Gijs Boudewijn is Deputy General Manager at the Dutch Payments Association, of which credit institutions, payment institutions and electronic money institutions can become a member. Before that he was responsible for payments and security related matters at the Dutch Banking Association. He has extensive experience in domestic as well as international (SEPA) payments issues, governance, competition law and fraud prevention. He started as an in-house lawyer at a large savings bank, and later became Head of Legal Affairs at the central Dutch clearing house, Bankgirocentrale, the predecessor of Equens SE. 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. Next to sitting on various Dutch domestic payments related bodies, he is currently Chair of the Legal Support Group of the European Payments Council and Chair of the Payment Systems Committee of the European Banking Federation in Brussels.