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Board of Advisors

The PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors is composed of representatives of Participating Organizations. This cross-industry group is chartered to ensure that all voices are heard in the ongoing development of PCI security standards, with representation from across the payment chain -- merchants, financial institutions, processors and more -- as well as from around the world. The current Board members are posted below and may be contacted at boa@pcisecuritystandards.org

Participating Organizations are eligible to vote for and to nominate candidates for election to the Board of Advisors.

  • Ed Ritter

    Senior Vice President, Information Security Policy and Governance Executive, Bank of America N.A.

  • Berna Sirel

    IT Compliance, Risk and Information Security Vice President, Bankalararasi Kart Merkezi

  • Phil Jones

    Payment Security Strategy Manager, Barclaycard

  • Philip Morton

    Philip Morton

    Information Security and Compliance Manager, British Airways PLC

  • Kathy Orner

    Vice President, Enterprise Governance and Chief Information Security Officer, Carlson

  • Pierre Chassigneux

    Pierre Chassigneux

    Chief Risk & Audit Officer, Cartes Bancaires

  • Henrique Kazuhiro Takaki

    Henrique Kazuhiro Takaki

    Risk Control Manager, Cielo S.A.

  • Christian Janoff

    Christian Janoff

    Enterprise Architect, Cisco

  • Ash Khan

    Head of Global Consumer Information Security, Citigroup Inc.

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    Ugo Bechis

    European Payment Council AISBL, Chairman - EPC Cards Working Group

  • Denise Wood

    Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief IT Risk Officer, FedEx

  • Lara Nwokedi

    Head, Information Security, First Bank of Nigeria

  • Tim Horton

    Tim Horton

    Vice President Security Solutions, First Data Merchant Services

  • Rodney Farmer

    President, Global Payments Europe, Global Payments Inc

  • Eric Brier

    Eric Brier

    Chief Security Officer, Ingenico

  • James Walsh

    Chief Information Security Officer, Micros

  • Izdehar Safarini

    Deputy CEO - Technical and Operation, Middle East Payment Services (MEPS)

  • Kevin Glass

    Kevin Glass

    Senior Manager, Information Security, PayPal Inc

  • Joseph Finizo

    President / CEO, Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)

  • Rob Sadowski

    Director, Payment Solutions, RSA

  • David Estlick

    David Estlick

    VP, Global Infrastructure and Enterprise Security, Starbucks Coffee Company

  • Dave Faoro

    Dave Faoro

    VP, Payment Security Officer, VeriFone Inc

  • Mike Cook

    Mike Cook

    Sr. VP Finance & Assistant Treasurer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc

  • Peter Cooper

    Peter Cooper

    Group Information Risk Manager, Woolworths Limited


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The PCI Security Standards Council (the "Council") provides a variety of tools, questionnaires, guidance, FAQs, training resources and other materials and information to assist organizations seeking to achieve compliance with its standards (the "Standards"). Third party products and services are also available, but the Council does not endorse or recommend any such third party products or services, and advises all organizations seeking to achieve compliance to become familiar with the Standards and related requirements before purchasing third party products or services. Ultimately, all applicable requirements must be met in order to achieve compliance, regardless of whether or what third party products or services are used.