Category Archives: People

New boss for Poland’s state money-printing firm

By | October 20, 2017

Deputy Interior Minister Jakub Skiba has been appointed acting CEO of Poland’s state-owned money printing company.   Jakub Skiba. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz   The former chairman of the board at the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW), Piotr Woyciechowski, was dismissed by the company’s supervisory board earlier this week because of a growing conflict with employees and trade unions, the… Read More »

Wirex appoints Wataru Kojima as Japan CEO and Head of Asia

By | October 18, 2017

Wirex, the world’s biggest provider of cryptocurrency debit cards and virtual wallets, has today announced that Wataru Kojima has been appointed as Japan CEO and Head of Asia. The move represents a significant strategic commitment by Wirex to provide dedicated Japan focussed deliverables to its soaring Japanese customer base. Last month at Tokyo’s premier FinTech conference, FIN /… Read More »

Iris Appoints Shaiful Subhan As New Group Chief Executive Officer

By | October 16, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 16 October 2017 – The Board of IRIS Corporation Berhad (IRIS), a world leader in Trusted Identification, hereby announce the appointment of Mr. Shaiful Subhan as the new Group CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of IRIS effective today. Shaiful is an accomplished leader with great operational expertise and customer insights across multiple industries.  He was previously the COO… Read More »

WAG Magazine Spotlights NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

By | October 9, 2017

NEW YORK, Oct. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WAG Magazine featured Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors:NEXT), the global fingerprint sensor company, detailing how she leads NEXT and also encourages girls to study and young women to pursue careers in the opportunity-rich traditionally male-dominated science, technology, engineering and math, called STEM. WAG said while women comprise half of America’s college-educated… Read More »

NXT-ID COO and Fit Pay President, Michael Orlando to be a Featured Speaker at Secure Technology Alliance’s IoT Payments 2017 Conference

By | October 3, 2017

MELBOURNE, Florida, October 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Orlando, COO of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and president of Fit Pay, Inc. will be a Plenary Featured Speaker at the IoT Payments 2017, an industry event hosted by the Secure Technology Alliance that explores the evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT) payments.    IoT Payments 2017, which takes place October 10-11, 2017 at… Read More »

Virginie Duperat-Vergne to join Gemalto as Company Chief Financial Officer. Jacques Tierny to step down after 10 years.

By | September 28, 2017

Amsterdam, September 28, 2017 at 07:00pm – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 –  GTO), leader in digital security today announces that after 10 years of dedicated and exemplary service, Jacques Tierny, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, has decided to leave on December 31, 2017 to pursue other activities. On October 16, 2017, Virginie Duperat-Vergne will join Gemalto to… Read More »

Scott Scheirman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of CPI Card Group

By | September 27, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group (Nasdaq:PMTS, TSX:PMTS), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced the appointment of Scott Scheirman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 5, 2017, succeeding Steve Montross who will be ending his service as CEO on October 4, 2017 in connection with his previously announced retirement. Mr. Montross will continue in an… Read More »

Lionel Grosclaude appointed CEO at FIME

By | September 21, 2017

  Recruited to lead FIME into the next phase of its growth strategy. FIME, a global leader in consulting, testing solutions and certification services, has announced the appointment of Lionel Grosclaude as its new CEO for the group. Grosclaude will be instrumental in driving the company’s expansion strategy to increase FIME’s geographical presence globally and developing new services… Read More »

SIMalliance Announces New Chairman for 2017-18

By | September 19, 2017

19 September 2017 – The Board of SIMalliance has elected Remy Cricco (OT-Morpho) to serve as the organisation’s Chairman. In his role, he will work alongside fellow Board members representing Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, ST Incard and VALID, to further SIMalliance’s aim: to advocate the protection of sensitive connected and mobile services to drive the deployment and remote… Read More »

Visa Inc. Appoints Charlotte Hogg as Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s European Operations

By | September 7, 2017

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 7, 2017– Visa (NYSE:V) announced today it has appointed Charlotte Hogg as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer for its European operations, effective October 1, 2017. Ms. Hogg will report to Visa’s chief executive officer, Al Kelly, and Visa Europe Limited (VEL) board chairman, Gary Hoffman. Ms. Hogg will join the VEL board… Read More »

Iris Corp deputy MD resigned

By | September 6, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan has resigned from its position due to “retirement”. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested Hamdan early this year over the alleged abuse of power in the implementation of e-passport facility in the Republic of Guinea. Iris announced Hamdan’s suspension, a day after the arrest and his… Read More »

CompoSecure, L.L.C. names Dori K Skelding as VP Marketing and Supply Chain

By | September 5, 2017

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CompoSecure, L.L.C., an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of financial cards worldwide, announces today the appointment of Dori K Skelding as vice president of Marketing and Supply Chain. Dori brings almost 30 years of experience in banking, printing, vendor management and card manufacturing to lead the marketing efforts as well… Read More »

Document Security Systems, Inc. Announces Additions to Board of Directors

By | August 21, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2017) – Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE American: DSS), („DSS”), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and diversion protection technologies whose products and solutions are used by governments, corporations and financial institutions to defeat fraud and to help ensure the authenticity of both digital and physical financial instruments, identification documents, sensitive publications, brand packaging and websites,… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards Appoints Thomas Rex As SVP Business Line Smartcards

By | August 17, 2017

Press releaseAugust 17, 2017 Fingerprint Cards appoints Thomas Rex as SVP Business Line Smartcards Following Fingerprint Cards’ (FingerprintsTM) strategy to grow with new application areas, Thomas Rex has been appointed SVP, Business Line Smartcards. He will also be part of Fingerprints’ management team. Thomas is currently engaged in business development within smartcards and has previously also been the… Read More »

Precise Biometrics appoints new R&D Director

By | August 11, 2017

Fredrik Clementson has been appointed new R&D Director and member of the management team. Fredrik will commence his role on September 1 and replaces Rutger Petersson who will leave the company at the end of the month.  “Fredrik has been working for a long time within the company and has extensive knowledge about our business, products and customers. He will… Read More »

IBIA Welcomes Bob Eckel to its Board of Directors

By | July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / July 24, 2017 / The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is pleased to announce today that Bob Eckel, President, North America, OT-Morpho, will join its Board of Directors. As President, North America, OT-Morpho, Mr. Eckel leads the Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services business for OT Morpho, a world leader in digital… Read More »

COMPRION Announces New Sales Director

By | July 19, 2017

Frank Prünte is the new Sales Director at COMPRION, managing a team of nine located in five different countries. Prünte will be actively contributing to COMPRION’s overall business strategy, extending its market position, and developing new business fields. In addition, he will be in charge of expanding and developing the sales team. Prünte explains: “I see a lot… Read More »

Ingenico Group announces a new appointment to its Executive Committee

By | July 3, 2017

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, today announced the appointment of Nicolas Huss as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Performance. Nicolas is joining the company today, he reports to Philippe Lazare, Chairman & CEO. Nicolas brings 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as the CEO of Visa Europe. He started his… Read More »

New SVP Hr Joins Fingerprints’ Executive Management Group

By | June 16, 2017

Press releaseJune 16, 2017 New SVP HR joins Fingerprints’ Executive Management GroupMattias Hakeröd has been appointed new SVP HR of Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints(TM)). Mattias will be joining the company from his role as Global HR VP of Mölnlycke and has a long career with Mölnlycke, AstraZeneca and Vattenfall, where he has worked in various HR functions since… Read More »

DSS Executive Elected To Board of Directors of Document Security Alliance

By | June 15, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwired – Jun 15, 2017) – Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS) (DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeiting and authentication solutions today announced that David Wicker, head of research and development for DSS, has been reelected to the Board of Directors of the Document Security Alliance (DSA). Mr. Wicker’s two year term begins immediately. The DSA was… Read More »