Carlos Creus Moreira
Founder, Chairman and CEO WISeKey
Carlos Creus Moreira is the Founder Chairman CEO of WISeKey.
Under Carlos’ leadership, WISekey’s mission has been to continually advance and improve Internet Trust, Cybersecurity and Internet of things, and to make it easier and more secure for people to use the Internet. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading M&A, investment in research and development each year.
Carlos served before founding WISeKey as United Nations Expert on CyberSecurity and Trust Models. He served during 17 years as UN Expert for many leading organizations of the United Nations System including ILO, UN, UNCTAD, ITC/WTO, World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP (83-99). He is recognized worldwide as an Internet Pioneer and has an unique profile, which combines extensive high level international diplomacy experience and emerging technologies expertise, has positioned him as a distinctive authority, thought leader, and entrepreneurial force in today’s digital world where the acquisition and trusted protection of Identity, Trust and Security has become an essential step for citizens and entities across the globe.
Carlos left the United Nations in 1998 to found and devote his energies to WISeKey, a company he had begun in 1999. Guided by a belief that the Internet needs to be safe and universal and a tool for prosperity, he began developing technologies to protect the Internet. Carlos’ foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of WISeKey.
Carlos is still involved in many non for profit and philanthropic activities as Founder and SG International Organization for Secure Electronic Transactions IOSET OISTE.org. Founding Member of the “Comité de Pilotage Project E-Voting” of the Geneva Government, Member of the UN Global Compact, Member of the WEF Global Agenda Council. Founding Member WEF Global Growth Companies 2007. WEF New Champion 2007 to 2016, Vice Chair WEF Agenda Council on Illicit Trade 12/15, Member of the 14-16 Selection Committee for Europe for the WEF Growth Companies. Founder of the Geneva Security Forum. Member the WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of IT Software & Services 2014-16 . Member of the New York Forum.
He has received many international awards for his commitment to secure the Internet such as the selection as one of the World Economic Forum, Trailblazers, Shapers and Innovators https://lnkd.in/eAPb3_9, Member of Blockchain Advisory Board of the Government of Mexico. Nominated by Bilan.CH among the 300 most influential persons in Switzerland 2011 and 2013, top 100 of Who’s Who of the Net Economy, Most Exciting EU Company at Microsoft MERID 2005, Man of the Year AGEFI 2007, Selected by Bilanz among the 100 most important 2016 digital heads in Switzerland 17. Award Holder CGI. Member of the New York Forum and Digital Shaper of DigitalSwitzerland.
He was Adjunct Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering RMIT Australia (95/99) and Head of the Trade Efficiency Lab at the Graduate School of Engineering at RMIT.
He is also very focus and active in disruptive DeepTech crypto technologies, AI, Blockchain/ Crypto Currencies, IoT and Cybersecurity . He is also very much involved in financial actives related to M&A , Fundraising, IPOs , Listed companies and was awarded the M&A Award 2017 Best EU acquisition for his acquisition of VaultIC semiconductors company in 2016. He listed WISeKey on the Swiss Stock Exchange in 2016.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ward is a Chartered Management Accountant with significant international experience in the IT, FMCG, Retail/Distribution, Medical Equipment and Plastics industries, having worked in companies such as ITT, General Electric and Iomega, both in Field & H.Q. locations. He has operated for many years at Executive Staff (Board) level in International, multi-cultural environments. He has in depth experience in Change Management, Process Improvement, Business Integration & Restructuring as well as extensive knowledge of International Tax, Statutory and US GAAP reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. He has a B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Administration from Wolverhampton University, U.K.
General Manager of WISeKey Semiconductors
Bernard has more than 25 years of experience in the Secure Semiconductor Industry. He started his career at Gemplus (now Gemalto), where he held multiple positions in sales and marketing, and opened Gemplus’ San Francisco office in 1996. There, he shaped Gemplus into the 1st EMV Payment Smart Card program a ‘ VISA Smart Breakthrough Program ‘ in the United States. He joined INSIDE Contactless in 2002, then a startup company pioneer in the NFC technology, as Vice President in charge of Business Development. He positioned INSIDE as a leader of NFC payment chip supplier in the US. In 2013, after the acquisition of the smart card division of ATMEL, he was appointed Executed Vice President in charge of the Semiconductor Division of INSIDE Secure.
Chief Legal Officer
Alexander Zinser has more than 15-years of legal and compliance affairs experience for the semiconductor, life sciences, FMCG and manufacturing industry, working for rapidly growing companies such as Agilent Technologies, Reynolds American and Guardian Industries. Mr. Zinser started his professional career at the law firm Graf von Westphalen in Frankfurt having studied law in Passau, Birmingham, Vienna, Strasbourg and Munich and he holds a Ph.D and also an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Nathalie Verjus, a Chartered Accountant, serves as Company Secretary and Financial Planning & Reporting Manager. Ms. Verjus has over 19 years’ international experience in compliance and finance, project management as well as operational roles. Ms. Verjus has worked in the security and manufacturing industries for companies such as Johnson Controls and NACCO Industries, in both finance and operations management positions, in the field and at EMEA headquarters. She qualified in accountancy with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, UK. In addition to her chartered accountant qualification (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), UK, Ms Verjus holds an MA in International Business Administration for Bournemouth University, UK, and a Master in International Business from the EDC Paris Business School in Paris, France.
CSO & Product Manager eSecurity
Pedro Fuentes, Spanish, he obtained a high degree in Computer Science by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and he’s a senior specialist in information security, and PKI in particular, with more than 20 years of active work in these areas as a certified professional (CISM, ISO27000, MSCP and others). Pedro joined WISeKey in 2009 to reinforce the eSecurity Business Unit. Previously he worked in Siemens as responsible of the cybersecurity product line for southern Europe, managing key projects for national identity and leveraging eGovernance services by the integration of eSecurity techniques in business processes. In WISeKey he’s responsible of the PKI platforms and product strategy, leading projects and customer support worldwide.
Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director WISeKey Asia development lab in Vietnam
Gaetan Egloff has overseen the launch of WISeKey’s product suite with since 2009. He oversees WISeKey’s Hanoi,-based lab which serves as the company’s development center for products and services Prior to joining WISeKey he was managing innovative projects for the oil industry, banks, medical and surgery projects. Gaetan holds a degree in computer science from the CCTA University, Wales.
VP Digital Brand Management
Mr. Moreno has more than 18 years experience in Sales Engineering, Sales Management and Business Development. He has worked extensively on strategic projects for both national and multinational companies in the financial and industrial sectors throughout his career. He has held executive roles in the areas of people management, sales coaching, market analysis, establishment and implementation of account plans. In his role in WISeKey, he oversees commercial relationships with strategic customers and helms market analysis and go-to-market strategies He has also contributes to the the design of solutions and architectures in projects related to infrastructure, data, applications, security, and dentity management, and the overall evolution of WISekey’s product suite. He oversees complex selling related to new technologies.
Director – Brand Protection & Wearable Security Business Unit
Olivier Debelleix has a 25-year experience in the smartcard and security industry. After having managed several worldwide projects for various companies and held senior marketing and business development positions, Olivier is now Director of the Brand Protection & Wearable Security Business Unit with WISeKey. His mission is to provide the right security solutions for objects to be trusted and used as payment means, for instance. WISeKey is a leading cybersecurity company that provides certified hardware and software solutions for digital identity and authentication of people and connected objects. WISeKey has a unique positioning to offer a consistent security system from the Root of Trust (RoT) to the device. WISeKey is the trusted operator of the International Organization for the Security of Electronic Transaction (OISTE) Global Root. The OISTE Foundation is working with the UN and International Organizations since 1999 in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals which include giving everyone a legal identity by 2030. Swiss neutrality, security, and privacy laws allow operations without geo-political or governmental constraints. Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering with a specialization in data processing and artificial intelligence.
VP R&D-System Solutions
Jean-Pierre Enguent is a key technology leader with 30 years of experience in Microelectronics.
He joined Wisekey as Head of Development for Semiconductors Solutions, including R&D, System Engineering and Global Security. Prior to joining Wisekey, he spent 7 years at Inside Secure, 6 years at Atmel and 8 years at STMicroelectronics, leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians. He worked towards the development of Secure Microcontroller product portfolio with more than 80 patents, publications and significant contributions to ISO standards.
Jean-Pierre has been found-member and strategic adviser of InSeal, a France based company providing operating systems for contactless applications to a variety of customers in the payments market. This Start up has been sold in 2006 (Nasdaq) with a total growth revenue higher than 150.
Jean-Pierre has received a French education from the “Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieur (ESIEE Paris)” with an Engineering Degree in Microelectronics.
Product & Supplier Quality
Pierre has acquired a wealth of experience in the domain of quality and environmental management. For the last decade, he led INSIDE to obtain ten consecutive ISO9001 and CQM certificates. Prior to 2006, he served as Program Manager at GEMALTO to reshape industrial processes. He has also held Product Manager position in the public telephony department maintaining an innovative product portfolio to achieve customer loyalty and then sustained the sales of the emblematic product of GEMPLUS: THE phone card. At the beginning of nineties, he collaborated on hardware architecture at the Research & Development Department of TEXAS Instruments France for properly called Personal Digital Communicator what would be the forerunner of our Smartphone.
Finance and Purchasing
Virginie has a strong experience as industrial management controller across multiple sectors including services, petrochemistry and semiconductors.
Futhermore she specialized in implementation and improvement of information systems such as ERP or Business-Intelligence-tools.
Virginie also holds a master degree in Company-Management.
Sales Operations Director
Marie, graduated of the French Engineer school « Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers » started her career into the Luxury Industry then joined, 16 years ago, the Secure Semiconductor Industry.She held several positions as Business & Industrial Controller at Gemplus, then she acquired a strong experience into the Supply Chain Management during the last 10 years passed within Atmel and Inside Secure; she is now leading the Business planning & Customer Service at WISeKey.In addition to the Business support she gave, he was especially involved into several change management projects, new process implementation as well as Inventory reduction program.
Head of Human Resources
Isabelle enjoys being in the middle of the company’s human and economic challenges. She began her career in human resources at the head office of FNAC, which at the time was in a full expansion. Then, she joined Gemplus, the smartcard leader, where the explosion of the mobile telephone market was creating huge growth internationally.Fascinated by the impact of new technologies on work behavior, ten years later Isabelle joined a consultancy firm in Lyon, specializing in the accompaniment of managers working in an ever changing environment. She was trained in different analytical approaches (systemic, collective intelligence, coaching…) and acted as a consultant to companies wishing to give their employees the opportunity to succeed as a group.
In 2010, she joined Inside Secure’s HR team and supported the integration of the newly acquired ATMEL smartcard division, before integrating WISeKey in September 2016.
Isabelle carried out all her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she obtained a double Master in HR and work psychology.
Jean Yves Le Saux
VP Sales & Business Development WISeKey Semiconductors
Jean-Yves has over 30 years of experience in Sales Management and Business Development acquired in companies such as Inside Secure, Atmel and IBM. He has been dealing with security solutions in the last 15 years in the areas of Internet of Things, Government ID, PayTV, and banking applications.
Jean-Yves holds a master degree from ESSEC, a top French Business School.
Management Vietnam team
Thanh Nguyen started working for AIC a Vietnamese company in 2000 where he developed parallel computing and network security systems for the Ministry of Defence.
He joined WISeKey in 2008 and is in charge of many key projects such as PKI infrastructure and secure solutions for the web, software and mobile application. With more than 15 years’ experience in IT, Thanh has a strong background in network security, network protocols, computer systems, software development processes and management. Thanh is also supervising and coordinating the development team.
Chinh graduated from Hanoi University of Science and Technology in 2007, He started his career as developer in Toshiba Software development. In 2009, he joined MKSmart to work on smart card, custom OS anddeveloped java application for EMV and telecom, he also owns a Master’s degree in IT field.
He joined WISeKey in 2012 as Product Manager and Team Leader of the iOS division, with more than 8 years of successful work experience, he is responsible of all iOS projects and for delivering high quality application.
Skills: iOS; C/C++; Smart card.
Roles: iOS Manager, iOS developer. WISeID product manager.
Nam graduated from Posts &Telecommunications Institute of Technology (Vietnam). He has 8 years of experience with 6 specialized in android. Nam joined WISeKey in 2011 as Android team leader and product manager for the WISfans product line. He also develops WISeAuthentic, NFC, SDK. He is highly skilled in cryptography.
Skills: Android; Java; C++
Roles : Android Manager
Hai has 7 years of professional experience in Graphic design for Mobile & Web interaction design.
He joined WISeKey in 2013 as designer and became GUIX team leader. He is working in major projects like FCB connect, Solar Impulse, OTUSA, WiseID, WISfans, etc.
He is passionate and creative for providing innovative marketing strategies and campaigns. Hai is used to work effectively while respecting short deadline and high quality level required.
Ly started his career in Vietsoftware International. He has a strong experience in PHP web development and Mobile design.
He joined WISeKey in 2012 as Designer. His main roles are Web developer and Web & Mobile designer.
Skills: Design; PHP, Web/HTML, MySQL
Hung Nguyen started working for CNC corp, a Vietnamese company,in 2013 developing image processor for Ubox lab.He joined WISeKey in 2014 as android developer and was involved in projects like WISFans and Bulgary Vault. Hung Nguyen has more than 4 years of work experience in IT, image processing, security and network protocols.
Skills: Android; Java
Thang started his careerin 2005 as web developer and project manager in Vietnam Technology Solutions Development Company. In 2010, he was a key developer in BSI Technology Infrastructure Development Joint Stock Company.
Thang joined WISeKey in 2013 as Web developer with the roles in back-end system development, optimization and maintenance.
Huy started working for NCS Corp in 2004 in researched and development on Open ERP system and software for NEC, JICA.He joined VCCorp in 2008 where he developed local search and tracking video system.
Huy joined WISeKey in 2012 as System Administrator and he also developed components like push notification and cloud service.
Skills: Java; C++; C#; PHP; NodeJS; Linux; Web/HTML, Python, SQL, NoSQL
Thang graduated from National Economics University in 2007 and started his career as developer in Toshiba Software Development (Vietnam) and specialized in iOS development since 2009 at Ex Artisan.
Thang joined WISeKey SA in 2012 as a senior iOS and MAC developer. He has now more than 7 years of work experience building successful applications for the industry.
Skills: iOS; OSX; C/C++.
Roles: iOS & MAC developer.
He graduated from Post & Telecommunications Institute Technology of (Vietnam) in 2010 with Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Master’s degree in Computer in 2013. He has large experiencewith Android platform and mobile technologies.
He worked for FPT Software and VMG Media on projects for customers like HTC, Softbank, Sony DNA, Panasonic.
Manh joined WISeKey in 2014 as Android developer. He has a lot of experiences in Android application optimization and performance.
Skills: Android; Java
Hue Luong graduated from Hanoi University of Languages and International Studies. Before joining WISeKey, she worked 5 years as Sales& Customer Service Manager in Sony center.
She joined WISeKey as social marketer and content manager and is in charge of social media research and updating media channels as well as manage WISeKey’s content management systems. She also supports QA team.
Her favorite quote: “Never give up.”
Skills: marketing online, content management.
Hue Tran graduated from Le Qui Don Technical University. She started her career as a developer working for international companies and specialized in QA tester since 2011. She has 4 years of professional experience.
Hue Tran joined WISeKey in 2013 as Quality Assurance improve the quality of products likeWISFans, WISeID Personal Cloud and Bulgari Vault.
Skills: QA; Test automation
Loi Hoang studied in the Associazione Centro Eelis of Roma, Italia and specialized in Design and Visual Communications.
He joined WISeKey in 2013 as a Web & Mobile designer and worked on many major products. Loi loves producing innovative design and studying new technologies.