Håkan Eriksson Joins Payair as CEO

Håkan Eriksson was named chief executive for Swedish mobile commerce company Payair Technologies. He was previously CCO and CMO at Telia Mobile.

PRESS RELEASE

Håkan Eriksson, with over 20 years of experience in the mobile telephony industry, will be the new CEO of Payair Technologies. Payair, the leading actor in mobile commerce, is entering a rapid phase of expansion. Mr. Eriksson’s focus will be on increasing the speed of the roll-out for Payair’s mobile commerce solutions in order to secure Payair as the market leader in mobile commerce both in the Nordic countries and internationally.

Over the last six months, mobile commerce has picked up speed; more and more e-merchants and brick-and-mortar shops the world over are becoming interested in implementing mobile commerce solutions. Payair is well in the lead in this development with its solution, which has been operating for over a year.

Against this background, the board of Payair has decided to change up its operations to take advantage of the company’s strong position. The new strategic plan includes international growth and this requires expansion capital and an organization adapted to the new business.

“Mr. Eriksson will be the one leading this development. We are convinced that Mr. Eriksson, with his long experience in the mobile telephony industry, is the right person,” says Lennart Schönning, Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Eriksson has over 20 years of experience in the mobile telephony industry, as CCO and CMO at Telia Mobile and 3, as well as his own consulting firm with longer assignments for mobile phone operators and start-up companies. He has also worked as an international advisor for operators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.

“This job will be incredibly interesting, as I feel the potential for mobile commerce is enormous. The similarities with mobile telephony are striking, with one difference: growth will be significantly quicker,” says Mr. Eriksson.

Mr. Eriksson’s focus will now be on increasing the roll-out speed for Payair’s mobile commerce solutions in order to secure Payair as the market leader in mobile commerce both in the Nordic countries and internationally.

“The foundation has already been laid for Payair’s solution for mobile commerce, which has been operating for over a year. Now we’ll grow in the Nordic countries and internationally,” he says.

For more information, contact:
Lennart Schönning, Chairman, Payair; ph: +46 70 645 02 50
Håkan Eriksson, CEO, Payair; ph: +46 73 443 11 00

Payair is the industry leading mobile shopping solution that offers a fast, easy and secure way for consumers to shop using their smartphones. With the Payair application, consumers can complete their mobile purchase processes in less than ten seconds, on the Internet, as well as in retail shops, restaurants and other shopping environments. Businesses can speed up and simplify their sales processes, resulting in increased sales by using Payair’s suite of mobile shopping solutions.

The purchase process includes a ‘buy’ button when browsing the web on mobile phones or scanning of QR codes on the web that activates the Payair service on smartphones, authenticates the user, self-checkout and payment by credit or debit card from MasterCard or Visa. The solution is secured with multiple layers of encryption and no sensitive data is stored in the phone. The solution is free of charge for the customers and easy for the merchants to implement within their existing shopping and payment systems. Payair is a privately held Swedish company with franchise partners in several markets worldwide.

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