EMVCo appoints new European liaison

Source: EMVCo

Global technical body EMVCo has announced the appointment of Tim Stuart to the role of European Liaison.

Tim brings with him over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, holding various senior positions at Mastercard. His roles have included delivering EMV® Chip and EMV Contactless solutions, as well as addressing emerging industry trends such as IoT payments and digital identity.

As European Liaison, Tim will serve as EMVCo’s key point of contact in Europe in its engagement with stakeholders and institutions, in support of its work to develop globally adopted specifications that promote innovation and address marketplace needs.

Key responsibilities include representing EMVCo with key stakeholders across the European payments industry such as the European Payments Stakeholders Group (EPSG) and European Payments Council (EPC), as well as with principal European institutions including the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC). Tim will also support initiatives to educate on the role of EMVCo and the benefits of the EMV Specifications.

Leigh Garner, EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, said: “I would like to welcome Tim to EMVCo. The European Liaison role reflects EMVCo’s ongoing commitment to engagement and collaboration, and we look forward to working together with governmental institutions and industry stakeholders across Europe in support of our mission to promote secure and seamless payments for consumers, merchants and businesses.”

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