Mobey Forum appoints CaixaBank Head of Mobile Payments as Chairman

Mobey Forum has announced that Jordi Guaus, Head of Mobile Payments at CaixaBank, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board.

Jordi has served on the Mobey Forum Board of Directors since 2009 and is also Chair of the association’s Business Workgroup. The group is currently working on the impact of host card emulation (HCE) for banks.

Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director of Mobey Forum, said: “The Board is delighted to welcome Jordi as its new Chair. Within his role at CaixaBank, Jordi is responsible for developing mobile payment services. He also project managed Mobile Shopping Sitges, which was the first near field communication (NFC) trial in Spain. Jordi’s experience in mobile financial services, combined with CaixaBank’s reputation as a driving force in the mobile payments evolution, means he is perfectly positioned to steer the direction of Mobey Forum.”

“I believe 2014 will be a landmark year for banks taking a lead in money management,” said Jordi Guaus. “Already we have seen a number of developments in the mobile money industry, most notably the discussions around HCE as a route to market for bank-led mobile payment solutions. This is a key topic for Mobey Forum over the next 12 months and is an area we are already addressing within the Business Workgroup. I look forward to offering the experience I have gained through leading digital money activities at CaixaBank, to drive the future of Mobey Forum.”

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