Morpho (Safran) announced the appointment of Olivier Méaux as Executive Vice President of its Digital Security and Authentication division. He replaces Jacques Pantin, who has been named special advisor in charge of cybersecurity. Olivier Méaux holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (1985) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1991) engineering schools. He started his career with the bank BNP Paribas in New York. In 1995, he was named Vice President of Digital Systems and Services at Thomson Multimédia. Three years later he was appointed Vice President, Business Development and Telecommunications by the French television network, France 2. He joined Orange in 2002, holding successive management positions in sales and business development, with a particular focus on digital services. In 2013, he moved to Sopra-Steria as Managing Director of the Telecom and Media division.
EMVCo, the global technical body that facilitates the worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions by managing and evolving the EMV® Specifications and related testing processes, has announced the appointment of Bastien Latgé to the newly created role of EMVCo Director of Technology.
In the past decade, advances in the global payments landscape have caused the migration of payments technology across multiple channels. In the same time period, EMVCo has seen its scope expand beyond the original EMV Chip Specification to encompass more recent priorities including 3D Secure 2.0 and payment tokenisation. EMVCo’s Director of Technology will play a key role in ensuring optimal coordination and alignment across all of the organisation’s technical activities, which, as a result of these evolutions, now span multiple aspects of the payments infrastructure.
SIMalliance, the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, has confirmed its Board of Directors for 2015-16 following annual elections for two of its six Board seats.
The Board members appointed to the two rotating Board seats, which are open to all SIMalliance members and voted for by members present at the association’s Annual General Meeting, are
- Alencar Nunes da Silva Junior, Telecom New Business, Products and Solutions Superintendent at VALID, and;
- Michele Scarlatella, Central Marketing Director, Incard Division, MMS Group at STMicroelectronics
During its General Assembly, Eurosmart elected a new Board, which now consists of
- Timothée Mangenot (Giesecke & Devrient): President
- Stefane Mouille (Gemalto): Vice President
- Nicolas Raffin (Oberthur Technologies): Vice President
- Boris Reis (Infineon Technologies): Treasurer
- Didier Sallé: General Secretary (not elected)
ENISA announces the appointment of twenty (20) members from across Europe, to its Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG). The members, appointed “ad personam”, constitute a multidisciplinary group deriving from industry, academia, and consumer organisations and have been selected upon the basis of their own specific expertise and personal merits. ENISA’s PSG group is composed by “nominated members” and the appointed “ad personam” members, all in total 23 members. Three (3) “nominated members” represent national regulatory authorities, data protection and law enforcement authorities.
GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2015, following closely contested annual elections for six of the eleven Board seats. Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc., Mark Kekicheff retains his position as Chairman for the fifth consecutive year. He will be supported on the Executive Committee by Uwe Wittig – Group Vice-President within the Mobile Security Business Unit at Giesecke & Devrient – who will continue to undertake the role of Vice-Chair, and Yves Moulart – Director of Development and Innovation within ST Microelectronic’s Secure MCUs Division, Integrated Secure Solutions – who has been re-elected as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer.
SIMalliance, the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services, has elected Hervé Pierre to serve a one-year term as the organisation’s new Chairman of the Board. Hervé Pierre, who has served as SIMalliance’s full-time General Secretary since 2006, has recently taken up a new position as Embedded Software & Products (E&P) Senior Director, Strategy, within Gemalto. In this new position, he replaces Frédéric Vasnier as Gemalto’s Board member representative for SIMalliance. Hervé has been elected to the position of Chair by fellow SIMalliance Board members representing Giesecke & Devrient, Morpho, Oberthur Technologies, ST Incard and VALID. Prior to his engagement as SIMalliance General Secretary, Hervé was Director of Strategic Programs within the Gemplus Telecom Business Unit. He has also held roles at Alcatel Business Systems and Olivetti.
Oberthur Technologies (OT announced the appointment of Christophe Fontaine as Managing Director of the Identity Business Unit and member of the Group Executive Committee.
With more than 100 worldwide references, OT’s Identity Business Unit offers a full range of traditional and electronic documents and identity solutions for governments, administrations and companies: passports, national ID cards, driving licenses, access cards, health cards, residence permits, visas, etc.