This is the short resume of Camiel Schoonens, a husband and proud father to three children currently living and working from the Netherlands. In my current role I’m leading a global Product and Technology workforce in Worldline. My teams are responsible for the design and development of eCommerce and In-Person payment products. These products are used by more than 150.000 merchants and millions of consumers on a daily basis.
People working with me describe me as an energetic leader, as someone who guides teams into the future and leads the way by setting an example.
I see myself as a culture builder and driver of change who’s at best in an international context.
I love working in a fast paced, execution focussed environment of Product and Technology enthousiasts.
– Camiel Schoonens
What I bring to work
As a business leader I help my people navigate the increasingly complicated process of launching a product while dealing with technology challenges along the way.
I articulate a compelling vision that aligns with stakeholder needs and the overall business strategy. I ensure that this vision is understood from the boardroom to the people executing it, regardless of where this execution is happening around the globe.
I strive to understand the challenges and concerns of my team. I create a collaborative work environment that is forward leaning and encourages innovation and experimentation while ensuring that team members feel valued, trusted and supported.
- Decision Making
I apply quick and effective decision making to create a competitive advantage. By combining both Product and Technology knowledge I balance the need for innovation with the need for stability and reliability.
I build strong relationships in and outside of my span of control. I foster a culture of collaboration to encourage cross-functional communication and teamwork.
I take accountability for the success of the perimeter that I lead. I’m transparent about the progress of projects and take responsibility for any setbacks or failures. I expect the same from the people that work with me.
- Worldline Merchant Services (November 2020 till date)
Acceptance Global Business Division
SVP for the Acceptance Global Business Division. This global distributed workforce of 1700+ Product and Technology people is responsible for the ideation, design, engineering and operations of payment products for both Online and In-Person commerce. My products are used by 150.000 merchants and millions of consumers on a daily basis.
- Ingenico ePayments (July 2019 – November 2020)
Chief Technology Officer
VP Technology and CTO for the ‘Global Online’ business unit. As CTO responsible for the build and run of Ingenico’s eCommerce payment products in Europe, India and South America.
- Improvision Consultancy en Advies (2016 – 2019)
Working for Ingenico ePayments with the assignment to transform the Product and Technology organisation of the ‘Global Online’ business unit into a modern and global operating model. As a result of this exercise I chose to lead the new organisation as CTO per July 2019.
- First Consulting (2007 – 2016)
Working on business technology assignments for corporates in the utility, media and telco industry.
- Accenture Consulting (2003 – 2007)
Learning what consultancy is all about in the utility industry. Assignments around SAP ERP implementations, data management and business process optimisation.
- Isah ERP (2002 – 2003)
First professional engineering experience after university. Learning the basics of how an ERP application works and what can be achieved through configuration and customization.
My hobbies and personal interests are (in random order):
This is what others say about me.
Let’s make sure to have Camiel in that meeting, because he will be able to bring that delicate topic in a peaceful way on a high abstraction level, without stranding in details.
Simone van SchaikVP Product
I appreciate the feedback as such, as well as the fact that you do proactively share feedback. It most certainly promotes a culture in my liking
Sofia AlbertssonHead of Commercial Strategy
In summer 2018, when emotions where flying high because of some technical mess-up, you stepped in. I still remember this as one of the best examples of good management. You took responsibility without asking first whose duty it was. Thank you!
Gunnar FisherAgile Coach
I am really impressed with your leadership and engagement and think your team is both lucky and grateful to have you as a leader
Stina GranbergChief Operating Officer
It was a pleasure to work together with Camiel, initially as peers and, later on, reporting into him. Camiel is enthusiastic about his work, which is infectious, and he has an extraordinary easiness to build interpersonal relations.
Ovi PostelEngineering Manager
In an environment where people are often out for themselves, I’ve admired your willingness to see the bigger picture, and provide clarity. Particularly when having to take difficult decisions. I’ve also always felt supported and understood.
Stephan PirsonChief Data Technology Officer
Feel free to contact me for further details or professional references. I’m looking forward to connect.
Last updated: March 22nd, 2023