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SOURCE Net Element, Inc.
Appointment Demonstrates Net Element's Commitment to the Payments Industry and Expands Company's Visibility in Industry Organization
MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company), a technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services in emerging countries and in the United States, is pleased to announce that Oleg Firer, the company's chief executive officer, has been selected as a member of the Mobile Payments, ISO Practices and Risk, Fraud & Security Committees of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) an international trade association representing over 500 companies that provide electronic transaction products and services.
Additionally, Vlad Sadovskiy, Net Element's President of merchant services has been selected as a member of the ISO Practices Committee and Shawn Brown, Net Element's Vice President of risk management has been selected as a member of the Risk, Fraud & Security Committee. All appointments are effective immediately.
ETA Mobile Payments Committee is a task force that includes representatives from US carriers, as well as other developers of mobile payments services. ETA Mobile Payments Committee develops and implements industry-wide solutions to the complex policy and business issues surrounding the emergence of mobile payments in the U.S. and globally. ETA ISO Practices Committee is responsible for identifying, developing and promoting effective practices pertaining to the distribution and sale of electronic payments-related products and services to merchants and businesses. The Risk, Fraud & Security Committee monitors risk, fraud, and related compliance issues in the industry and recommends related best practices and other risk mitigation strategies.
"I am honored to join ETA Committees along with other members of my team and look forward to playing a role in the development and growth of the global mobile payments industry," said Oleg Firer, CEO of Net Element. "Mobile payments are just beginning to realize its full potential as a robust enabler of global electronic commerce. As the preeminent trade association of the electronic payments industry, ETA is the hub of activity in mobile payments."
Amy Zirkle, Director of Industry Affairs at the Electronic Transactions Association, stated "We welcome the active participation of Net Element in the work of our committees as we address the key strategic issues expanding the growth of the payments industry."
About Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)
Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) is a global technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services. The Company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider, TOT Group. TOT Group companies include Unified Payments, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in America in 2012, Aptito, a next generation cloud-based point of sale payments platform, and TOT Money, which has a leading position in Russia and has been ranked as the #1 SMS content provider by Beeline, Russia's second largest telecommunications operator. Together with its subsidiaries, Net Element enables ecommerce and adds value to mobile commerce environments. Its global development centers and high-level business relationships in the United States, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States strategically position the Company for continued growth. The Company has U.S. headquarters in Miami and headquarters in Moscow. More information is available at www.netelement.com.
About Electronic Transactions Association
As the only organization leading and representing the payments technology industry, Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) offers cutting edge news and information, facilitates business connections and growth, provides a standard of industry certification, and advocates on issues critical to their members' success. ETA's more than 500 members represent over $4 trillion in annual payments processed in the U.S. More information is available at www.electran.org.
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