PCI SSC Executive Committee

Sophie Rainford (Chairperson)

Vice President, Industry Engagement, American Express

Sophie Rainford currently serves as Vice President, Industry Engagement for the American Express Global Network. Ms. Rainford leads a team of professionals who create and evolve payment standards. She oversees American Express’ relationship with important industry organizations including PCI Security Standards Council, EMVCo, ISO, W3C, and U.S. Payments Forum.

Ms. Rainford has over 13+ years’ experience in payment technologies. She holds a Master of Science in Human Centered Design from the University of Sussex, England and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Philosophy from the University of Kent, England.