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Computop Promotes Philip Plambeck to Managing Director UK & SVP International, Extending Global Remit


Jessica Mularczyk

Computop Promotes Philip Plambeck to Managing Director UK & SVP International, Extending Global Remit

Bamberg, January 18, 2024 Computop, the international payment service provider (PSP), has today announced that Philip Plambeck has been promoted to Managing Director of Computop Ltd in the UK and SVP International which will include the United States. Plambeck, who joined the company in April 2022 as Senior VP Sales in the UK, has also had his remit extended, giving him responsibility for all Computop’s non-EU business.


Based in the UK, Philip Plambeck will provide a single point of access to the roster of global customers, allowing the team at Computop’s HQ in Germany to focus on core business. He aims to add to the new customers he has welcomed over the past 20 months. 


“Since joining us, Philip has proven his considerable ability to manage client business and oversee our operations outside Germany and the EU,” said Ralf Gladis, CEO at Computop. “As our key representative based in the UK, he is ideally placed to work closely with our growing international customer base, for instance in the United States, enabling access to our large network of financial and tech partners. We have every confidence that his promotion will reinforce our leading position in the payments market globally.”


“I am delighted to have been promoted into this new role and look forward to taking on further responsibility for expanding Computop’s profile in the UK and internationally, amplifying how our Paygate provides access to over fifty acquirers worldwide,” said Philip Plambeck. “I have a keen understanding of merchant requirements in the fast-paced retail and ecommerce environment, and I will now be taking this experience and our strong omnichannel message to other territories, where customized payment innovations are having an even greater impact.”


Outside the UK Philip Plambeck is Team Lead within Computop’s international sales team which is headed up by Irene Liberal, Head of Sales Global. 

About Computop

As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce, at POS and on mobile devices. Retailers and service providers have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.


Computop, a global player with its head office in Germany and locations in China, England, and the USA, has been servicing large international companies in the service, retail, mobility, gaming and travel industries for more than 20 years. These companies include global brands such as Amway, C&A, Fossil, the entire Otto Group, Sixt, Swarovski and Wargaming. Computop also provides its payment system to banks and financial service providers as a white-label solution. In total, the certified carbon-neutral company processes commercial payment transactions with a combined value of USD 36 billion annually in 127 currencies. With its individual and secure solutions, Computop makes a major contribution to the future of international payment processing.