Redha Cherif joins Smart Refill as new CTO
Software company Smart Refill, based in Helsingborg, has appointed Redha Cherif as the new Chief Technical Officer. Redha has many years of experience in software development in the company’s both business areas, finance and telecom, and prior to his assignment was CTO at consulting company Wunderdog. Redha started his employment on April 1st and will become a member of Smart Refill's management team.
Redha holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Blekinge Institute of Technology. In the early 2000s, he was involved in developing the first EMV (Eurocard / Mastercard / Visa) terminals at Point Transaction Systems AB (now VeriFone Inc.). He has since worked as a senior systems architect at Ericsson Mobile Platforms and a senior software architect at Sony Mobile. He also has experience in running start-ups and was a Co-Founder of the non-profit organization Talent Without Borders.
“It feels very good to take on the role of CTO at Smart Refill. The company possesses unique expertise in Fintech and Telecom, complies with the payment card industry’s highest security standard and is licensed by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to act as an E-Money Institution. This means, among other things, that Smart Refill can make the most of the opportunities offered by the European Payment Services Directive PSD2 and the standard for Open Banking. On the growth journey ahead of us lay interesting challenges yet fabulous opportunities for our young and dynamic team. I am delighted to be part of this exciting and innovative journey together with the Smart Refill team and their great customers, and I am convinced that we will deliver tomorrow's most innovative and profitable technology solutions in finance and telecom”, says Redha.
Since 2006, Smart Refill has been designing, developing and maintaining mobile apps, web services and platform solutions to large companies in finance and telecom. The customers are for example Telia Company, Telenor, Handelsbanken and Resurs Bank. This recruitment strengthens the company's investment in further developing services and being at the forefront of technology. Smart Refills CEO Henric Ungh comments:
“IT is at the heart of our business and I am pleased that we can strengthen the organization with a dedicated and driven CTO. Redha's long and solid experience in software development, focusing on the user experience, will be of great importance to us and with Redha on board we will build an even stronger team in our journey from start up to scale up.”
Smart Refill provides platforms and engaging apps for finance and telecom companies. We specialize in secure payment and information solutions that simplify the everyday life of the users and boost the businesses of our customers. Our PCI DSS Level 1 compliant environment handles hundreds of millions of SEK in payment transactions every year and our mobile applications are praised for being well-designed, innovative and useful. We are a licensed E-money Institution authorised and supervised by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen).