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FIME Elected to EMVCo Board of Advisors

One of three EMVCo Technical Associates to be elected to the 43 strong Board of Advisors.

Advanced secure chip testing and consultancy provider, FIME, has been elected to the EMVCo Board of Advisors (BoA) to represent the Technical Associates for a one year term. The BoA provides business feedback to the standards body and supports the Executive Committee in its discussions and specification enhancements surrounding EMV® migration globally, the next generation EMV, mobile point of sale (mPOS) and tokenization.

EMVCo is the EMV technical body collectively owned by American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay and Visa. FIME joined EMVCo as a Technical Associate in 2013 to follow and contribute to its work.

“Our aim to bring standardisation and interoperability to payments is closely aligned with EMVCo’s mission,” comments Stephanie El Rhomri, NFC & Payments Business Line Manager at FIME and member of the EMVCo Board of Advisors. “The associates programme is extremely valuable as the open communication with the industry ensures alignment between the specifications and regional requirements. I look forward to offering FIME’s global expertise and local knowledge to the BoA to support the advancement of the EMV Specifications. On a more personal level, it is an honour to represent FIME and the industry within EMVCo.”

The purpose of the EMVCo Board of Advisors, consisting of Business Associates and up to five representatives elected from the Technical Associates, is to provide an advisory forum facilitating discussion of EMV implementation and migration issues, planned enhancements to the EMV Specifications, and new services with organisations that have a direct responsibility for an EMV transaction.

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