The Forum is led by a slate of officers comprised of representatives of the Forum’s Sponsor Members and elected by the board of directors. The board governs the direction of the Forum and is chartered with helping the organization’s officers fulfill its mission and with seeing that the Forum operates in the best interests of its members and according to its By-laws.
Pictured here is Chairman Koichi Tagawa.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of one representative from each Sponsor Member.
Bjoern has more than 20 years of experience in the electronic components industry and is currently holding the position of Senior Director, heading the Product Line Payment and Wearables at Infineon Technologies. He assumes worldwide responsibility for the P&L of security controllers and solutions used in Payment & Wearables applications.Prior to this role he worked for over 15 years in various positions within the Marketing team of the Security & Chip Card ICs division for Payment. Transport and Communication.Before joining Infineon in 2000, he started his professional career in 1997 with the Ceramic Components Division at Epcos AG as Product Marketing Engineer for automotive, industrial and consumer applications. He holds a degree (Dipl. Wirt.-Ing.) in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Munich university of applied Science.
Barbara Patterson is a Vice President at VISA with extensive experience in developing groundbreaking payments and processing products. She is an expert in driving critical strategic initiatives, accelerating revenue growth, reducing costs, and creating competitive advantage. Having held a range of management roles at Visa, her experience includes providing business and technical direction for credit, debit, commercial, and prepaid solutions for the US and Global payments industry. Barbara has been leading various activities within digital payments solutions focused on tokenization and secure remote commerce. She leads the Digital Standards and Strategic Projects organization that oversees digital payment standards with a focus on new and emerging technologies, payment methods and security solutions.
A recognized Payment Industry and Visa expert, she is frequently called upon for understanding and designing creative solutions that solve complex business issues and address customer needs to drive competitive advantage for all aspects of the payment ecosystem.
Barbara has been granted a number of patents and has filed several more that are in review which support innovative development initiatives in the Payments Industry. She is an active participant in number of EMVCo working groups, including Tokenisation Working Group (TWG) and Secure Remote Commerce Working Group (SRCWG). Prior to joining Visa, held a number of positions at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco.