Neira Jones to chair Advisory Board of mobile payments company Ensygnia

Partner at Accourt and Former Director of Payment Security & Fraud at Barclaycard to lead Advisory Board12-strong Advisory Board to consist of mobile and financial industry experts

London August 6, 2013:  Ensygnia, the mobile payments company backed by Telefonica’s technology start-up accelerator Wayra, today announced that its new Advisory Board will be chaired by Neira Jones, Partner at Accourt and until recently Director of Payment Security & Fraud for Barclaycard.

Ensygnia – which recently closed a $3.3m seed funding round and further extended the international patent portfolio for its Onescan mobile payments app – said that the Advisory Board will consist of experts from the payments, banking, mobile and marketing industries with many major brand names already lined up to join the team.

CEO Richard H Harris said: “We are delighted that Neira has agreed to join and chair our Advisory Board and we are now working with her to choose and invite the other members.  Neira brings tremendous experience and knowledge to our team and to have attracted someone of her experience and calibre speaks volumes for the strength and quality of our proposition.”

Jones is a senior partner at leading payments consultancy Accourt having left her position as director of payment security & fraud at Barclaycard earlier this year.  Harris believes her knowledge and experience of the latest trends and issues in the payments market will be invaluable to Ensygnia as the company moves from Beta trials to commercial launch later this year.

Jones herself said: “As identification and authentication are set to dominate the headlines for the foreseeable future, Ensygnia and the Onescan application are well placed to trigger a revolution in mobile payments both online and in-stores.  I have been very impressed by the company’s progress so far – in terms of the execution of its application, the strengths of the management team, and the level of funding and support it has secured.

“The future looks very bright,” she added, “and I am excited about the prospect of helping the company to achieve its ambitions.”