Directors of Operations and Technology

To help facilitate both the operational aspects of the organization and the need for cross-group coordination of technical topics, EMVCo has both a Director of Operations and Director of Technology. Both report to the Board of Managers and work closely with EMVCo's Working Groups and Task Forces to ensure that EMVCo's work is completed.

Director of Operations

Brian Byrne

Brian Byrne is the Director of Operations for EMVCo. His responsibilities include managing day-to-day EMVCo business activity, liaising with other industry bodies and supporting the relationships with EMVCo Associates.

Brian is a payments veteran with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles. Before taking on his current position Brian led the Product Acceptance function for Visa Inc. Prior to this Brian spent five years in the Visa Chip team where his remit included being Visa’s primary representative on the EMVCo Board of Managers. Brian helped steer EMVCo through a number of organisational changes including the addition of new equity members and the creation of the EMVCo Associates Programme.

Brian holds an MBA (Honours) from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.


Director of Technology

Bastien Latge

As Director of Technology, Bastien balances his time between critical EMVCo priorities. Central to his role is the oversight of internal technical developments across EMVCo's working groups and the representation EMVCo in its liaison work with other technical bodies, to ensure effective collaboration and industry alignment in EMVCo's technical matters.

With over 15 years of experience within the payments industry, Bastien joins EMVCo from INSIDE Secure, where he held a number of different positions in the areas of payment (Contact, Contactless and Mobile), including Mobile Software Products Director. He has also held roles at Smart Consulting, in the area of terminal and card certification, and Gemplus (now Gemalto).