Gaston Aussems MSc MBA

Strategic leader, board member and trusted advisor (Self-employed)

Bussum, NL

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Consultant | Interim manager | Executive | Investor | Supervisor

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Payment service providers
Online payments
Work experience

Oct 2020 - Present


Strategic leader, board member and trusted advisor

Senior executive, advisor and supervisor with entrepreneurial and international mindset. Passion for customer centricity, technology and scaling. Brings structure, is results and data driven, pragmatic and empathic. Builder and team player, leads by example. In-depth knowledge of transactional economy, international payments, cash management, regulatory compliance, risk management and supervisory relationships.

Nov 2020 - Mar 2021

Connected Molecules

Chief Operating Officer a.i.

Connected Molecules' state-of-the-art solutions turn virtually every device into a connected object. Costs reduction through optimised operations and data analysis meets increased revenues through an enhanced customer experience and new payment options. The next big thing for retailers and on-the-go locations.


Feb 2013 - Aug 2020


Chief Executive Officer

Innovative European payment service provider (PSP) serving over 90.000 merchants. Mollie combines technical and service excellence with ease of integration and transparent pricing.


Sep 2016 - May 2020


Director and co-founder

eCurring supports the subscription economy via billing and advanced recurring payment services.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2019



Advising top clients, researching fascinating topics and innovating together with revolutionary forces in the industry.

Dec 2011 - May 2014

De Nederlandsche Bank / Dutch Central Bank

S€PA implementation specialist large corporates and software sector

Promote the adoption of SEPA by public and private organisations. Align demand and supply side of the payments industry on a functional and technical level. Inventory and address the hurdles and bottlenecks on national level.

Jun 2011 - May 2013


Business Development Manager

Acquiris is the SEPA wide specification management and certification organisation for the C-TAP terminal acquiring specification. Business development activities comprise of staying in touch with the evolving needs of stakeholders as well as interesting other communities and territories in the advantages of using C-TAP.


Jun 2009 - Jan 2012


General Manager Consulting Netherlands

Clear2Pay is an innovative financial technology company focused on delivering globally applicable solutions for secure, timely electronic payments. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the company facilitates banks and financial organisations in their provision of payments services. Clear2Pay's technology helps to reduce transactions processing costs, and to deliver new, compelling payment services in a competitive way. Clear2Pay's payment solutions offer organisations easy, branded ways for their customers to pay online: from complex trade-supporting business-to-business environments, through e-commerce applications, to retail payments and remittance services. Functions embrace payments origination, reporting, linkage with back-office processing systems, clearing, netting and settlement. Clients include global and major regional financial institutions such as ING, Banco Santander, Crédit Agricole, VISA, MasterCard, ABN AMRO, Nordea, Abbey National, Fortis Bank, ANZ and Commonwealth Bank. Clear2Pay operates out of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore and currently employs over 450 staff.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2012

C-TAP Authority

Managing Director

The C-TAP authority is an independent organization responsible for creating and maintaining an open market for the use of the C-TAP protocol. A key responsibility will be to guarantee interoperability of terminals and acquiring processors. In that context it will take care of the common tasks related to C-TAP, including licensing of acquiring processors, the issuance of terminal certificates and the evolution of the protocol in line with market demands in terms of functionality and security. The C-TAP authority will fulfil an important role in an international, and more specifically SEPA, context.

May 2007 - Jun 2009

Ereon BV

Founder and Managing partner

Consulting boutique specialised in strategic consulting and training in the field of payments and liquidity management. In two years time the company expanded to 5 professionals and market leader in the field of payment and cash management related trainings. Acquired by Clear2Pay in 2009.

Nov 2004 - Apr 2007

Aussems Management Consulting B.V.

Freelance consultant


2002 - 2004


Senior Consultant


2000 - 2002


Senior Consultant


1994 - 2000


Business consultant


2017 - 2017

Nyenrode Business University

Commissarissencyclus (Supervisory Board program), Corporate governance and supervision

1998 - 2000

MBA, Corporate Finance

2013 - 2013

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Diploma in Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking and Finance

2012 - 2012

Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM), Treasury

2011 - 2012

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

International Certificate in Banking Risk and Regulation (ICBRR)

2010 - 2011

Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

CertICM, International Cash Management

1989 - 1994

Universiteit Twente

Master of Science, Information Technology

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