WATERLOO, Belgium - Europay International, the European payment systems company affiliated with MasterCard International, said it has named Erich Weber general manager and director of the information technology division.

Mr. Weber, 45, has 20 years of card industry experience and spent the last two years as group head of service delivery.

He replaces Chris de Smet, chief operating officer since April 1993, who left to join AT&T Corp.

Ron H. Williams, Europay's chief executive officer, credited Mr. de Smet with helping to prepare the company for the advent of chip cards and for growing demands on its processing capabilities.

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