executive appointments

New Investor Relations Specialist Joins IDEX Biometrics Team

New Investor Relations Specialist Joins IDEX Biometrics Team

IDEX Biometrics is hoping to develop a better rapport with the international financial community after hiring Marianne Bøe as its new investor relations specialist. Bøe will be based out of IDEX’s Oslo office in Norway, and will be asked to advance the company’s communication and outreach efforts with potential partners. “Marianne has a wealth of…

HID Global Welcomes New President and CEO

HID Global Welcomes New President and CEO

HID Global has announced that Björn Lidefelt is taking over as the company’s new President and CEO. Lidefelt is a new addition to the team at HID Global, but he arrives after a stint as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at ASSA ABLOY, which is HID Global’s parent company. “Björn has had a very successful…

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat is making some changes in the executive suite as it moves forward with its plans for global expansion. The company has announced that Asger Hattel has been appointed as the company’s new CEO, while Johan Tjärnberg has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board. Though he is stepping down from his executive…

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe Announces Incoming New CFO

Zwipe has announced a new Chief Financial Officer. Lars Kristian Solheim will take the position starting March 1st of 2020, when he will replace interim CFO Lars Myren. In a statement announcing the new executive’s appointment, Zwipe highlighted his relevant experience. After serving as a Senior Associate at the audit firm Ernst & Young, Solheim…

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

“With the automotive space undergoing an unprecedented transformation on the eve of autonomous and increasingly connected vehicles, Cerence has an important role to play.” – Prateek Kathpal, CTO, Cerence Automotive tech specialist Cerence Inc. is continuing to pick up speed with the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. Prateek Kathpal comes to the company…

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Hoyos Integrity Corporation (Hoyos) has announced Gary Cohn, the former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, as an investor and member of its Board of Advisors. Hoyos provides secure patent-protected mobile communications technologies to both the private and public sectors, and has its’ own FCC license to…

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware, Inc. has announced another high-profile executive appointment, with a longstanding employee being promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Robert M. Mungovan has been with the company since 1997, when he came on as its Sales and Marketing Manager for Biometric Software. In 2000, Mungovan took on the position of Aware’s VP of…

Former IDEMIA Exec Appointed Aware CEO

Former IDEMIA Exec Appointed Aware CEO

A former IDEMIA executive is Aware, Inc.‘s new Chief Executive Officer. Robert – or “Bob” – Eckel joins the Aware team as both CEO and a new member of the Board of Directors, while previous CEO Kevin Russell has been named the company’s Chief Legal and Administrative Officer. Eckel served as CEO of MorphoTrust starting…

Yubico Hires New SVP to Develop YubiHSM Business

Yubico Hires New SVP to Develop YubiHSM Business

Yubico has announced that Wendy Spies will be taking over as the company’s SVP of New Business. Spies arrives after a stint at Microsoft, where she led business development for new cloud and AI products. Her role at Yubico will be similar, with an early emphasis on YubiHSM. To that end, Spies will leverage more…

ID R&D Looks to Boost Sales with Trio of New Executives

ID R&D Looks to Boost Sales with Trio of New Executives

ID R&D has added a trio of new executives to its team. The company has announced that Steve Cook has signed on as the new Global Head of Business Development, while Kim Martin has joined as the new VP of Marketing and Scott Rosenthal is stepping in as the new Director of Sales, Financial Services.…

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Communications has unveiled several new details about its forthcoming automotive spinoff, including the company’s name: Cerence Inc. will become its own corporate entity on October 1st. In announcing the new brand name, Nuance explained that “Cerence” is an invented word that nevertheless has linguistic associations with intelligence and cognition. Further emphasizing the company’s focus…

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian is looking to build its profile in the identity authentication space. The company has announced that EK Koh will be stepping up as the new Senior Vice President of Product Management for Global Identity & Fraud Solutions, bringing more than 20 years of product management experience to the position. “Being able to resolve, identify…

IDEX Biometrics Appoints New Directors of Sales for Europe

IDEX Biometrics Appoints New Directors of Sales for Europe

‘“I am delighted to welcome Pascal to the team,” said IDEX Sales and Marketing SVP David Orme…’ IDEX Biometrics has named Pascal Dufour as its new Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Darfour officially took over the role on July 9th, and brings more than 25 years of experience to…

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

Khazanah Nasional Adds SenseTime and Tencent Execs to Board

“The two new board members are Tencent Holdings Senior Executive Lau Seng Yee and SenseTime Founder Tang Xiao’ou…” A pair of tech executives with China’s SenseTime and Tencent have joined the board of Khazanah Nasional, a sovereign wealth fund in Malaysia. The appointees are the first representatives of Chinese companies on the Khazanah board, which…

NuData Gets New CEO

NuData Gets New CEO

NuData Security’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer is taking over as the company’s new CEO. Christopher Bailey will be replacing company co-founder Michel Giasson, who is retiring after 12 years of service as the former CEO. Though the assignment is technically a promotion, Bailey co-founded NuData alongside Giasson in 2007 and is extremely…

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Neil MacDonald is taking over as Sequent’s new Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sequent is a data security specialist with a platform that tokenizes Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The process makes that information useless to hackers and other cybercriminals, and can be used to protect everything from bank accounts to…

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

“Thompson brings 26 years of executive experience to the role, and has spent much of it helping companies build better business relationships with the Federal Government, which was a key factor in his hiring. IDEMIA has officially brought on Sean Thompson as the company’s new Head of Business Development for IDEMIA Identity & Security, North…

This Week’s Top Stories: The Art of the Deal

This Week’s Top Stories: The Art of the Deal

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is about as varied as they come, with stories spanning smart car tech, online gambling, biometric payment cards, and more. But if there’s any theme to discern in this lineup, it may perhaps be dealmaking. Three of this week’s top stories involved companies teaming together on…

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

“The announcement comes just ahead of the ID4Africa conference, in which Integrated Biometrics has participated since the conference’s launch in 2015.” Integrated Biometrics is looking to strengthen its presence in the African market, announcing its first office located in South Africa. The office will be headed by Integrated Biometrics founding partner Jim Seaborn, who has…

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