George Drimiotis joined Cardlink in late 2011 and led the creation of the largest payment acceptance network in Greece containing more than 80,000 devices. In January 2015 with the support of Quest Holdings he led the MBO of Cardlink from the founding banks.
Before Cardlink, George held various positions for First Data including SVP, Greece and SE Europe, SVP and CIO for EMEA as well as serving as Chairman and CEO of First Data Hellas, the Greek subsidiary of First Data. He joined First Data in 2004 as part of the acquisition by First Data of Delta Singular Outsourcing Services.
George has over 25 years of experience in financial services and IT with a specialization in the Payments industry and IT as a service. He started with the implementation of large IT projects and moved on to business development, operations and general management. He led the team that build the largest third party payments processor in SE Europe. He has been involved with the launch of payment card products for most Greek Banks providing consulting, business development and implementation services.