01 September 2005
Accarda is market leader in customer cards with payment and credit functions and electronic gift cards in Switzerland. Accarda has set itself the goal of expanding its business activities in the areas of billing services, payment collection and card-based payment systems in Switzerland and other European markets. Billag AG, which becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Accarda as of 1 September 2005, has been involved in an ongoing bid against its competitors to win the renewal of its mandate to collect radio and television licence fees for another seven years.
Urs Eng is 44 years old, married, and the father of two boys. He is a qualified electrical engineer with a degree from the Federal Institute of Technology ETH and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the IMD Business School in Lausanne. Before joining Billag, Eng served as the overall project manager of Swisscom's Expo.02 activities. Prior to that, he worked at Ascom for eight years in various management functions.