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The Mobey Forum Board of Directors consists of eleven directors. It comprises founder member organisations and other Full Members elected to the Board. The Board is responsible for setting Mobey Forum's strategy and for approving all deliverables.
Ron van Wezel – Mobey Forum Chairman
Mr. van Wezel is Director and Global Head of Emerging Payment Streams at Deutsche Bank. In this role he is globally responsible for Deutsche Bank’s mobile and online payment services and other emerging payment flows. Prior to this position, Mr. van Wezel worked for ABN AMRO where he held several management positions in the global transaction banking business.
Mr. van Wezel brings to Mobey Forum 25 years experience in the payments and cards industry and has been a member of the Mobey Forum Board since 2006. He has held the position of Mobey Forum Chair since 2007.
Bent Bentsen – Mobey Forum Vice Chairman
Mr. Bentsen currently serves as Senior Advisor of Group Payments and Infrastructure at DNB Bank ASA. Within this role Mr. Bentsen has been responsible for mobile financial services since 2002 and also advises on mobile infrastructure, covering mobile banking, mobile security and mobile payments. His position also incorporates his work as General Manager for a Norwegian near field communications project on behalf of Telenor and DNB Bank.
Mr. Bentsen joined Mobey Forum in 2001 and became the main representative of DnB NOR, the predecessor of DNB Bank, in 2002. He has held a seat on the Board of Directors since 2006 and was elected Vice Chair in 2008.
UBS AG Zurich
Mr. Brunner currently serves as Head of Client Cash Solutions at UBS AG Zurich. In his current role he is responsible for the strategic development and market placement of all domestic and cross-border payments, as well as cash management products and services offered to private and corporate clients. In addition to his position on the Mobey Forum Board, Mr. Brunner is also the Deputy Chairman of the Interbank Committee, Payments Committee Switzerland and is a member of both the Swiss Bankers Association Working Group, and the Swiss Commission for Financial Standardisation.
Mr. Brunner has participated in Mobey Forum and been a member of the Board since April 2011.
Mrs Bunschoten currently serves as a Senior Consultant Mobile Financial Services at ING. In this role she is responsible for the mobile strategy of Payments and Cash Management of Commercial Banking for corporate clients and is involved in several international projects on mobile payments, banking and value add services. Prior to her work for Payments and Cash Management she worked for an international department of ING which drove convergence for payments, cards and cash services of ING Retail Units in Europe.
Mrs Bunschoten is also a member of the European Payments Council Mobile Channel Working Group and has participated in the Mobey Forum since 2007.
Bank of America
Mr. Calman is Senior Vice President and Research and Development (R&D) Executive at Bank of America. Mr. Calman has been with Bank of America for 25 years and in his role he leads the Consumer Bank R&D team and the Gateway Innovation Lab. His team combines cutting-edge research with strategies and innovation capabilities to develop new products and services. Mr. Calman also leads the bank’s affiliations with the MIT Media Lab and the Microsoft Innovation Outreach Program. He is a board member of the Smart Card Alliance and the Association of Managers of Innovation.
Mr. Calman has been a member of the Mobey Forum Board since 2010.
Mr. Guaus currently serves as Head of Mobile Payments at La Caixa. In his current role he is responsible for developing mobile payment services and also works closely with the Cards Unit of La Caixa to advance mobile internet banking services. At La Caixa Mr. Guaus is also Project Manager of Mobile Shopping Sitges 2010, which is the first near field communication (NFC) trial in Spain.
Mr. Guaus has participated in Mobey Forum since 2005 and has been a member of the Board since 2009. He is also the Chair of the Business Workgroup.
Mr. Risikko currently serves as Senior Business Developer in the Mobile Solutions unit at Nordea. With ten years’ experience in mobile financial services, Mr. Risikko is doing business development in Nordea’s mobile banking offering. He also chairs the technology and security working block in the M-Channel Working Group of the European Payments Council.
Mr. Risikko has participated in Mobey Forum since 2003 and been a member of the Board since 2006.
Mr. Staib currently serves as Senior Manager at HSBC Bank plc. With subject matter expertise in both online security and mobile strategy, Mr. Staib sits on both HSBC UK and global steering committees and is currently closely involved in defining the shape of various near field communication trials within HSBC. Prior to this he has managed both personal and business internet banking support teams, as well as being a respected group relationship manager in corporate and correspondent banking.
Mr. Staib has been a member of the Board since 2007.
Kristian T. Sørensen
Mr. Sørensen currently serves as Senior Manager for Mobile Payments and eCommerce at Nets, a leading Northern European payment solutions provider. Prior to joining Nets, Mr. Sørensen spent ten years working within online and mobile financial services at Danish financial institution, Nykredit. During this time, Mr. Sørensen participated in designing and implementing the Danish mobile payment solutions, Mobilpenge (mobile money), which was launched in 2011.
Mr. Sørensen has participated in Mobey Forum since 2010 and has been an active contributor to the production of Mobey Forum’s mobile wallet white papers. He was elected to the Board and Chairman of the Marketing Work group in 2012.
Mr. Sulkava currently serves as Head of Business Development and Partnership for Nokia Corporation. He has over 20 years leadership experience in IT and telecom industries in variety of roles including product management and marketing, sales & marketing, services, business development and general company management.
Kasper Sylvest Olsen
Mr Sylvest Olsen currently serves as a senior manager in Danske Banks Group Financial Infrastructure department. In this role he acts as an expert on various financial market infrastructures in both payments and securities. Kasper is a member of a number of committees, working groups and task forces.
Before his current position Kasper has worked as an (IT) project manager in Danske Bank and before joining Danske Bank he worked for 7 years as an economist in the Payment Systems Department in the Danish Central Bank.
Kasper holds and M.Sc. in Economics
Mr. Tabakovic currently serves as Head of Market Development at PostFinance, the fourth largest retail bank in Switzerland. In his current role he is responsible for digital channel strategies as well as initiation, development and market introduction of digital innovations. A former start-up entrepreneur in the field of web applications, Mr. Tabakovic likes to be at the centre of merging business and communication technologies and bringing new solutions to market.
Mr. Tabakovic has participated in Mobey Forum since 2010 and been a member of the Board since 2011.
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