Bigpoint brings in big talent from Paypal to bolster the payment team

·         Bigpoint welcomes Jochen Siegert of Paypal to the Bigpoint family

·         Jochen set to take on the role of Head of Payment

·         New leadership marks the beginning of a new chapter for Payment based in Luxembourg

London, August 1 st 2012 – Bigpoint ( www.bigpoint.com), Europe’s leading online-games developer and publisher, is poised to add another expert to the senior management team. The hunt to fill the new roles of the recent re-organisation with top industry experts continues to bear fruit as Bigpoint reaps the rewards. The former Director of EMEA Strategy & Business Development at PayPal Europe, Jochen Siegert will join the Bigpoint Luxembourg office to take on leadership of the payment team. With over 12 years of experience in the payment industry, Jochen will put his experience to good use in managing the countless payment solutions of the Bigpoint portfolio.

Jochen Siegert brings valuable expertise to Bigpoint Payment team

Before his role as Director of EMEA Strategy & Business Development at PayPal Europe, Jochen Siegert also served as the Director of Financial Products within PayPal Europe. In Mr. Siegert’s previous role he not only built up the European Financial Products department, but also developed and executed PayPal’s continental European card and credit strategy. Throughout his 12+ years in the payment industry, Jochen has gained experience in all facets of the payment value chain; from working with merchants and consumers to international payment systems and e-commerce.

When asked about the new member of the Bigpoint Family, Bigpoint founder and CEO Heiko Hubertz happily said: “Now that Jochen Siegert is onboard, we will be able to really take our payment options to the next level. With all of his expertise, I’m certain that we will be able to secure the best payment terms in the industry.”

About Bigpoint:

Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com) is Europe’s leading online-game developer, publisher and content provider for more than 1,000 global distribution partners. Bigpoint’s free-to-play games are played by over 270 million registered users in over 30 languages. The company’s diversified portfolio includes high quality games for browser, mobile and social platforms. More than 800 employees from over 35 different nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany or at other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, London, Luxembourg, Paris, São Paulo and Malta. Bigpoint’s many distinctions in the industry include the European Business Award 2011, the Mashable Best Online Game Award for “Farmerama”, the “Fastest Growing Larger Company” and “Uniqueness of Offering” prizes at the 2010 Media Momentum Awards, as well as the MTV Skyscraper Award for extraordinary achievement in game development. For more information or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.  


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