Mr. Ugo Bechis


Mr. Ugo Bechis
e-Payment & SEPA Advisor
UB Adv, Italy


Ugo Bechis is an independent e-Payments & SEPA Adviser to financial Institutions.                                                                                                                                    
He has a banking experience in the areas of distribution, securities trading and payments services as a manager Head of Multichannel Distribution, Home Banking, Trading On-line, Corporate and Retail Payments, Cards, Consumer Credit and BankAssurance , following his first experiences in Banking, in Corporate and Trade Finance roles, and as an Auditor in audit and Acquisitions assessment.                                                                      
He gained his management expertise in commercial, organizational and strategy roles in international and italian banks.                                                                                                 
He held Board of Directors duties as Chairman of the Board of the European Alliance of Payment Schemes (EAPS), as Chairman of ABI Clearing & Settlement Committee and as a Board Member of IWBank S.p.a., SIA S.p.A, Cartasi S.p.A, Key Client Cards and Solutions S.p.A, Consorzio Bancomat (Debit Card Scheme).                                                               
In the last 14 years with Chair roles in European Payment Bodies (EPC, other) he matured a knowledge of payment and banking international & national practices across Europe as well as on institutional, policy, antitrust matters, dealing with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and other Regulatory Institutions.                                                                                                                                                                         

Ugo holds a Doctorate in Economics, Monetary Policy and European Union Affairs from Turin University, and an MBA in Finance and Organisational Behaviour from UCLA Graduate Schoolof Management (University of California Los Angeles).

He is a Cavaliere (Knight) al Merito of the Italian Republic.