Category Archives: People

Magicard recruits new Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific

By | February 8, 2017

With many years’ experience in both the ID card industry and of conducting business in Asia, Richard Besenbruch has joined the Magicard global sales team with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, excluding China. Richard enjoyed a broad business training including advertising, marketing, venture capital and IT before moving into the ID industry more than a decade ago,… Read More »

Bernie Zhu (朱鹏) Joins Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President, Sales, Greater China

By | February 7, 2017

ZHU TO LEAD THE COMPANY’S SALES GROWTH AND INITIATIVES ACROSS CHINA MINNEAPOLIS and BEIJING—(Feb. 7, 2017)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, today announced that Bernie Zhu has been appointed to the role of senior vice president, sales, greater China. In this role, Mr. Zhu will lead all commercial efforts across the greater… Read More »

Lars Söderfjell leaves Fingerprint Cards’ Board of Directors

By | January 25, 2017

Press releaseJanuary 25, 2017 Lars Söderfjell leaves Fingerprint Cards’ Board of Directors Lars Söderfjell leaves Fingerprint Cards’ Board on his own initiative, after dialogue with the Board. Fingerprint Cards’ board member Lars Söderfjell was released on Tuesday, after he was arrested on Monday alleged for unauthorized disclosure of inside information in conjunction with Fingerprint Cards’ profit warning in… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards’ Member of the Board Lars Söderfjell Taken Into Custody

By | January 23, 2017

Press releaseJanuary 23, 2017 Fingerprint Cards’ member of the board Lars Söderfjell taken into custody The Swedish Economic Crime Authority has today taken Fingerprint Cards’ member of the Board Lars Söderfjell into custody for alleged market abuse in conjunction with the company’s profit warning in December 2016. Also Johan Carlström, shareholder and former employee, has been taken into… Read More »

IRIS Appoints New Chief Operating Officier

By | January 12, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 12 January 2017 – IRIS Corporation Berhad has named Choong Choo Hock as Chief Operating Officer, heading its Trusted Identification business. The appointment takes immediate effect. In this position, Choong, age 54, will report to IRIS’ Exco Committee and Board of Directors. Choong brings more than 32 years of technology manufacturing and operational leadership to this new… Read More »

Sourour Stanke Appointed New Head of Corporate Communications at Giesecke & Devrient

By | January 10, 2017

Munich, January 10, 2017 – Ms. Sourour Stanke (37) has been appointed the new Head of Corporate Communications at Giesecke & Devrient. Ms. Stanke took up the role on January 2, 2017 and in this position will report directly to the Chairman of the Management Board Ralf Wintergerst. She succeeds Kay Laudien, who acted as interim Head of… Read More »

New Asia voice to chair IHMA

By | January 4, 2017

January 04, 2017 Manoj Kochar has been appointed as the new IHMA chairman – a move that comes in the face of continuing demand for authentication and brand protection holograms that provide effective security devices to counter global threats. The Asia region is seeing a significant amount of hologram industry activity and growth, with China still the major… Read More »

Zwipe Announces New COO, EMEA Sales Exec

By | December 20, 2016

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe has announced two major new additions to its executive team. Orlando Martinez has signed on as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, and John Laws is now Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Martinez comes to the company from a previous position as SVP of Business Development for Snarf Networks, an IT management… Read More »

Zwipe Strengthens Team with new COO and Director of Sales EMEA

By | December 19, 2016

OSLO, NORWAY– 19 December 2016, – Biometric tech company Zwipe is pleased to announce the addition of Orlando Martinez as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and John Laws as the new Director of Sales Access Control EMEA. Zwipe’s new COO Orlando Martinez has an extensive background in bringing innovative biometric technology to market and driving international business expansion… Read More »

CPI Card Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

By | December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 Download this Press Release  LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CPI Card Group (Nasdaq: PMTS, TSX: PNT), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, today announced the appointment of Lillian Etzkorn as its Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2017, succeeding David Brush who will be ending his service as CFO on December… Read More »

Jörgen Lantto Joins Zwipe’s Board of Directors

By | November 14, 2016

OSLO, NORWAY– 14 November 2016, – biometric tech company Zwipe is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member, Jörgen Lantto. Lantto was most recently the CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB, a Swedish high-tech company that designs and manufactures biometric system solutions. Before that he also served as the company’s CTO and head of strategy and… Read More »

SIMalliance Chairman Re-elected for 2016-17

By | September 28, 2016

28 September, 2016 – The Board of SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware device security to facilitate mobile services, has re-elected Hervé Pierre, to serve a third term as its Chairman. In this position, Hervé will continue to work alongside fellow Board representatives from Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur Technologies, Safran Identity & Security, ST… Read More »

Tony Ball Joins Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Identity and Access Management

By | August 2, 2016

August 02, 2016 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard today announced that Tony Ball has been appointed to the role of senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Access Management. This newly created position will be reporting directly to Todd Wilkinson, CEO and president of the company, where Ball will be responsible for driving… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Appoints Ray Wizbowski Chief Marketing Officer

By | June 6, 2016

July 06, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard today announced that Ray Wizbowski has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the company. In his new role, Wizbowski is responsible for leading the company’s global marketing strategy, innovation and vision to drive accelerated growth and worldwide demand for solutions serving the payments, identity and security… Read More »

Zwipe Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

By | March 1, 2016

Norwegian biometric on-card security startup Zwipe has announced the appointment of a new CFO. Lisbeth Breum from private equity firm Herkules Capital will succeed Steffen Larsen, who takes up the position as Senior Vice President of Products. Breum begins in her new role 1 March 2016. “I am excited to join Zwipe at this pivotal time in the… Read More »