The ViA Concept and the ViA Model came was conceptualy innovated and tooke the form of its first legal company back in 2004/2005 in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) by its Swedish founder Lars Olof Kanngard.
The Covid year, soon 2 years has resulted in many changes and within Q4-2021 the 3 partners, Mr. Lars Olof Kanngard, Mr. Mats Engstrom, and Mr. N V Chaturvedi will reboot and rejuvenate ViA, from its new home, Singapore.
The first operational ViA company was started in Dubai as ViA Emirates LLC, in 2005.
Between 1998 up to 2005 the day-to-day work and pre-investments and planning was made in McGordons LLC, Dubai.
In 2010 the founder and the ViA team identified an opportunity to acquire a card issuer and processing company in Thailand, with all the needed licenses directly from BOT the Bank of Thailand, essential to stand on, to be able to reach out to the targeted market. The ambitions ware, at that time, to firstly get the Thailand market started and expanded and later the region and the world.
The early vision and mission with the ViA Card is as a Smart Chip based Pre-Paid-Cash Card but so much more than 'just' a card to use for payments and transactions.
The ViA Card will be the first of its kind as a Pre-Paid-Cash Card and opens a new dimension for underserved users in the society.
ViA Card is beyond a traditional card-brand also the corporate name for the operation in Thailand: ViA Card (Thailand) Co Ltd as well as a registered trade/service mark, which you can read more about.
ViA Card and the ViA Model serves all peoples interest, from consumers, merchants, small family corporations, SME's, distributors, suppliers and last but not least important also governments, here you can read more.
From September 2021, there are 3 owners of what will now become ViAcard Pte ltd, where Mr. VN Chaturvedi, is added to the tech-duo transformed to the trio-doers.
Mr. VN Chaturvedi was directly and actively involved with the ViA team already 2016, at the time ViA was attempting to establish their traditional POS/EFTPOS terminals with its flagship of innovative value-added services, in India.
Mr. VN Chaturvedi (Mumbai) did pouch our visions towards what he did see as a necessity for a successful future in India, a solution not being dependent on connectivity and a solution for paving the way for inclusion by focusing on microtransactions the day-to-day spending, for everyone at any place. A very unique relationship between the Swedish tech & concept innovators and now Mr. VN Chaturvedi.
Mr. VN Chaturvedi is the Auditor at most of the prime banks in India along with apex body the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), associated with top Indian industrialist, MNC’s as their auditor, tax, and financial advisor, which combination of skill sets will now secure the way to a global success.
Lars Olof Känngård President, & CVO. With forty-two years hands-on experience from developing IT transaction based business and telecom solutions, from whiteboard ideas, all the way out to global consumer usage.
Mats Engström Senior Vice President, R&D.
Up to August 2006 Mr. Engström was the CEO of Nerdlabs Consulting, Sweden, Senior Engineer & MIS Manager for Telecom Carrier TeliTel AB Sweden, 1994 - 2002. System & Solution expert, with over 25 year's hands-on experience.