Category Archives: People

Zwipe continues to strengthen organization in lead-up to mass market of biometric payment cards

By | November 6, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – November 6, 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that Marcio Stervid has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Payments leading a recently re-organized business unit that will now include commercial, business development, product management and marketing functions. Commenting on this latest development André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe said “To synchronize our commercial… Read More »

Zwipe strengthens team in lead-up to product certification

By | October 26, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – October 26, 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe appoints Pierre Girod as Head of Certification.   Prior to joining Zwipe, Mr. Girod spent more than ten years at Mastercard, leading card and terminal testing and certification efforts. He served as Head of Labs Accreditation, served on the EMVCo Terminal Approval Working Group and was a key contributor in… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Appoints Karen Kaukol Chief Marketing Officer

By | October 16, 2018

Kaukol will lead global marketing strategy to drive accelerated growth and increased market share across the company’s portfolio of trusted identity and issuance solutions MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and issuance technology solutions, today announced that Karen Kaukol has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the company. In her new role, Kaukol is… Read More »

IDEMIA appoints Yann Delabrière as Group CEO

By | October 15, 2018

The supervisory board of IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has appointed Yann Delabrière to be Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect taking over from Didier Lamouche who has resigned. One year after the successful coming together of Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Safran I&S (Morpho) that gave rise to IDEMIA, Yann Delabrière will be charged with overseeing… Read More »

First Chip Card Patent Filed 50 Years Ago on September 13, 1968

By | October 9, 2018

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has been instrumental in introducing and developing this groundbreaking technology from the original form factors to today’s eSIMs Chip cards are indispensable in our everyday lives. We use them on a daily basis, for example at ATMs, when shopping, at the doctor, on public transport, in electronic identity cards, in cell phones, for access to buildings… Read More »

Precise Biometrics appoints new CFO

By | September 27, 2018

Precise Biometrics has recruited Ulrik Nilsson as new CFO and member of the management team. Ulrik will commence his position today, September 27, 2018.  “We are very pleased of being able to recruit Ulrik as new CFO for Precise Biometrics. With his long experience and broad knowledge, Ulrik is the right person to contribute to the company’s continued… Read More »

Thomas Le Ouedec appointed as Chief Technology Officer at MeReal Biometrics for the roll-out of its patented fingerprint card

By | September 11, 2018

Tuesday 11th September, 2018 (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong’s advanced security technology company MeReal Biometrics Ltd announces the appointment of Thomas Le Ouedec as Chief Technology Officer to head innovation and technological advancement and implementation globally. The patented biometric card that requires a fingerprint to activate the payment and access technology inside it, is in production. Thomas’s role… Read More »

ID4Africa Welcomes Cornelius Williams, Associate Director and Global Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF to its expanded Board of Advisors

By | September 11, 2018

New York, USA – ID4Africa, the ID-4-All Movement that accompanies African nations in their adoption of robust and responsible identity systems in the service of development, announced today the addition of Mr. Cornelius Williams, Associate Director and Global Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF, as the newest member of the ID4Africa Advisory Board. Mr. Williams joins a well-established… Read More »

Zwipe appoints Marcio Stervid as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances

By | September 6, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 06 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its commercial team with the appointment of Marcio Stervid as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances. Mr. Stervid will drive transformational sales globally through new partners and strategic alliances facilitating and promoting Zwipe’s solutions through direct and indirect channels.   Mr. Stervid… Read More »

Appointment Frederik Kortbaek as Director at EAB

By | August 22, 2018

The European Association for Biometrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Frederik Kortbaek as Director, where Frederik will join the newly formed Executive Committee. As the leading voice for biometrics and digital identity, for Europe, the EAB is a vendor neutral association aiming to promote the responsible and inclusive adoption of modern digital identity systems to enhance… Read More »

Directorate Change: De La Rue appoint Chief Financial Officer

By | July 19, 2018

De La Rue plc (“De La Rue” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Willis as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect and as an Executive Director of the Company to take effect on expiry of the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 26 July 2018. Helen joined De La Rue as interim Chief Financial Officer on 16… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Selects Former IDEMIA Executive Alain Faburel To Lead Global Sales and Marketing Organization

By | July 9, 2018

OSLO, June 9, 2018 — NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today announced former IDEMIA Executive Alain Faburel has joined the company as chief sales and marketing officer. In addition to his history leading innovative and successful sales and marketing organizations, Faburel joins NEXT Biometrics with extensive experience in smart card and digital… Read More »

European Association for Biometrics (EAB) appoints Michel van der Veen as new CEO

By | June 20, 2018

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) today announced the appointment of Michiel van der Veen as Chief Executive Officer.  EAB’s Chairman Alexander Nouak said, “The appointment of Michiel as CEO signals a new chapter in the EAB movement and our drive to be the leading association for biometrics and identity in Europe.” Michiel van der Veen said, “I’m honoured to be appointed CEO of the… Read More »

Göran Thuresson will leave Precise Biometrics when successor assumes the role as CFO

By | June 19, 2018

Göran Thuresson has decided to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role as interim consultant. The recruitment of his successor has been initiated. Göran remains as CFO until a successor has assumed the role. “Göran has in the best of ways contributed to the development of Precise Biometrics. I would have preferred for Göran to stay in… Read More »

Salah Goss to lead Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Kenya

By | June 11, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya – 11 June 2018 – Mastercard announced today that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah brings extensive experience in financial inclusion specializing in mobile enabled solutions, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. In her new role, Salah will oversee the development of digital solutions that positively… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Appoints Beth Klehr Chief Human Resources Officer

By | May 10, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced that Beth Klehr has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the company. In her new role, Klehr will be responsible for aligning Entrust Datacard’s people strategy with the company’s strategic business priorities. “I’m pleased to announce that Beth Klehr has… Read More »

Infineon – Supervisory Board extends CFO Dominik Asam’s contract to 2023

By | May 6, 2018

Munich, March 06, 2018 – The Supervisory Board of Infineon Technologies AG has extended the contract of Chief Financial Officer Dominik Asam by five years until December 31, 2023. Dominik Asam has been a member of the Management Board since January 1, 2011. His current contract expires on December 31, 2018. By extending his contract, the Supervisory Board… Read More »

Mastercard Names Kristina Kloberdanz Chief Sustainability Officer

By | May 3, 2018

Purchase, N.Y. – May 3, 2018 – Mastercard announced today it has appointed Kristina Kloberdanz as the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. In this newly-created role, Kloberdanz is responsible for leading Mastercard’s approach to sustainability as defined by three key pillars: being good stewards of the environment, making positive social impact, and ensuring high standards of corporate governance. She… Read More »

IDEMIA Announces Laurent Lemaire’s Appointment as New CFO

By | April 16, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has today announced Laurent Lemaire’s appointment as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer. Laurent Lemaire, an ESSEC graduate, has acquired considerable financial expertise within major companies, particularly in financial organisations management, transformation and merger. After spending eighteen years as CFO of a division of the French group Danone, he… Read More »

André løvestam appointed new chief executive officer, founder becomes new chief growth officer

By | February 27, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 27 February 2018, Biometric technology company Zwipe’s Board of Directors has appointed André Løvestam (born 1966) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will replace founder and CEO Kim Humborstad from 1 March 2018. André Løvestam has a strong career comprising several CEO and other executive positions at publicly listed Nordic ICT and… Read More »