Tac Watanabe currently serves as Executive Vice President at JCB and is an industry leader in financial services and technology.
Tac’s experience covers the full spectrum of the payment value chain including issuing, acquiring and processing as well as digital payments and technology. Over the last 20 years, Tac has held other executive positions at JCB in multiple countries, including 6 years in the USA.
Tac has supported clients globally by enabling them to grow their businesses, by being an evangelist in the emerging payments sector. This includes mobile wallets, tokenization, biometrics and remote payments. Specifically, he was responsible for emerging payment initiatives including global standardization activities such as EMVCo.
Tac graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.