Ron van Wezel

Ron van Wezel

Strategic Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Consumer Payments, Digital Wallets, Machine Learning and AI, Open Banking, Payment Regulations, Payments Acceptance Technologies

Ron van Wezel is a Strategic Advisor in Retail Banking & Payments for Aite-Novarica Group, providing research and advisory services to clients globally. His coverage includes payments, open banking, and digital transformation.

Ron is a renowned expert in payments and digital banking. He brings to Aite-Novarica over 30 years of experience in product development and innovation, advising clients on a wide range of topics that includes open banking, digital payments, card issuing and acquiring, account-to-account payments, and digital transformation.

Prior to joining Aite-Novarica, Ron worked in senior roles for financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro. He has an extensive track record in the payments industry, serving on committees and advisory bodies within EPC, EBA, SWIFT, Mastercard, and other institutions, and leading the MobeyForum for six years. Ron is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems.

Ron holds an M.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam and an MBA in International Business from European University. Driven by his curiosity, he keeps up with the latest developments in economics and science, attends classical music concerts and art exhibitions, and, to balance his intellectual endeavors, runs and cycles.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Clients, please be sure to login to view the full on-demand recording of the webinar. If you’re not a client and you’re interested in viewing the on-demand recording of the webinar, please click here. Financial institutions are being put to the test as they juggle stability and...
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. ET
Consensual data sharing and services among financial institutions and businesses is creating a new value for consumers and business users.  Much of this is driven by trends in customer demand, a paradigm shift in technology, and regulation implementation throughout various countries. Open...


May 9, 2023
In July 2020, a group of 31 banks and two large processors (Worldline and Nexi) proudly announced the European Payments Initiative (EPI). Their ambitious goal was to develop a European card scheme to challenge the supremacy of Mastercard and Visa in retail payments. The announcement received broad political support from the European Commission and the European Central Bank, who hoped that this...
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July 27, 2022
Merchant acquirers and payment processors often toil behind the scenes, invisible to individuals purchasing goods and services from an ever-increasing number of in-store and online merchants. But these acquirers and processors (collectively referred to as acquirers here) are facing unprecedented risks across a number of fronts. Aite-Novarica recently interviewed 20 acquirers across North...
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