Payment technology provider i2c has unveiled plans to ramp up its presence in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

The expansion will enable it to meet the demand of i2c services in the region, the company noted.

To support the expansion, i2c has created a new general manager post and has appointed Aurangzaib Khan to the position. Previously, Khan was with Mastercard.

Khan said: “I’ve been aware of i2c’s growing presence in the region and of their well-deserved reputation for client responsiveness and delivering innovation to market incredibly fast.

“I’ve also experienced firsthand what it’s like to drive financial and socio-economic development in the region. I believe i2c is unique among payments processors and has what it takes to lead the market.”

Commenting on the appointment, i2c president Jim McCarthy said: “He is an experienced payments executive with deep insights about our industry, established relationships with key players and a stellar record of execution across the region.”

Founded in 2001, i2c enables financial institutions, fintechs and other companies to configure payment solutions.

Recently, the US-based company announced support of Apple Pay for Najm Prepaid cardholders. The project was implemented in 90 days.

Last month, it partnered Sightline Payments to deliver cashless programmes to entertainment operators.