GlobalPlatform announces board of directors

04/01/17

GlobalPlatform has announced its board of directors for fiscal year 2017. The industry organisation says six board seats were open in the election and an extremely close voting process resulted in each of the following individuals being appointed to serve a two-year term:

  • Marc Kekicheff – senior director of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. Marc retains his position as GlobalPlatform chairman for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Nils Gerhardt – group vice president with global product responsibility for financial institutions at Giesecke & Devrient. Nils retains his role of vice chair.
  • Christophe Colas – senior vice president, Products at Trustonic (re-elected).
  • Mark Lipford – director, Global Standards & Ecosystem Development at Sprint (newly elected).
  • Eikazu Niwano – producer in the R&D Planning Department at NTT Corporation (re-elected).
  • Jeremy O’Donoghue – principal engineer / manager at Qualcomm (newly elected).

“Connected devices have become intrinsic to our everyday life,” says Marc Kekicheff. “Securing devices and ensuring the applications that they host are trusted has become a key priority for many, if not all, commercial and public entities. GlobalPlatform’s mission is to advance specifications which create a trusted security baseline for the provision of digital services, and validate the compliance of products that adhere to them. This promotes transparency, interoperability and openness that enables all entities to benefit from the implementation of secure services.”

“While our work continues to be of global relevance to the marketplace, 2017 will also see us have a special focus on standardising security within IoT and increasing engagement with China,” says Kevin Gillick, executive director, GlobalPlatform. “We recently launched a dedicated China Task Force which will work directly with Chinese industry and standards associations to confirm regional requirements. This insight will enable GlobalPlatform Technical Committees to evolve specifications in line with the needs of this vast and dynamic economy.

He adds: “To achieve its ambitions, GlobalPlatform depends on the knowledge, passion and experience of its membership, and the new board is a perfect example of those qualities. This strong leadership team will ensure that GlobalPlatform Specifications evolve in line with industry requirements. Beyond our technical offering, GlobalPlatform continues to be committed to engaging and educating all connected with the ecosystem through our advanced training, conference, webinar and hackathon programs. I look forward to the contributions of the board, and wider membership, to ensure we have another successful and progressive year which delivers tangible results.”

The GlobalPlatform board of directors, in its entirety, consists of the following GlobalPlatform members:

  • Marc Kekicheff, senior director of Chip Innovation – Visa. GlobalPlatform chairman.
  • Nils Gerhardt – group vice president with a global product responsibility for financial institutions - Giesecke & Devrient. GlobalPlatform vice chair.  
  • Yves Moulart, director of Development and Innovation, Secure MCUs Division, Integrated Secure Solutions – STMicroelectronics. GlobalPlatform treasurer.
  • Rob Coombs, Security Marketing director, Systems & Software – ARM
  • Stéphanie El Rhomri, vice president, Technology - FIME
  • Rémi de Fouchier, vice-president, Marketing – Gemalto
  • Sebastian Hans, principal member of technical staff – Oracle
  • Eikazu Niwano - producer in the R&D Planning Department of NTT Corporation (re-elected)
  • Jeremy O’Donoghue - principal engineer / manager at Qualcomm (newly elected)
  • Mark Lipford – director, Global Standards & Ecosystem Development, Sprint (newly elected)
  • Christophe Colas, SVP Product – Trustonic  

 

 

Related articles

Subscribe to our free newsletter
Follow us on Twitter
Join us on LinkedIn

GlobalPlatform announces board of directors
GlobalPlatform announces board of directors

Latest Features & Interviews

Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

Webinar interview: Neil Akass on mobile driving licences

In this follow-up interview to the webinar “The future of government-issued mobile identities" Neil Akass, digital driving licence service designer at the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency, for his thoughts on the evolution of driving licences.

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

More articles >>
Share |

Sponsored Links

SDW Conference and Exhibition
SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition providing a global showcase for next-generation secure credentialing solutions.