ICBA Bancard Promotes Liang Han to Chief Operating Officer


Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2016)—ICBA Bancard®, the payment-services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), today announced the promotion of Liang Han executive vice president of operations and card risk to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Since joining ICBA Bancard in August 2014 Han has applied his extensive banking operations and payments experience to spearhead a number of initiatives, including a chip card mass-enablement for ICBA Bancard’s credit and debit card issuers.

“In a very short time Liang has proven himself to be an invaluable asset,” said Noah Wilcox, ICBA Bancard chairman and president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank in Grand Rapids, Minn. “He has been instrumental in contract negotiations with our service providers and secured a number of wins for our client banks including free tokenization enablement.”

Linda Echard, ICBA Bancard president and CEO, said, “Congratulations to Liang on this well-deserved promotion. ICBA Bancard and the nation’s community banks are fortunate to have someone with Liang’s expertise in payments, fraud management and EMV adoption as we continue to pursue the most innovative and secure ways to serve our community bank customers and their communities.”

Before joining ICBA Bancard, Han held financial institution management positions in operations, lending and member relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and International Trade from Shanghai University and a Master of Business Administration from Marymount University.

For more information about ICBA Bancard, visit www.icbabancard.com.

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