Task Force Leaders
Vicky Guo – Chair of the China Task Force
China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT)
Ms. Guo has 11 years of experience in mobile security and her work
at CAICT focuses on research within TEE architecture and technology.
Her main responsibilities include managing and drafting standards for
the mobile terminal TEE and bring your own device (BYOD) for the China
Communications Standards Association (CCSA). She also represents CAICT
In 2015, Ms. Guo played a key role in CAICT becoming a
GlobalPlatform qualified laboratory. She has also organized multiple
TEE technology workshops and relevant discussions around the topic.
Ms. Guo was elected as Chair of the China Task Force in 2016.
Victor An – Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task
Mr. An is Co-Founder and Marketing Director at DPLS Labs. He has
extensive security evaluation experience and has worked as a Project
Manager for companies including Apple, Samsung and China Eastern
Airlines. Mr. An was also Project Manager for GlobalPlatform’s TEE
Security Evaluation Project.
Mr. An was elected as Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force in 2016.
Xinmiao Chang – Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task
Ms. Chang joined Huawei in 2008 and serves as a Senior Engineer in
the Standardization and Innovation Department. She is responsible for
leading mobile payment and related security platform projects.
Ms. Chang was elected to serve as Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task
Force in 2016.
Michael Lu - Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task
Mr. Lu is Business Development Director at Trustonic, the leading
provider of TEE solutions. He is responsible for the Greater China
Region for Trustonic and previously Chaired the Premium Content Task
Force at GlobalPlatform. He has over 15 years of experience in the
media and technology industries. Before joining Trustonic, he worked at
ARM Ltd. where he was responsible for product marketing of ARM's
security architecture platform and products based on ARM TrustZone
technologies. His previous roles include a position with Freesat, a
BBC/ITV satellite broadcasting platform in the UK, where he was
responsible for UK digital TV standards and certification regime for UK
retail TV and STB products. He is Vice Chair of the China Task Force.
Mr. Lu is Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force.
Fang Qiang – Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task
Mr. Qiang currently works within the Standardization and Research
team at Alibaba. He has over five years’ experience in the field of
information security, and has participated on behalf of Alibaba in the
development of domestic and international industry standards in
collaboration with organizations such as ITU, GlobalPlatform and CCSA.
Mr. Qiang is particularly interested in standardization and security
research, and is dedicated to promoting the standardization of
operating system technology.
Mr. Qiang was elected as Co-Vice-Chair of the China Task Force in
Nils Gerhardt - Consumer IoT Task Force Chair
Giesecke & Devrient
Mr. Gerhardt joined Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in 2004 and currently
serves as Group Vice President with a global product responsibility for
financial institutions. Within this role, Mr. Gerhardt oversees product
and project management, including product marketing and certification.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gerhardt held the position of Vice
President for Product and Project Management at Giesecke & Devrient
Canada across the government, financial, telecommunication and transit
Mr. Gerhardt was elected Chair of the Consumer IoT Task Force and
also serves on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors.
Sebastian Hans - Industrial IoT Task Force Chair
Mr. Hans currently serves as Senior Standardization Manager 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, Mr. Hans 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. Mr. Hans
represents Sun Microsystems Inc. in ETSI SCP, 3GPP, OMA and is the Vice
Chair of ETSI SCP TEC.
Mr. Hans also serves on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors.
Eikazu Niwano - Japan Task Force Chair
Mr. Niwano currently serves as a Producer in the R&D Planning
Department of NTT Corporation. He is responsible for managing e-
government and smart card projects across NTT group companies.
Since joining NTT, Mr. Niwano 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.
Mr. Niwano has served on the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors since
2005 and is the current Chair of the GlobalPlatform Japan Task Force.
Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze - Senior R&D Architect
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.
Jean-Daniel Aussel – Security Task Force
Dr. Aussel is Head of Standardization at Gemalto. He is responsible
for driving standardization across all application domains related to
smartcards and digital security solutions within the Strategy &
Dr. Aussel has over 30 years of experience in the management of
innovation and global teams and has led the development of several
embedded and server security products for Bull CP8, Schlumberger Smart
Cards & Terminals, Axalto and Gemalto.
Dr. Aussel was elected to serve as Co-Vice-Chair of the Security
Task Force in 2015.
Xavier Vilarrubla – Security Task Force Co-Chair
Sub-Task Force Leaders
Paul Stovold - Public Transportation Sub-Task Force
Mr. Stovold currently serves as Governance Manager at ITSO Limited,
where he is responsible for leading compliance through the
implementation of policies and procedures across the ITSO membership.
Prior to this, Mr. Stovold served as Head of IT at financial services
company, Cashflows where he was responsible for systems operations,
software development, technical support & programme management.
Mr. Stovold was elected to serve as Chair of the Transportation Sub-
Task Force in 2015.