Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform Specifications to deploy secure services. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform’s central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization’s three technical committees – Card, Device and Systems – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces with external partners. In his role as Compliance Secretariat within GlobalPlatform, he ensures that all elements of GlobalPlatform-based solutions are interoperable and offer backwards compatibility with previous technology releases. Prior to becoming GlobalPlatform Technical Director, Gil served GlobalPlatform as the Chair of the Systems Committee for over two years.
Mr. Bernabeu is Technical Marketing Manager for the Standardization and Technology Department at Gemalto. In this role, he supports Gemalto’s marketing and product groups to deploy trusted and convenient digital services. Mr. Bernabeu previously held various managerial positions within Gemalto in smart card production, software product development, engineering management. He also supervised the software development activities of 15 Gemplus personalization centers worldwide.