GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2009-2010, following annual elections for five of the eleven Board seats. Individual members to serve as Board Officers for a one-year term have also been confirmed.
Sébastien Tormos, director of marketing at Datacard Group, retains his position as chairman of the organization for a second year. Marc Kekicheff, senior business leader at Visa Inc., who has been an active participant at GlobalPlatform since its inception in 1999, will support Tormos as GlobalPlatform’s vice chair for his fifth consecutive term. For a third year Yves Moulart, director of development and innovation within STMicroelectronics’ Smart Card Products, Secure Software Solutions Division, will serve as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary/Treasurer.
Five Board seats were open for election. Both Tormos and Moulart were re-elected to serve a two year term alongside the following individuals:
- Christoph Siegelin, director of marketing and business development for the Financial Services and Retail Division at Gemalto
- Christian Delporte, vice president and head of chip engineering and innovative platforms at MasterCard
- Sebastian Hans, senior standardization manager at Sun Microsystem
GlobalPlatform’s Strategic Director, Shoji Taniguchi, chief marketing specialist at Toshiba Corporation, was also re-appointed by the board. He will maintain his responsibility for positioning GlobalPlatform in key Japanese and Asian government initiatives for the third consecutive year.