As of 1 February 2014 Gijs Boudewijn (The Netherlands, 1958) holds the position of Deputy General Manager at the Dutch Payments Association. Before that he was responsible for payments and security at the Dutch Banking Association. He has extensive experience in domestic as well as international payments related issues, including governance, regulation and innovation, competition law and fraud prevention. He started his career as an in-house lawyer at a large Dutch savings bank, and later became Head of Legal Affairs at the former central Dutch clearing house, Bankgirocentrale, the predecessor of Interpay, later equensWorldline. Already during that period he represented the Dutch payment sector in various fora in Brussels, for instance in the context of eurocheque International (later Europay/Mastercard Europe).
In 1998 Mr Boudewijn joined the Dutch Banking Association as Head of Payments and Security Affairs, and in 2014 was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Dutch Payments Association. Currently Mr Boudewijn is Chair of the Legal Support Group of the European Payments Council (where he is also a member of the Board) and Chair of the Payment Systems Committee of the European Banking Federation. Over the past years he was in that capacity closely involved with matters relating to PSD, the various Regulatory Technical Standards of the European Banking Authority and the ERPB SEPA API Access Scheme Working Group.
Mr. Boudewijn is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on strategic payments related issues, new technologies and open banking.