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We provide Smart Payment Solutions since 2011

Key Figures

Merchants chose us
Growth rate (2014)
Revenue switched per year
Transactions per year

Our Team


Sébastien Lacour

Managing Director

MSc Chemical Engineering, MBA (UCT GSB). Sébastien has 12 years experience in Technology and Energy. After 5 years at Saint Gobain and some entrepreneurial venture in the African export business, he has been serving as PayGenius South Africa MD since 2012.

Christophe Viarnaud

Christophe Viarnaud

Chairman of the Board, heading Product & Technology Committee

EDHEC, MBA UCT GSB. Christophe has 20 years experience in the Energy & Technology industries. He spent 10 years in various international Finance positions at Schlumberger, and moved to South Africa in 2004 where he served as Managing Director of the Actaris (now Itron) Subsaharan Africa business. Christophe is leading the international technology group Methys, and is a co founder of PayGenius.

Lynette Thomas

Lynette Thomas

Director, heading the Finance & Audit Committee.

B.Comm (Hons) Stellenbosch University, ACMA. Lynette has extensive experience in the Energy, Technology, and Private Equity industries. She spent nearly 8 years in various Finance positions at Schlumberger in South Africa, UK and France, and was one of lead Finance team in the Axalto IPO (which became Gemalto). Lynette is currently intensively involved in the South African Private Equity Industry, and is a co founder of PayGenius.

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Jean-Baptiste Décarre

European Business Developer

EDHEC. Jean-Baptiste joined Methys a couple of years ago and worked for several subsidiaries within the group (Powertime, PayGenius South Africa and Methys Digital). After several positions in South Africa, he lead the development of the Methys innovation branch in Europe, among which the creation of PayGenius Europe. Working from London, he is now in charge of launching PayGenius in Europe.

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