Gilbert Lichter is an Outside (Independent) Director of the Board of CLS Group Holdings AG and also serves on the Board of CLS UK Intermediate Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Lichter served as the Chief Executive Officer of EBA Clearing, which is the Operator of two SIPS – EURO1, the private-sector owned large-value payments system, and STEP2, the pan-European ACH for SEPA payments until his resignation in April 2015.
In addition, Mr. Lichter was the Secretary General of the Euro Banking Association (EBA), an organization which he had been involved with for over twenty years. EBA was founded in order to manage the ECU Clearing System in partnership with the Bank for International Settlements. As it developed, EBA has provided payment systems for the euro and served as a forum for pan-European payments industry issues. Mr. Lichter also served on the Managing Board of CEDEL S.A. from 1989 through 1992. He began his professional career in 1978 with Banque Internationale à Luxembourg. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Saarbrϋcken, Germany.