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Board of Directors

As a member-led organization, GlobalPlatform is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of eleven representatives from GlobalPlatform Full Member companies. The Board develops and oversees the execution of GlobalPlatform’s strategy in support of its vision and mission.

Stéphanie El Rhomri

GlobalPlatform Chair


Stéphanie El Rhomri is Vice-President Europe Africa at Fime, responsible of defining and implementing Fime’s strategy and growth in the region.

Stéphanie brings a wealth of industry experience, particularly in the payment sector to which she has contributed for 15 years. Until last year she lead the delivery of testing services across 10 accredited laboratories around the world. In Fime she drove multiple transformational initiatives, such as financial and operational IS improvement, restructuring plan to increase the profitability, expanding Fime’s portfolio with biometrics and digital currency.

Stéphanie is a subject matter expert in testing and certification, and she actively contributed to industry standards and certification schemes. She has served on the GlobalPlatform Board since 2015 and was appointed Chair in 2021. Stéphanie holds a Master’s Degree in electronics and computer sciences from ENSEIRB engineering school Bordeaux and an advanced certificate in corporate governance from ESSEC Business School Paris.

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze

GlobalPlatform Vice Chair
Security Task Force Chair


Olivier currently serves as Senior R&D Engineer at STMicroelectronics. Within this role he has software architecture responsibilities for the NFC ecosystem and secure elements.

He joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and since 1999 Olivier has been active in several smart card projects for banking, transport and near field communication.

Olivier joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2017 and was appointed as GlobalPlatform Secretary / Treasurer from 2021 – 2022. He now serves as GlobalPlatform’s Vice Chair and Security Task Force Chair.

Claus Dietze

Claus Dietze

GlobalPlatform Secretary / Treasurer


In his current role, Claus is responsible for defining and driving strategic standardization activities within G+D’s business segment Trusted Connected Devices. Prior to this, Claus held various positions in project management, R&D, technology office and product management within G+D since joining the company in 1996.

Claus has a long history in standardization of smart card technologies and was seconded to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) from 2002-2003. In 2009, Claus was appointed Director and Head of Embedded Development for mobile device solutions and software security. He headed the Innovation department within the R&D organization from 2014 onwards and was responsible for carrying out technical feasibility studies and prototyping for new technologies.

Claus has a master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the Collaborative University of Mannheim.

Claus has been a member of GlobalPlatform’s Board of Directors since 2021, and was appointed as Secretary / Treasurer in 2022.

Sebastian Hans


Sebastian currently serves as Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle, previously Sun Microsystems Inc., where he is responsible for all smart card standardization activities with a strong focus on SIM and UICC technology. While at Sun Microsystems Inc, Sebastian has also headed up business development within the telecommunications market and has driven advanced pilot projects for the deployment of Java Card in the banking, insurance and mobile communication markets. Sebastian represents Sun Microsystems Inc. in ETSI SCP, 3GPP, OMA and is the Vice Chair of ETSI SCP TEC.

Sebastian serves as GlobalPlatform Board Director.

Rob Coombs


Rob has worked at Arm for 20 years and is currently Director, Architecture Technology Group working in the security ecosystem team.  He has previously led the mobile and segment marketing functions at Arm and was part of the original management team of the open source engineering organization called Linaro.  His current focus is IoT and helping the electronics industry improve the security of connected devices through a framework called PSA Certified.

Rob has been a Board member since 2014.

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.

Scott Migaldi

T-Mobile USA

Scott is Director, Standards and Industry Alliances with T-Mobile USA. In this role, Scott leads a group of forward-thinking, creative technical experts to develop standards and industry guidelines for 5G and next-generation wireless systems. This role includes the development of Radio Access, Network and feature standards as well as establishing long-term visions for the evolution of wireless telecommunications. Scott ensures alignment of these activities with internal organizations and drives T-Mobile’s needs with external stakeholders.

Eikazu Niwano

Japan Task Force Chair

NTT Corporation

Eikazu currently serves as NTT Research Professor, Secure Platform Laboratories at NTT Corporation.

Since joining NTT, Eikazu has undertaken research on distributed system architecture including smart cards at NTT laboratories. He was also the general manager of the Europe Office of the Information Sharing Laboratory Group, where he was involved in a number of European / international standardization activities.

He is additionally a NICSS (Next Generation IC Card System Study group) Fellow, sits on the Board of Directors and is the former Chair of the GlobalPlatform- NICSS Collaboration Expert Group, and serves as Chair of the SCP10 Task Force.

Eikazu has served on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors since 2005 and is the current Chair of the GlobalPlatform Japan Task Force.

Jeremy O'Donoghue

TES Committee Vice Chair


Jeremy currently serves as Director, Engineering at Qualcomm, working within the Secure Systems Group. He is responsible for architecture and development of software focused around secure platforms and NFC. In previous roles at Qualcomm, he was the lead security architect and software lead for an NFC CLF development, and has worked extensively on telephony aspects of both Android and Windows-based mobile systems. Jeremy was also an early participant in developing the GSMA NFC Handset Requirements and Testbook.

Jeremy joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2016, and is Vice Chair of the TES Committee.

Guillaume Phan

SE Committee Chair


Guillaume currently serves as Design Authority for the Mobile Connectivity Solutions GBU in Thales and contributes in this role to innovation, strategy and roadmaps. He’s been involved in GlobalPlatform activities since 2007.

Richard Hayton

TES Committee Chair
Automotive Task Force Chair


Richard is on the Board of Directors, and is also the Chair of the TES Committee and Automotive Task Force at GlobalPlatform where he contributes to the organization’s technical initiatives bringing over 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Richard is a regular speaker and influencer in the cybersecurity arena.

At Trustonic, Richard’s focus has been on enabling the telecoms industry – manufacturers and mobile operators, the automotive industry as well as application developers, to all benefit from embedded security and strong device identity. Prior to Trustonic, Richard held various roles at Citrix including Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer. During 20 years at Citrix, he led projects ranging from embedded software to global enterprise systems, with a focus on user and developer experience.

He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, focusing on identity federation for users, devices and services.

Executive Team

GlobalPlatform’s day-to-day operations are managed by an Executive Team, comprised of an Executive Director, Chief Technology Officer, Operations Director, and Operations Secretariat. The Executive Team works closely with a strategic communications agency to drive awareness and understanding of the organization’s work.

Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere

Executive Director


As GlobalPlatform Executive Director, Ana is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of GlobalPlatform’s specifications globally. She also oversees the organization’s strategy, marketing and business development within key vertical sectors. Before joining she was the EVP and Head of North America for the GSMA, responsible for driving global initiatives such as eSIM, Spectrum, networks (5G, 4G), IoT, RCS, identity and gender diversity. Prior to this role, she led the GSMA global efforts on IoT across different industry verticals. Ana’s career prior to GSMA is focused on strategy, having held positions at BCG, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. She began her career in private banking at Merrill Lynch in the area of investments in new technologies. Ana is also a proud Board member of the Global Telecoms Women Network where she drives initiatives that promote gender diversity in tech sectors.

Gil Bernabeu

Chief Technology Officer

GlobalPlatform / Thales

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Gil is responsible for defining and implementing the technical roadmap for the organization and provides counsel and guidance to the GlobalPlatform Board. He drives forward the development of GlobalPlatform’s specifications and certifications to allow markets and geographies to deploy and manage secure, value-added services. Gil also acts as GlobalPlatform’s central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the technical committees, market task forces and liaisons with industry partners.

In his role at Thales, Gil supports the evolution of the Digital Identity and Security roadmap by enabling open innovation and securing participation in funded innovation projects.

Tono Aspinall

Operations Director

Alliances Management

As GlobalPlatform’s Operations Director, Tono oversees the services and responsibilities of the Operations Secretariat and provides guidance and input to the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors and Executive team. He guides the development, implementation and enforcement of all operational policies and supports adherence to the organization’s mission, vision, and objectives.

Tono founded Alliances Management in 2006 to meet the needs of associations and standards bodies that require strategically orientated operations management. Prior to this, he was responsible for the Global Operations Secretariat at Visa International.

Bonnie Martin

Operations Manager

Alliances Management

As GlobalPlatform's Operations Manager, Bonnie leads the GlobalPlatform Secretariat team, which provides the organization with event planning, certification management, web development, technical documentation, and meeting facilitation.

Bonnie collaborates with the Executive Director and Operations Director on marketing initiatives, business strategy, operations, and internal processes. She also supports the Executive Committee and Board of Directors by managing the organization's processes and procedures, taking meeting minutes, assisting committee chairs, and tracking action items.

Before joining GlobalPlatform as the Operations Manager, Bonnie worked with Alliances Management as a Senior Web Developer, developing GlobalPlatform's website and those of other associations. She has a Bachelor of Software Development and an MBA.

Francesca Forestieri

Automotive Lead


Francesca Forrestieri is GlobalPlatform’s Automotive Lead and is responsible for connecting the automotive value chain with experts on trusted digital services to address the latest developments in the automotive ecosystem and work to future-proof connected services.

Alliances Management

Operations Secretariat

Alliances Management is a professional services firm that delivers top quality operations management, administration services, and strategic consultation to non-profit technical standards organizations.

The company focuses on providing clients with a better way to operate, by providing business solutions for long term scalability and efficiencies. From event planning and meeting facilitation to financial and budget management, Alliances Management provides a holistic operational service portfolio, delivering exceptional results for clients.

Combustion Marketing

Marketing Agency

Combustion Marketing is a full-service marketing agency providing a range of services including strategy and positioning, content creation, corporate communications, brand identity, digital marketing, and conferences and events.

Our team has had the privilege of working with a diverse set of companies across many industries, delivering marketing programs that have helped them drive revenue, gain market share, change perceptions, increase influence, and build competitive advantage. We have decades of experience working with companies from startups to established global brands.

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iseepr Ltd.

PR Agency

iseepr is an independent UK-based PR agency which specializes in the provision of business-to-business PR and communication services to international organizations operating within the IT and technology industries.

Through working relationships with clients in these sectors, the iseepr team has vast technical and operational knowledge and an expansive network of media and industry contacts within this field. The iseepr team is committed to delivering the very best client PR experience through effective and frequent communication processes, efficient reporting and evaluation procedures, a proactive approach to all PR efforts by the agency and of course, the ongoing generation of excellent results.

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