Long time payment security expert to lead Latin American efforts for the PCI SSC
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 29 September 2022– The PCI Security Standards Council, a global standards body for the payment card industry has announced Guilherme Scheibe as the new Regional Director for Brazil and Latin America. This role will seek to expand outreach efforts to educate and promote the importance of the PCI Security Standards within the region.
Guilherme will serve as Regional Director and will be responsible for driving awareness and adoption of the PCI Security Standards for payment card security within Brazil and the broader Latin American region. Guilherme will lead the PCI SSC Regional Engagement Board (REB) which is a collection of payment industry stakeholders who act as advisors to the PCI SSC on payment security issues and challenges in the region, and as ambassadors for helping increase education and awareness of standards and best practices for safe payments. Guilherme will also work closely with merchants, acquirers, financial institutions, security practitioners, law enforcement and other key stakeholders across the Brazilian and Latin American payment eco-system.
“We are delighted to have someone with Guilherme’s extraordinary background leading our efforts in Latin America” said Lance Johnson, Executive Director of the PCI Security Standards Council. “Guilherme’s impressive experience, familiarity with the business environment, and knowledge of the PCI SSC and our mission makes him the ideal person to be leading our efforts in this priority market.”
“I am excited about this unique opportunity and look forward to continuing my career in the information security space with the PCI Security Standards Council” said Guilherme Scheibe. “Having served on the PCI SSC REB I know how important their work is to Brazil and all of Latin America. Cybersecurity is critical to the future growth of the regional economy as Brazil continues to be a prime target for cybercriminals.”
Guilherme holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from PUC Minas and has held several payment industry certifications including certification as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Qualified PIN Assessor (QPA) and a Card Production Security Assessor (CPSA). Guilherme comes to the PCI SSC from Foregenix where he served as a Managing Consultant.
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