NFC Forum Announces New Vice Chairman

James Anderson has spent his career at the intersection of mobile, payment, and Internet technologies in the functional areas of Product Development and Business Development. He is currently group head and senior vice president for Mobile Product Development at MasterCard Worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for developing all mobile payment products, including proximity payments, mobile web payments and mobile remote payments. In addition to leading MasterCard’s mobile product development, Mr. Anderson also leads commercialization efforts and supports sales and business development activities around the world. He has served on the Board of the NFC Forum since October, 2009. In his new position, he replaces outgoing Vice Chairman Dave Wentker of Visa Inc. „“As a technology leader at an influential payment solutions provider, Mr. Anderson holds skills and experience that will be valuable as NFC broadens its acceptance and usage among consumers, and as the NFC Forum reaches the next level of influence,““ said NFC Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa of Sony Corporation. „“I look forward to benefitting from Mr. Anderson’s insights in his new role.““ Elected by a vote of the NFC Forum Board of Directors at its June meeting in Seattle, Mr. Anderson joins re-elected Chairman Tagawa, Vice Chairman Mikko Saarisalo of Nokia, Secretary Frank Dawidowsky of Sony, and Treasurer Martin Bührlen of NXP as Officers of the Forum. www.nfc-forum.org 

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