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Committee Leaders

Jeremy O'Donoghue - Trusted Services Platform (TPS) Committee Chair

Mr. O'Donoghue currently serves as a Principal Engineer / Manager at Qualcomm, working within the Secure Systems Group. He is responsible for architecture and development of software focussed 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. Mr. O'Donoghue was also an early participant in developing the GSMA NFC Handset Requirements and Testbook.

Mr. O'Donoghue joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2016.

Karl Eglof Hartel - Card Committee Chair
Giesecke & Devrient

Mr. Hartel serves as Director for Standards and Innovation in the secure devices division at Giesecke & Devrient. In this role, Mr. Hartel represents Giesecke & Devrient in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) Smart Card Platform Technical Working Group and in GSMA Projects. He co-ordinates the division's technical contributions to these standardization organizations. Mr. Hartel has played a key role in promoting GlobalPlatform technology within ETSI and GSMA specifications.

Mr. Hartel has been an active participant in the GlobalPlatform Card Specifications Working Group and the Mobile Task Force, and was elected to serve as the association's Card Committee Chair in 2009.

Christophe Colas - Device Committee Chair

Mr. Colas is currently SVP Products at Trustonic. In this role, he is responsible for managing the overall portfolio of Trustonic products focused particularly around application protection. Mr. Colas has participated in the development of several software architectures including Visa Open Platform Terminal Framework which has since transferred to GlobalPlatform.

Mr. Colas has been involved with GlobalPlatform since its inception, and was elected to serve as the association's Device Committee Chair in 2009. He has also served as a GlobalPlatform Board Director since 2015.

Olivier Clemot – Systems Committee Chair

Mr. Clemot currently serves as Vice President Digital Trust Solutions at Morpho. Within this role he is responsible for proposing and managing new solutions in the field of online trusted services, including smart cards, secure elements, lifecycle management solutions and strong authentication software platforms. Prior to this role, Mr. Clemot was Vice President of Engineering at Dictao, where he was responsible for the complete product development cycle.

Mr. Clemot was elected to serve as GlobalPlatform's Systems Committee Chair in 2015 and Chair of the End-to-End Simplified Framework for Transport Working Group in 2016.

Working Group Leaders

Card Committee Working Group Leaders

Sarra Mestiri - Card Security Working Group Chair
Oberthur Technologies

Ms. Mestiri graduated with a PHD in automatic control in 1995. She has been employed by Oberthur Technologies since 1997 and within her current role she is responsible for overseeing security certification projects for mobile, ID and banking product lines. Ms. Mestiri participates in security groups within Eurosmart, ISCI and Jhas and has served as Chair of GlobalPlatform's Card Security Working Group since 2010.

Guillaume Phan - Card Specification Working Group Chair
Trusted Logic

Mr. Phan is Senior R&D Engineer at Trusted Logic. Since 2000, he has been deeply involved in a wide range of smart card projects across areas including banking, telecom, identity, transport and cross-market near field communications. He also has experience heading up certification projects, collaborative R&D projects, consulting activities and contributions to standards (Java Card Forum and GlobalPlatform).

Mr. Phan has participated in the GlobalPlatform Card Specification Working Group, part of the Card Committee, since 2007 and was designated as Chair in 2010. He is also active in the growth and consolidation of the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program and is Vice Chair of the Card Committee.

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze - Multi Secure Element Working Group Chair

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Security System Architect 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 Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze has been active in several smart card projects for banking, transport and near field communication.

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze was elected to serve as the Security Task Force Chair in 2015. He also currently serves as Chair of the Multi SE Working Group in GlobalPlatform’s Card Committee and Chair of the Root of Trust Sub-Task Force with the Security Task Force.

Device Committee Working Group Leaders

Alexander Summerer - Access Control Working Group Chair
Giesecke & Devrient

Mr. Summerer has been working for Giesecke & Devrient since 2008. As System Architect he was responsible for the implementation and integration of mobile ID and PKI solutions.

Currently he is working as a technology consultant. In this role, he drives technology developments for strong authentication solutions and identity application for mobile platforms. Moreover, Mr. Summerer is an active contributor in different standardization organizations and is especially engaged in the standardization of APIs and protocols for Secure Element based mobile applications in the REE and TEE. He is currently Chair of the Access Control Working Group and Vice-Chair of the Identity Task Force in GlobalPlatform.

Stéphanie El Rhomri - Device Compliance Working Group Chair

Ms. El Rhomri joined FIME in 2007 after more than 10 years working for an embedded terminal manufacturer as head of technical support. She is the Vice President, Technology at FIME and is responsible for developing new services, understanding international technology trends and ensuring alignment of FIME's near field communication and payments offering.

Ms. El Rhomri joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2015 and also serves as Chair of the Device Compliance Working Group.

Laurence Bringer – SC Remote Administration Working Group Chair

Ms. Bringer is a Standardization Expert in the Standardization and Technology Department of Gemalto. Her role focuses on standardization activities related to the various types of secure element. Prior to this role, Ms. Bringer carried out several positions such as Project Leader, Card Application Architect and as a Technical Expert in charge of the development of OTA platforms.

Ms. Bringer has been involved with GlobalPlatform since 2006 and is an active participant in the GlobalPlatform Device, System and Card Committees. Ms. Bringer currently serves as Chair of the Remote SC Admin Working Group.

Philip Hoyer – Secure Component BLE Connector Working Group Chair
HID Global

Mr. Hoyer is a subject matter expert on security, identity, national ID, NFC, payment and access control who speaks at major conferences and has been involved in identity and standardization bodies such as GlobalPlatform, OASIS, OATH and IETF for over 15 years.

He is Director of Strategic Innovation at HID Global. His main responsibilities are driving strategic innovation projects, specifically in mobility security solutions, and the management and creation of strategic alliances and business unit strategy.

Mr. Hoyer has over 20 years’ experience architecting, building and delivering IT solutions, much of which was gained working as a solutions architect for a large consultancy.

Mr. Hoyer is Chair of the GlobalPlatform Identity Task Force and Chair of the Secure Component BLE Connector Working Group.

Hervé Sibert - TEE Security Working Group Chair

Mr. Sibert is Security Architect at Apple, working on security features in the space of SE and TEE. Prior to this, he worked on cryptography and information security in general at Orange, NXP, ST- Ericsson and then STMicroelectronics, supporting the deployment of TEE technology since its inception. Mr. Sibert has published 20 academic papers and is the inventor of more than 30 patents in embedded and information security.

In GlobalPlatform, he is currently Chair of the Device Committee TEE Security Working Group.

Don Felton - TEE Specifications Working Group Chair

Mr. Felton currently serves as a Principal Security Architect for Trustonic. He joined Trustonic in 2012, as part of its creation as a joint venture by ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient. Mr. Felton has driven deployment and understanding of Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) based security technology since its creation and has been an active contributor to the Trusted Computing Group Mobile Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 developments, Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) Advanced Trusted Environment (ATE) standards and GlobalPlatform Specifications.

Mr. Felton is Chair of the GlobalPlatform TEE Specification Working Group which is part of the Device Committee.

Hank Chavers - Web APIs Working Group Chair

Mr. Chavers joined GlobalPlatform as Technical Program Manager in 2014. He plays a key strategic role in supporting the technical committees, Advisory Council and task forces, providing assistance with meetings and development of white papers/requirements, and furthering the association’s business development efforts in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Chavers supports GlobalPlatform’s Technical and Executive Directors, as well as aiding the development of the association’s specifications. He plays an active role in improving industry knowledge of these specifications as a GlobalPlatform certified trainer.

Mr. Chavers has over 20 years of experience in the development, deployment and convergence of internet and mobile services. In his previous roles as a near field communication (NFC) specialist, he has overseen the production of proof-of-concept demonstrations for NFC enabling wireless technologies, provided technical management for the first ever implementation featuring two types of payment cards loaded in one secure element, crafted the market entry strategy for a Fortune 50 telecommunications firm to launch a new NFC service platform and led the NFC Forum Developer Workgroup and NFC Global Competition. Mr. Chavers is also the co-author of ‘NFC Reference Guide for Air Travel,’ an IATA and NFC-Forum joint publication and served as Technical Editor for the book ‘Professional NFC Application Development for Android’.

Systems Committee Working Group Leaders

Germán Blanco - Chair of the End-to-End Simplified Framework Working Group

Mr. Blanco is part of MasterCard's Digital Convergence team as a Business Leader. In this role, he is responsible for the implementation and support of MasterCard's strategy in the mobile provisioning space. In addition to this role, Mr. Blanco supports standardization activities as Chairman of the End-to-End Simplified Framework Working Group in GlobalPlatform.

Mr. Blanco spent his career at the intersection of mobile, payment, and smart card technologies in the functional areas of product management and product development. Prior to MasterCard, Mr. Blanco started his carrier in Gemalto in 2001 where he focused on NFC, payment and mobile marketing.

Mr. Blanco has been involved with GlobalPlatform since 2006, and was elected to serve as the End-to-End Simplified Framework Working Group Chair, part of the Systems Committee, in 2012. Mr. Blanco was also elected as the Vice Chairman of GlobalPlatform's Mobile Task Force in 2014.

Alexandre Martin - TSM Compliance Working Group Chair

Mr. Martin is Practice Manager at Galitt, a consulting and services provider specializing in payment systems and secure electronic transactions.

Mr. Martin has 18 years of experience as a functional, security and compliance expert in payment systems and smart card technologies.

He spent the last ten years focusing on innovative payment solution development and standardization, including contactless card applications, NFC and mobile payment services. In this context, he has been involved in leading many studies and large projects worldwide.

Mr. Martin joined GlobalPlatform in 2012 and has been acting since January 2013 as TSM Compliance Working Group Chair, part of the Systems Committee, to set up a Program in accordance with GP standards for improving TSM systems interoperability.

Patrice Amiel - TSM Working Group Chair

Mr. Amiel is Principal and Chief Software Architect of the Gemalto Telecom Business Unit. In this role, he participates in the definition of the technical and technological strategy for all telecom and near field communication (NFC) / trusted service manager (TSM) software products. Mr. Amiel was involved in defining the first over-the-air (OTA) systems for remote UICC management. Since then, he has worked at the early stages of the technical definition of administration platforms for various advanced topics such as device management, multimedia cards, mobile NFC, TSM and LTE OTA.

Within GlobalPlatform, Mr. Amiel actively participated in the creation of the 'OTA over HTTP' protocols and has been the Chair of the GlobalPlatform TSM Working Group, part of the Systems Committee, since 2008.