Payments expert Joseph Pawelczyk has joined Baft-IFSA as vice-president.

Pawelczyk joins Baft from his role as vice-president for international relations at the Clearing House Interbank Payments System (Chips).

At Chips, he was responsible for examining trends and issues, and developing strategies for the global payments markets.

Dan Taylor, president and chief operating officer at Baft, comments on how important the hire is: “Joe brings to Baft-IFSA a wealth of knowledge and experience in the payments space. His addition to the team will greatly enhance our ability to coordinate our efforts related to payment issues.”