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Member Councils

The Smart Card Alliance Latin America has member-driven industry and technology councils that are focused groups within the overall structure of the Alliance. Councils have been created to foster increased industry collaboration within a specified industry or market segment and produce tangible results, speeding smart card adoption and industry growth. Groups collaborate on specific deliverables, including reports, briefings and educational material. Active Councils currently include:

  • Financial Payments Council: To promote the understanding of the benefits using smart cards in the financial sector.
  • Government Information Exchange: To exchange information among different government institutions in the region regarding the use of smart cards in helping to improving government services.

Executive Committee

  • Chairman:
    Fernando Mendez - Visa Inc.

  • Vice-Chair:
    Kim Hangoc - Master Card

  • Secretary:
    Ismael Dykman - HID Global

  • Observing Government Representative:
    Mauricio Coelho - Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia da Informação (ITI)

  • Observing General Member:
    Luis de la Cruz


Financial Payments Council

  • Leadership:
    Marcelo Oliveira - Visa, Inc.
    Jorge King - Banrisul

  • Other Participating Organizations:
    G&D Burti
    MasterCard Worldwide

  • Current Project:
    EMV Roadmap White paper - LATAM

  • Panama Sub-Committee:
    Chair: Abdy Sanjur - Telered S.A.
    Vice-chair: Edgardo Averza - Assenda S.A.
    Secretary: Ana Raquel Pereira - First Data S.A.
    Technical Advisor: Orlando Garcia - Core Quality Services

Government Information Exchange

  • Leadership:
    Mauricio Coelho – Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia da Informação (ITI)

  • Other Participating Organizations:
    Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
    Autoridad para la Innovación Gubernamental de Panamá (AIG)
    Panama Canal Authority

  • Current Project:
    Smart Card ID Seminar


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