Cor van de Velden, founder of CCV passed away at the age of 91
ARNHEM – With great sadness we share the news that our founder Cor van de Velden has passed away on May 26 in Arnhem. Mr. Van de Velden, for most of us Cor, was 91 years old.
Van de Velden was one of the founders of cashless payment in the Netherlands and expanded CCV through international acquisitions. Together with his wife Bep van de Velden, he founded the accountancy firm of van de Velden in 1958, which was renamed in 1967 into Computer Centre Cor van de Velden, which would later become CCV. What started as a small accounting firm quickly grew into a leading payment service provider.
Enny van de Velden, daughter and Chair of the Board, CCO: ”My father has been my great example and I have enormous admiration for how he founded and successfully built up CCV. My family and I will miss him terribly.”
Van de Velden has been general manager from the start and chairman of the Board of Directors of CCV. Under his leadership, the company in Arnhem grew into a company that has 10 offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and, since his daughter Enny took over from him, is active in more than 25 countries in the field of omnichannel payment, with more than 1,000 employees.
“Our founder was in many ways a unique man, who always saw business opportunities around the world and introduced them with great success,” says Michiel Bijleveld, CTO at CCV. “We will miss him and wish his family a lot of strength in the upcoming period.”
Linda Moos, CFRO at CCV: “Cor was wholeheartedly involved with CCV. His enthusiasm and his entrepreneurship made him a versatile personality. Our thoughts go out to his children, grandchildren and extended family.”