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SPA's presidency is executed in turn by Board Members for a period of 12 (twelve) calendar months, according to § 9.6 of the SPA Bylaws .


Andreas Strobel - Board Member

Andreas Strobel - Board Member - President 2019/2020

Andreas Strobel is Head of Product Certification at G+D Mobile Security GmbH. Andreas joined G+D in 2000 and represents G+D Mobile Security in the Smart Payment Association since 2006. In his current role at G+D he is globally responsible for managing product certifications related to the various global and local payment scheme brands as well as for mobile network operator, transport and authentication related schemes. Before he was leading several Product Management related functions, mainly in the financial institutions and PKI domain.

n addition to his engagement as SPA Board Member he is currently part of the Audit Committee of the European Cards Stakeholders Group (ECSG) in Brussels. Previously he was serving in the Global Platform Board of Directors and the EMVCo Board of Advisors.

Andreas holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical University of Munich and a joint MBA from The Netherland Institute of MBA Studies in Utrecht (now TiasNimbas) and Bradford University in U.K.




Julien Drouet - Board Member & President

Julien Drouet - Board Member

Julien Drouet, Director of Product Management of the Financial Institutions at IDEMIA, is responsible for driving the product profitability of business lines and assuring proper execution of cross functional programs. Julien started his career at Motorola and then Nokia in Chicago, USA where he spent more than 10 years in many different functions: development, quality, and product management. In 2011, he teamed up with Scientific Games as the Senior Director of Product Management for their international markets. He holds an Engineering degree from ENSEA, a MS from the IIT (Chicago, USA) and a MBA in Finance and International Business from IIT.




helene brisson spa board member

Hélène Brisson - Board Member

Hélène Brisson has been Vice President Marketing CISMEA since April 2017. In this role she is in charge of driving marketing and business development of Gemalto banking and payment activities across Russia CIS, Middle East and Africa. She previously served as product marketing manager where she has developed Gemalto white label EMV offer.

Prior to this Hélène has spent 10 years as business manager in the financial industry with Gemplus then Gemalto. During this period Hélène has assisted several banks and payment schemes across the world in their migration to EMV and the development of their digital payment offers.

Hélène holds a Master degree in international marketing from IDRAC Business School Paris.









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