests in European technology-based growth companies in sectors such as life sciences, information technology, software, semiconductors, telecom, electronics…

Private Companies:

o Executive Chairman and investor in Approach ( a dynamic and innovative consulting and technology company.
o Chairman and Investor in Awingu ( innovative cloud computing solutions.
o Board member and investor in CityMesh ( wireless internet provider for special applications.
o Board member and investor in nCentric ( develop products that interconnect multiple vessels (and shore) with a high speed ad-hoc self-forming mesh network.
o Board member and investor in NGData ( Big Data based customer experience management solutions.
o Board member and investor in Connective ( enables business interactions in a secure and contextualized way.
o Board member and investor in Seaters ( Seaters gets you live at sold-out events by redistributing empty seats due to no-shows.
o Investor in 2Spark ( the 2Spark Learning SaaS platform addresses the knowledge retention part of a training curriculum.
o Investor and future board member in miDiagnostics. Term sheet finalized.

Venture Capital and Private Equity:

o Chairman of the Advisory Board and Partner of Volta Ventures ( seed and early stage venture capital for internet and software companies in the Benelux.
o Board Member at Capricorn ICT fund ( an independent European manager of venture capital and equity funds, investing in innovative European companies with technology as competitive advantage.
o Chairman of the Advisory Board Big Bang Ventures II: seed and early-stage venture capital funding for high- growth ICT companies.
o Chairman of the Advisory Board Hummingbird Ventures I and II ( a venture capital fund for high-growth digital media and software companies.
o Executive Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners ( a New York-based private equity firm investing globally in financial services enterprises in industries such as banking, insurance, investment markets, and financial technology.

Not for profit:

o Board member of Belcham ( connect professionals and help Belgian start-ups scale faster and more successfully in the USA.
o Contributor to the campaign “Opening the Future”: fundraising campaign with focus on neurodegenerative diseases.

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