Hong Kong, China, January 18, 2018 /Xinwengao.com/ - First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced that Patrick Hayes has joined the organization as the Head of Global Business Solutions for Hong Kong and Macau, leading First Data’s merchant solutions and acquiring business in these territories. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in driving digital integration, spearheading business and product strategy, and acquiring strategic partnerships, Patrick will be based in Hong Kong and will be part of the regional APAC leadership team, led by Ivo Distelbrink, EVP and Head of Asia Pacific (APAC) for First Data. “As Hong Kong and Macau continue to migrate to digital commerce solutions, Patrick’s leadership will be instrumental in positioning First Data as a leading eCommerce provider in the area,” said Distelbrink. “Our strategy to expand beyond traditional payment services and to provide the next generation of payment capabilities to businesses of all sizes has served as a springboard for continued expansion in China and Hong Kong.” Hayes joins First Data from Ingenico ePayments, where he spearheaded the management of strategic partnerships for APAC. He was also instrumental in leading the regional M A activity on strategic acquisitions. Prior to Ingenico, Hayes spent 13 years at MasterCard, where he was instrumental in transforming its APAC eCommerce gateway service. During his time at MasterCard, Hayes also managed the transition of operational business models for the acquisition of Datacash. About First Data First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.