Board of Managers

Christian Aabye - Visa

Picture and profile forthcoming soon.

David Bibby - Discover

David Bibby is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing Discover.

David is currently Senior Manager in the Discover Chip Centre of Excellence and leads Discover’s product management team, which develops and manages contact and contactless EMV products for Discover and its global partners. During a career in the chip card industry spanning 19 years he has worked for payment schemes and technology vendors in technical and product management roles.

David holds a BSc in physics from King’s College, London.


Robert Burns - American Express

Robert Burns is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing American Express.

Within American Express, Robert is the Director of Technical Architecture of Global Advanced Payments Technologies. In this role he is responsible for EMV and related chip based advanced payments products, technical specifications, standards and architecture. His team also designs and supports chip product compliance testing procedures and new chip product developments and deployments. He has been involved in the area of chip technology for payment products for the past 15 years.

Robert graduated in the UK and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Leicester and a Master's from the University of Leeds.

Sean Conroy - American Express

Sean Conroy is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing American Express. He also serves as Chair of the Associates Programme Taskforce.

Sean currently serves as Director of EMV Standards within the Global Network Business at American Express. He is responsible for American Express' representation on industry standards bodies including EMVCo. Sean has played a lead role in advancing American Express EMV chip strategy and emerging payments programme development since 2002. During his career, Sean has represented American Express at payments industry forums such as Cartes and the US EMV Migration Forum.

Sean graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from St. John's University in New York, USA.

Jonathan Main - MasterCard

Jonathan Main is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing MasterCard.

Jonathan is currently a Business Leader in the EMV and Digital Devices group in MasterCard, which is responsible for the development of EMV related specifications and products. Jonathan has worked in the field of mobile commerce for 20 years, and during that time has been involved in many industry and standards bodies developing specifications related to mobile commerce.

Jonathan holds degrees in Electronic Engineering and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Cheryl Mish - Discover

Cheryl Mish is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing Discover. Within Discover, Cheryl serves as the security lead in the Research and Development Technology team. Cheryl is a subject matter expert on payment security and is responsible for the security of new technology developments, along with the company's security evaluation processes. Cheryl previously held positions in payment security within the network, issuer and IT teams. She also represents Discover in other security standard bodies groups.

Cheryl studied at the George Washington University School of Business. She is also a Certified ScrumMaster and a member of International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.

Masao Noda - JCB

Picture and profile forthcoming soon.

Jack Pan - UnionPay

Jack Pan is the Chair of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing China UnionPay Co., Ltd. He also serves on the EMVCo Executive Committee.

Jack is currently leading the emerging technology teams and related activities within UnionPay. He has been closely involved in the chip & mobile payment industry throughout his career spanning across Citibank, Visa and, most recently, Watchdata Technologies before joining UnionPay.

Jack graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, U.S.A.


Mark Rigby - Visa Inc.

Mark Rigby is a member of the EMVCO Board of Managers, representing Visa

Mark currently serves as Senior Director, Global Risk & Authentication Products. Within this role Mark oversees the strategy, policy and new product & service development for Visa’s contact and contactless card products, as well as leading licensing activities for Visa’s chip assets.

Mark has worked in the payments industry for 20 years, with JCB, then Visa in Europe and the US.

Dave Roberts - MasterCard

Profile forthcoming soon.

Junya Tanaka - JCB

Junya Tanaka is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers and a member of the EMVCo Executive Committee, representing JCB Co., Ltd.  He also acts as Chair for the Interoperability Working Group.

Within JCB, Junya is Senior Vice President of Brand Infrastructure & Technology Department of JCB, and is currently focused on strategy planning and establishing vendor relationships. Junya's main responsibility is to expand the products compliant with J/Smart(TM), JCB's smart card program, including chip, cards, and issuing systems.

Junya graduated from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

Hongliang Xu - UnionPay

Hongliang Xu is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing China UnionPay Co., Ltd.

Within China UnionPay, Hongliang is Assistant General Manager of the Operations Support Team of UnionPay International. Hongliang’s team focuses on operating regulations, security and operation support for international businesses. Hongliang’s main area of responsibility is to enhance operating regulations and specifications, and support overseas business and product expansion.

Hongliang graduated in China and has a Bachelor of Economics from Xia Men University and a Master of Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.