Board of Managers

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.


Kuan Chen - JCB

Kuan Chen is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing JCB Co., Ltd.

Within JCB, Kuan is Vice President of Brand Infrastructure & Technology, with specific expertise and a focus on product strategy and technology. Within the organisation Kuan is responsible for activities relating to chip standardisation, specification and product compliance.

Kuan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University in the USA.

 


Sean Conroy - American Express

Sean Conroy is the Chair 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.

Arnaud du Chéné - MasterCard

Arnaud du Chéné is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing MasterCard Worldwide. He also acts as Chair for EMVCo's Terminal Approval Working Group.

Arnaud is VP, Head of Product Quality within Global Chip & Contactless Solutions at MasterCard Worldwide. He leads the MasterCard global quality assurance and approval strategy and is responsible for the operational approval process for contact, contactless cards and terminals, and mobile products. His team supports the key industry players, during their development and approval process.

In addition to serving as Chair of EMVCo's Terminal Approval Working Group, Arnaud also contributes to the Card Approval and Interoperability Working Groups. Arnaud brings with him 25 years' experience in chip cards and emerging technology.

Arnaud graduated from University of California, Los Angeles, USA.


Christian Delporte - MasterCard

Christian Delporte is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing MasterCard Worldwide. He also serves on the EMVCo Executive Committee.

Christian is Head of Standards & Integration, EMV & Digital Devices - Digital Platforms at MasterCard Worldwide and is responsible for the development of specifications, standards alignment and market readiness. He represents MasterCard in a number of international organisations.

Christian graduated from the Les Facultés Universitaires Catholiques de Mons (FUCAM) in Belgium.


Christina Hulka - Visa Inc.

Christina Hulka is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing Visa.

Christina currently serves as Head of Chip Operations and Analytics. Within this role Christina is responsible for Visa Inc.'s global chip interoperability programs, issues management and data analysis. She also provides support for US implementation activities. Christina has been involved with the development and management of Visa's smart card-based products for the past 13 years.

Christina graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England.


Marc Kekicheff - Visa

Marc Kekicheff is a member of the EMVCo Board of Managers, representing Visa Inc. He also acts as Chair for EMVCo's Next Generation Task Force.

Marc currently serves as Senior Director of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. and is responsible for Visa Inc.'s smart card technology development and compliance worldwide, covering contact and contactless cards and terminals as well as mobile handsets. A highly regarded smart card expert worldwide, Marc has authored several patents, is well acquainted with IT security and frequently addresses the industry through high profile speaking engagements. Throughout his career he has been a driving force in the development of global smart card technology, worldwide standards and compliance programs. Additionally, Marc currently sits on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors and serves as Chairman.

Marc graduated with a Masters Degree in Econometrics (applied math to economics).  


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.


Jack Pan - UnionPay

Jack Pan is a member 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.

 


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.