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Marc Kekicheff

Visa Inc.

Marc currently serves as Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. and is responsible for its smart card technology compliance globally, covering 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. He currently sits on the EMVCo Board of Managers and chairs the EMV Next Generation Task Force for the same organization.

Marc has been an active member of GlobalPlatform since its inception in 1999 and was a co-architect of the original GlobalPlatform Specifications. Since that time he has held a number of posts: he was GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director between 1999 and 2005, when he stepped down from this role and was elected to the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the organization. He then served as Chairman from 2010 until 2018. Marc has made a significant contribution to GlobalPlatform over the years and has been responsible for the following initiatives, among many others: launching and chairing the Mobile Task Force from 2007 until 2012; shaping consortium strategy; initiating industry outreach efforts; obtaining ISO recognition for GlobalPlatform by acting as a technical expert liaison for smart card standardization; and providing technical support for implementers of GlobalPlatform technology.

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