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Board of Directors

Boris BRUNNER - Chairman

Boris is Head of Network & Partner Management at SIX. He is responsible for standardization and harmonization in the area of the payment infrastructure in Switzerland. He represents the Swiss banking community in the Board of the EBICS SC. He is also member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss SWIFT Member and User Group.

Frantz TEISSEDRE - Vice-Chair

Frantz is the Head of the Interbank Relationships Team of Societe Generale Group. He is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of EBICS SCRL and the Treasurer of the CFONB. Frantz is involved in various market infrastructures interbanking activities. He represents Societe Generale at the General Assembly of EPC Association as well as at EBA Clearing.

Thierry BERLU

Thierry is Product Manager at Cash Management Competence Center for BNP Paribas Group in charge of the Global Channels. Thierry has extensive experience in the field of electronic banking due to his many years as advisor in large multinational companies. He has also participated to major IT and migration projects in order to develop the bank offer for corporates and to promote the digitalization of payments and signatures.


Jörg is Associate Director in the Banking Technology & Security team at the Association of German Banks in Berlin. He supports the activities concerning electronic banking standards for corporate clients in Germany. Besides that, he works on card security topics, cryptography and security issues of the digital transformation of banking systems and services. Jörg served as a former member of the EPC cards working group, as a former member of the governance committee of the German ATM & national POS system “girocard” and as a former member of the board of directors of the Euro Alliance of Payment Schemes (EAPS) in Brussels.

Thomas DUBE

Thomas is Advisor of the Payment Systems Department at BVR which is the National Association of German Cooperative Banks. He takes care of about 850 member banks’ needs in all terms of payment services and represents the interests of Cooperative Banks within the German banking industry. Beeing a studied computer scientist he is also professionally experienced in the area of communication protocols and payment transaction services.


Harald is Managing Director at PSA Payment Services Austria GmbH. PSA is a transaction service provider and the Austrian competence center for cashless payments and responsible for the processing of more than 1 billion transactions per year. He is also Managing Director at STUZZA GmbH. STUZZA is the hub for standardization and harmonization of payment infrastructure in Austria and represents the Austrian banking community in various European and international bodies such as EPC and EBICS. Harald has more than 17 years experience in Financial Services and IT innovation.


Hermann is Associate Director for Payment Services & Information Technology at the Association of German Banks (VÖB). At VÖB, he is responsible for electronic payments, including bulk and individual payments as well as interbank and instant payments. He has 20 years of experience in payment transactions and is involved in German digital projects (e.g. #dk) and European initiatives such as the Berlin Group. Hermann supported the development of EBICS in 2003 and promoted the standard in Europe.


Sophie is the Head of Payment System Relationship at Crédit Agricole Payment Services – she represents the Crédit Agricole Group in the French, European and International bodies of the payment systems, payment services, payment schemes and banking associations for the conception and the evolution of the rules and standards. In addition, she contributes to the Group's payments strategy in line with business policy decisions, is responsible for the corresponding flow of information to the various units of the Group and for the corresponding training.

Richard HAUKE

Richard is Senior Advisor for Payments- and Card Strategy Department at Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband, the German Association of Savings Banks. He represents the German Savings Banks in various bodies of EPC, DIN, ISO and the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC). In GBIC Richard initiated in 2003 the development of the Electronic Banking Internet Communication Standard EBICS.


Eric is Leader Expert at Natixis Payment Solutions, the payment business line of Groupe BPCE (which gathers French people’s banks and savings banks). Since 2002, he has been representing BPCE or the French banks in interbank working groups on standards and payments. Until the end of 2012 he was the French representative in the SEPA Payment Schemes Working Group of the EPC from which he currently chairs the Standards Task Force.