GlobalPlatform Trainers

Training sessions are led by experienced trainers from GlobalPlatform member organizations who have been carefully selected after demonstrating a detailed understanding of GlobalPlatform technology and its real-world applications. Below are GlobalPlatform’s certified trainers:

Gil Bernabeu

GlobalPlatform - Technical Director


Mr. Bernabeu is Head of R&D and Innovation Funding at Thales DIS. In this role, he facilitates open collaboration on innovative funded projects to accelerate the Thales DIS roadmap and services.

Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform’s specifications to deploy secure services. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform’s central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization’s three technical committees – Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces with external partners.

Jean-Philippe Amiel



Mr. Amiel is the Director of Nextendis and a Senior Consultant with both technology and domain expertise. He provides consultancy for a number of large companies in their deployment strategy for mobile services. Since 2005, Mr. Amiel has been monitoring the evolution of GlobalPlatform technology, bringing his expertise to large mobile network operator groups and public transport operators through the coordination of the Ulysse initiative, which is aimed at specifying the usage of transport ticketing on NFC phones.

Nextendis is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform.

Mathieu Amiel

Associate Consultant


Mr. Amiel is an Associate Consultant of Monetech with on the field expertise. He is an expert consultant in smart card technology and is working on NFC deployments based on GlobalPlatform.

He contributed to the first NFC payment pilot in Europe and in the pre commercial launch of transport services in the French city of Nice. He is now contributing to larger NFC deployments with telecom operators leading projects including GlobalPlatform cards and OTA management.

Monetech is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform.

Henry Castellan

Associate Director and Co-Founder


Mr. Castellan is the Associate Director and Co-founder of Monetech. He is a senior expert consultant in smart card technology related to the transport, banking and retail markets. Mr. Castellan has recently led major NFC projects in France, Europe and Japan and is involved in the first French NFC commercial pilot, Nice Ville du NFC Mobile. Mr. Castellan is a former technical trainer and has conducted training sessions on USIM cards, over-the-air (OTA) provisioning and GlobalPlatform’s Card Specifications.

Monetech is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform.

Patrice Le Philippe

Senior Consultant


Mr. Le Philippe is a Senior Consultant with Nextendis. He has a strong background in the implementation of GlobalPlatform standards. Mr. Le Philippe has been involved in advanced smart card projects for more than ten years, and for the last five years has focused on near field communication (NFC) projects.

Over the last three years, Mr. Le Philippe has led the rollout of European SIM based NFC projects in complex environments. These projects have involved many parties including mobile network operators, service providers, SIM vendors, application providers and trusted service managers (TSM). Thanks to this experience, Mr. Le Philippe has real, hands on expertise in the main standards of the domain, including GlobalPlatform Card Specifications and TSM messaging.

Nextendis is a Consultant Member of GlobalPlatform.

Bart van Hoek

Principal Consultant


Bart van Hoek is a mobile payments expert and works as a principal consultant for UL’s Transaction Security Division. Bart has worked on many large mobile payments/TSM/NFC initiatives such as Euro5 and Sixpack in The Netherlands. Bart has been involved with Smart Card Alliance as the stream lead in the Mobile & NFC work stream, where he has organized the inventory of all mobile NFC standards.

Bart has also been involved with Softcard, previously known as Isis, prior to Softcard being acquired by Google. Softcard was one of the biggest NFC initiatives in the world and Bart was responsible for the product development. He performed the roles of functional analyst and systems integrator. Bart has hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge on TSMs, Secure Elements, GlobalPlatform, mobile payments and HCE.

Bart is currently working on several projects with financial institutions and handset manufacturers, to introduce mobile payment related services.

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