Jonathon Gould is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Asia-Pacific Connections (APC), where he manages their consulting practice in the banking and technology sectors. His clients include payment associations, financial institutions, consulting firms, retailers, and technology companies in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He has over 27 years of experience in Asia-Pacific, Europe and in the US. Until June 2008, he was Vice President; Asia-Pacific for ViVOtech and spearheaded their efforts to establish themselves as a leading NFC and contactless provider in the AP region.
From mid 2000 until May 2002, based in Brussels, he was SVP, Business Development, Maestro International.
From 1997 to 2000, he was SVP, Marketing for MasterCard in Asia-Pacific where he led their regional programs – advertising and promotions, sponsorships, communications, new product development, acceptance development, and market research.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Gould was the General Manager, Asia-Pacific, for VeriFone.
Mr. Gould earned an MBA from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
He is a Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Singapore. He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys distance running and cycling.
Mr. Gould is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including, most recently, at the eGovernment conference held by the Swedish Presidency of the EU in Malmo Sweden on “Evidence reporting on the use mobile eID in mobile-penetrated states in the Asian region”