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cloudBuy Appoints Jonathan Holden as CEO, EMEA

cloudBuy, a cloud e-commerce marketplace, has named Jonathan Holden as CEO for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, reporting into the company's board.

The company will look to Holden to help drive expansion and oversee global partnerships, including Visa.

Holden joins cloudBuy from Visa, where he served as Visa Europe VP of commercial solutions. He was head of market development for commercial solutions across 34 countries, and previously, head of public sector across 36 countries and led Visa's participation in the U.K. government procurement card program.

More recently he has headed pre-paid for Visa AP (Australia) Pty Ltd in the Australian market and worked with cloudBuy to take the e-commerce marketplace into the pre-paid disbursements for government, insurance and corporate incentives. Prior to joining Visa he had a long career with Barclaycard heading up various areas including product development, large corporate and public sectors.

"I am really excited to be joining cloudBuy to accelerate the uptake of its products in this significant new market. I believe that cloudBuy has the best product set in the market and these are exciting times, as the business to business market starts the transition to electronic procurement and payments," said Holden.

"We are delighted that Jonathan is joining us, he really understands both cloudBuy and Visa. His extensive experience rolling out products to large corporate and government on a global basis is a perfect fit for cloudBuy," added executive chairman Ronald Duncan.