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.
Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Pierre Maudet is a Swiss politician with more than twenty years of experience in the management of public affairs. He has held several important public functions, including those of Mayor of Geneva (2011) and President of the Council of the State of Geneva ( 2018). From 2012 to 2021, he was Geneva State Councilor and Cantonal Minister in charge of Security, Energy, Digital and the Economy. He holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Fribourg. As the Director of Digital Transformation of WISeKey, Pierre Maudet focuses on expanding the company’s activities on issues related to artificial intelligence and digital transformation with the aim of strengthening its leadership position in AI through knowledge automation.
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 20 years of legal and compliance affairs experience gained in the life sciences, manufacturing and high tech / IT industry, working for both Fortune 500 as well as for start up companies. 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.
Chris Boos is the Founder and CEO of Arago, a leading artificial intelligence company that helps businesses automate their IT processes through intelligent automation. Chris oversees strategy and product development — helping to establish the company at the forefront of artificial intelligence — and continues ongoing research in AI, while guiding Arago’s technology applications in business. An expert in graph theory and decision systems, Chris studied computer sciences at ETH Zurich as well as Technical University Darmstadt, did research in U.S. and European institutions and was awarded the John F. Kennedy National Leadership Award in 2003.
Patrick has more than 25 years experience in the software industry holding a variety of positions across product management, technology leadership and sales and marketing. Having started his career as an SAP consultant with PWC and Cap Gemini in the US, he then returned to his native Canada and led marketing for a startup before moving into product management with COGECO, a Canadian Cable TV company. He then held a global product management role at Symantec in California before moving to Asia where he held roles in Business Development with Yahoo!, GM for Southeast Asia for Unity, Chief Product and Strategy Officer at Emtek, the second largest media company in Indonesia, and then CEO and Founder at his own startup in Indonesia. Moving to Europe, Patrick joined arago as Chief Product Officer before moving into the COO role at arago and now Wisekey-arago where he oversees product and operations. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Engineering) from the University of Waterloo in Canada and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Chief Revenue Officer
Benjamin is currently VP of Business Development at WISeKey’s Brand Protection and Consumer Engagement division. Benjamin has held executive level positions for OpSec Security, Inc., Westell Technologies, Kentrox Inc., Digicel USA, Telcordia Technologies and Bellcore. Benjamin’s research and technology contributions include many published works, speaking engagements at industry conferences, as well as patents for industry related technologies. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College and a Master of Science, Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
VP Sales Operations & Program Management
Gary is currently VP – Program Management and Sales Operations at WISeKey. Throughout his career, he has held technical and managerial positions in the Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical Marketing, and Brand Protection industries. His leadership positions included installation, customer care, program management and project management in global organizations. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Vice President Corporate Alliances and Partnerships
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.
Art & Events Advisor
Daniel has been a crucial member of the WISeKey team since 2000 when he took on the responsibility of all corporate communications, brand marketing and press relations, maintaining the corporate relationship with high-profile organizations as the ITU and other ONU International Organizations, WEF, Monaco Media Forum and the Zermatt Summit to name only a few. Prior to WISeKey, Daniel worked as Art Advisor at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Daniel is still involved in many non for profit and philanthropic and cultural activities as Founder and Director of Abanico Foundation, an organization focused on creative process and cultural exchange programs.
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.
WISeID Product Manager
Computer Science graduate from University of Webster and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Andreas Moreira joined WISeKey in 2017 as a consultant in distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrency. Since then, he has taken over a role of project manager for WISeKey’s line of solutions and leverage his passion for innovative technology to oversee the development of the WISeKey suite of applications.
Intl. Financial Controller
John O’Hara, a Chartered Accountant, serves as International Controller. Mr. O’Hara has over 20 years’ experience in financial and accounting roles across several sectors. Mr. O’Hara has worked in the professional services, leisure and restaurant industries for companies such as Marsh & McLennan Companies, Deloitte, Yum! Restaurants International and Chelsea FC plc, in finance management positions, specializing in Controllership, Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance Transformation and Sarbanes Oxley. He qualified in accountancy with Grant Thornton in the UK. In addition to his chartered accountancy qualification (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), UK, Mr. O’Hara holds an BA in Economics from Durham University, UK.
Brand Protection Sales & Marketing
As a recent graduate from the University of Warwick, Jonathan joined the team in 2019 to support the Brand Protection team in Sales, and provide his full suite of marketing expertise through marketing communications, marketing strategy, and marketing analysis. His passion for cybersecurity emerged through out his degree, where he focused on studying how the current structure of the Internet holistically impacts society.
Dylan is 31 years old, born in 1988 in Geneva. He started is accounting career as a consultant and an auditor where he worked during 6 years in both Mazars and TMF Group on different projects and for different clients. Then he joined WISeKey in January 2018, working as a group accountant and preparing the consolidation for the group. Dylan holds a degree in Business administration from the HEG Genève, major in Finance, where he graduated in 2011.
PA to CEO Carlos Moreira
Angélique Faoro, graduated from the Commercial School in 2013, she holds the Certificate in Human Resources since 2015. Before integrating Wisekey, she was working as administrative Assistant in the legal department at CareFusion. In 2013, she starts at Wisekey as receptionist and reach the position of Personal Assistant in 2015, as well as RH administration.
Receptionist and Back-Office assistant
Ikay Mwanagele, graduated from a US university with Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Before WISeKey, Ikay was a professional athlete. She joined WISeKey in 2017 as a receptionist and Back-Office assistant.
Veronique Faoro is graduated from Commercial School in 1985. She worked as accountant from 1985 up today. Before joining Wisekey in 2016, she worked in the accounting department of Fiduciary and of various newspapers as of Tribune de Genève, le Temps and Ringer.
Soraya Ndam Sayve
General Accountant and payroll
After obtaining her diploma of Accounting and Finance, Soraya worked in an accounting firm for 3 years, then she worked as an accountant for an IT company developing banking software for 4 years. She has been the General Accountant at Wisekey for 7 years and is in charge of statutory accounting and payroll.
Fabien is passionate about mechanics. After obtaining a CFC on motor mechanics, he became a workshop manager and then quickly director of a motorcycle dealership for 5 years.
Fabien is determined to offer his versatile skills to WISeKey, taking care of Office/Datacenter needs and supporting maintenance teams and service providers.
IoT Business Line Director
Gweltas supports Wisekey Product roadmap and Marketing activities around Embedded Security and Trusted Services like Digital Certificates / PKI platform. He has an extensive experience in the high-tech industry in Asia and Europe in domains such as mobile industry, M2M industry, consumer electronics and robotics industry within Softbank Robotics with the launch of Pepper robot in cooperation with Foxconn. Most recently, he was the Smart Home Business Unit Director of Otio & BeeWi, where he was driving the roll-out of a complete IoT Smart Home solution with Microsoft.
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 has a significant HR experience in the environment of new technologies. She began her career at the head office of FNAC in Paris, then she joined Gemplus, the smartcard leader, where the explosion of the mobile phone market was creating a huge international growth. Fascinated by the impact of new technologies on human behavior, she worked in a consultancy firm in Lyon to accompany the growth of high-tech companies. In 2010, she joined Inside Secure ‘s HR team, then WISeKey in 2016.
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.
VP Sales EMEA
Cesar Martin-Perez has over 30 years of experience in Sales Management and Business Development in Semiconductors and Microprocessor Intellectual Property, acquired in companies such as Cadence Design Systems, MIPS Technologies and Atmel-Microchip. He has gain experience in developing and winning multimillion $ deals across the entire Europe and also in APAC and North America. Over the last 3 years he was responsible at Microchip for the entire Smart Home/Building and Smart City business in EMEA with a key focus on IoT. Cesar is a graduated Electronic Engineer from the University Hagen in Germany.
Business Development and Sales
- An innovator and security professional with expertise in IoT architectures and hardware secured end nodes.
- A thought leader who is able to distill data, trends, and technologies into actionable strategies and products.
- A communicator that can make cryptographic concepts and their use cases accessible to engineers and executives.
- A leader that has demonstrated ability to inspire, and coordinate cross-functional global teams.
U.S. Sales Director
Mr. Venia is an international business professional with over 15 years of experience in Semiconductors and other high-tech industries. While most of Mr. Venia’s career has been in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, he has also worked in Japan.
In the realm of Cybersecurity, his professional experience includes:
- Distribution Technology and Media Security Lab Manager at The Walt Disney Studios, where he was responsible for investigating circumvention technologies in support of content protection and antipiracy initiatives
- Business Development Manager at Atmel Corporation where he was responsible for driving secure element solutions that provide security in IoT and automotive segments
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.
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.
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
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
Menh started his career as developer in IFI Solution (partner of NTT DATA system) in 2009 and was in charge of manager with many achievements. He joined WISeKey in 2015 and was in charge of many key projects such as PKI infrastructure and secure solutions for the web and sofware. He has more than 10 years of experience working in .Net. Currently, he is developing PKI, IoT and Security.
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 holds a Master of Marketing from Nantes University in France. 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. Skills: Design
Mien Nguyen obtained a high degree Bachelor of Science with major in Information Technology by University of Engineering and Technology – Viet Nam National University, Hanoi. She has a strong experienced with nearly 12 years in Software Quality Assurance. Before joining WISeKey, she worked 5 years in Software Quality Assurance for semiconductor industry at Lam Research, especially more than 2 years in automation test for embedded system. Experience in Automation Tools (IBM Rational Functional Tester) using knowledgeable in Object-Oriented Programming in .Net and Java. Experience in testing web, mobile and tablet applications (cross – browsers testing, cross – devices testing). Experienced in open source platform (Magento, Drupal…). Mien Nguyen joined WISeKey in 2013 as a senior Quality Assurance to improve all WISeKey products and websites qualities. Deeply experience in web application and mobile responsive testing, e-commerce portal as well as professional in mobile security App, and mobile social app. Testing quality of both Back-end server and Front End UI, also support managing and updating the content of website as well as managing mailing system…Skills: Software Quality Assurance, Tester, Test Automation, Mailing system management.
He used to work for Vietsoftware International Joint Stock Company. He joined WISeKey in 2019 as backend developer. He has experience with PHP web development. His main role is Web and Backend Developer.
Skills: PHP, Web/HTML, MySQL, NodeJS
Managing Director of WISeKey Arabia
Tawfiq has successful career spanning over 23 years across renowned international firms in the Information technologies industry. He holds Bachelor of Engineering specialized in electronics and computers. He started his career at Saudi Business Machines ( IBM GMSR ), where he held multiple positions in customer engineering and marketing. He Joined ELREHA in 2000 to startup a facility for control systems Design and Manufacturing ( ELREHA GmbH subsidiary ) as operations manager in charge of the production lines and operational facility in Jordan. In 2004, he moved back to Saudi Business Machines, where he held multiple positions in sales and managements and then he was appointed as Sales Operation manager in charge of the IBM General Marketing and Services operations. He Joined Saudi Advanced Technologies In 2017, to startup a value-added distributor company pioneer in cybersecurity technology, as General Manager in charge of the sales and company’s operations
Advisory Board Members. CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc
C.M., BA, BSc, M.Ed, LLD, CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc. Chancellor, Trent University Founder and Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute
Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.
Don’s most recent and ambitious book was co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott, a globally-recognized investor, advisor and speaker on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.” The paperback version of the book, updated with new material covering recent developments in the blockchain industry, was published in June 2018.
In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 80+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.
Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the 2nd most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.
Advisory Board Members. Former Deputy Head, Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, China, WEF Beijing. CBO, HKF Technology
Expertise: Technical knowledge of the policy environment, and the ability to think strategically about business issues combined with the political acumen and an aptitude for both government affairs and communications. Training in law and diplomacy as well as deep knowledge of the policy, regulatory and economic landscape in many regulated areas combined with experience in company operations, business development, sales, talent management, process strategy and change management initiatives.
HKF Technology: specialists in volatile organic compounds (VOC) and complex data analytics platforms customized for air pollution, diagnostics & pharmaceutical.
Khoj Therapeutics: combinatorial chemistry AI platform for de novo drug discovery.
Rourke&Gunner: PE firm focused on securing digital transformation of sub-Saharan Africa.
CompleCity Institute: Harvard Institute on big data & national security in urban environment.
Danil Kerimi is an experienced technology executive skilled in the nuanced creation and articulation of market sensitive agenda and messaging in complex multijurisdictional arenas. He is an inspirational leader who builds high-performing teams in digital transformation. His extensive experience in the developed, emerging and frontier markets helps Danil to deliver impactful projects in corporate strategy, business development, public and investor relations, ESG, tech and economic diplomacy.
As an expert in investor/internal/external/government relations, Danil is working with national, regional and municipal governments, large enterprises, start-up and investor communities on accelerating and securing digital transition around the world and applying newfound capabilities for solving biggest challenges in health, food and environmental ecosystems. Danil is most passionate about unlocking both the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial potential of individuals and organizations to drive positive change in the world.
During his 12 years with the World Economic Forum (WEF), Danil served on the Leadership Team in the Centres for Global Industries, Global Technology and Regional Strategies. He was posted in Geneva, New York, San Franscisco and Beijng. In his last role, Danil built a network of Centres for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Asia with offices in Beijing, Mumbai and Tokyo. Danil oversaw all APAC operations for the network and worked closely with EMEA and LATAM hubs of WEF’s Network for Global Technology Governance. He led interdisciplinary teams with a mission to maximize the benefits of science and technology for society by partnering with governments, companies, civil society, and experts from around the world to co-design new approaches to technology, business and governance.
Concurenlty, Danil served as a manager of the Global Future Council on Agumented and Virtual Reality. Previously, he has managed councils and working groups on Cybersecutiry, Future of Computing, Anti Corruption, Conflict Prevention, Emerging Markets, Digital Policy and Regional/National Competiveness as well as Industry Governors groups. For more than a decade, Danil have been working on national digital/cyber strategies, internet governance and evidence-based policy making. He led WEF’s engagement in the Netmundial Initiative, developed and strengthened its relationships with top policy makers, international and regional organizations (UN, ITU, EU, OSCE, ASEAN, AU, OAS, APEC, etc), development banks (IADB, ADB, AfDB, AIIB, EBRD, NDB, etc), c-suit executives of Fortune 2000 and founders of most innovative technology pioneers, leaders from the top media, academic and philanthropical organizations.
Prior to WEF, Danil served as a Terrorism Prevention Expert, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where he focused on delivering technical assistance on cybersecurity, digital platforms, AML/CFT/KYC and international cooperation in criminal justice. He has also served as the Senior Legal Advisor on Hate Crime for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He had stints with the International Organization for Migration and SMEs in the manufacturing and media industries.
Danil is a graduate of Shandong University (LLB), Vienna Diplomatic Academy (MA) and the Global Leadership Fellowship (MA)- a collaborative program run by the WEF, CEIBS, INSEAD, LBS, Wharton School and Columbia University. Danil earned multiple diplomas in Business (MODUL Uni, Wharton), Regional Studies (Central European University, University of Wits, National University of Singapore), public diplomacy (University of Malta), corporate governance (Wharton School and Financial Times), cybersecurity (Harvard). His served as a fellow at the Berkman –Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard, on the Advisory Boards of Stanford Cyber Policy Program, Korea Media Governance Lab, Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice & Human Rights, Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute and the World information Technology and Services Alliance.
Danil is regularly invited to judge various start up competitions including Sultan Qaboos Award, StatsZero Challenge, Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards. He is a member of the International Telecommunication Union’s Working Groups on the Smart and Sustainable Cities as well as Guiding Principles for Artificial Intelligence.
Languages: Fluent in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish. Some knowledge of French, German and Portuguese.
Advisory Board Members. Innovation KOL, Digitalization Humanist, Futurist, Executive Advisor, Mentor, Coach, TEDx & Inspirational Speaker
In today’s fast paced digital transformation which is impacting all countries and industries at various stages, it is primordial to always put people at the center of our design in order to ensure that technologies are serving the humans and not the other way around.
I am an “Open Source Mind” Futurist, International speaker, executive advisor, mentor/coach and excellent change manager with strong focus on people development, new business processes, new technologies and business strategy.
Former global program and people manager with more than 30 years experience in global multinationals mainly in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical space specialised in business processes combined with strong IT and new technologies background. Strong on globalization, standardization and harmonization.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt equivalent trained added to cross cultural experiences from many countries (e.g. US, Brazil, Mexico, China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, South-Korea, Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland etc…) and various business areas (e.g. Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, IT, Finance, eBusiness)
Specialties: Futurist, Public Speaking, Executive Advisory, Mentoring and Coaching, Business Transformation, New Business Models, Digital Health, IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Big Data, Blockchain, Change Management, People Management, Business Processes, B2B, eBusiness, Project Management, Production Planning, Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Industrial Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals, Healthcare, IT etc…
Advisory Board Members. Former Assistant Secretary General World Tourism Organization, Co-Founder at The SUNx Program
Climate Change is Existential www.thesunprogram.com
Maria Pia Aqueveque Jabbaz
Advisory Board Members. Token Economy (Blockchain & DeepTech)& Fintech Corporate Advisor|Strategy, Business Model & Regulation |Token Economy (Blockchain) Speaker | Board Director| Influencer
She is CEO and founder of Maqueveq & Co, strategic and corporate advisory on digital asset investments and decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. And founder of the spin-off DTCODE, company dedicated to innovation using blockchain technology, through collaborative R + D. The last two years has represented the Blockchain Research Institute in Hispanic America & Spain. María Pía is also Board Member of Olidata S.p.A (Italy) and alternate in AFP UNO (Chile). Advisor to public and private leaders in the implementation of blockchain technology and currently leads the Chilean chapter of the 30% Club, global initiative focused on increasing women’s participation on the boards of major listed corporations. She host TXSWorld, program on Science & Technology in Europe on TXS Radio.
With studies in economics and public policy, throughout her career María Pía ha been a valuable collaborator of the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, the Government of Chile, the Chilean Association of Mutual Funds, the magazine AmericaEconomía and the North American Chamber of Commerce in Chile, among other institutions.
Advisory Board Members. MIT Alum, Engineer, OpenBanking PSD2 Cyber BlockChain IoT Cloud AI, IPO, Solutionist, TEDx, Keynote, Entrepreneur
Cristina Dolan is an engineer, entrepreneur and CEO of InsideChains, which is focused on building solutions and growing businesses utilizing data, blockchain, cyber security and risk quantification, FIDO2, AI, IoT, telematics and serverless cloud architectures for new digitally transformative fintech, insurtech and mobility offerings. She is a co-founder of Additum.es, an award winning European ‘Value Based Healthcare’ utilizing data to improve patient outcomes. Other connected data driven entities she co-founded include an insurance marketplace that initially offered blockchain insurance and an open investing platform. In addition to being an MIT Media Lab alumna, engineer and Internet pioneer, she has over two decades of experience building transformational data enabled businesses and products in FinTech, InsurTech, Media, Telecom and Healthtech verticals. She was a co-founder of OneMain.com, which grew to be the 10th largest ISP after a very successful IPO followed by a strategic acquisition by Earthlink. Formerly, Ms. Dolan held executive roles at Disney, Hearst, IBM and Oracle. She is a member of Forbes Technology Council and the Vice Chair and former Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in New York. The award-winning student competition she founded, Dream it. Code it. Win it., was the subject of her TEDx Talk, Just Solve It. She earned a Master’s Degree from the MIT Media Lab and holds a Master of Computer Science and Bachelors of Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science, Data Communications and Business.
Technical Support Specialist
Achim Petter has a vocational training as an instrument mechanic. He studied “Technical Cybernetics and Automation Technology” at the Technical University of Ilmenau.
Achim has 23 years of professional experience as an IT administrator. He introduced the 2D CAD application ME10 from HP. Established and maintained the ERP system from SAGE. Achim assisted in the installation of the 3D CAD software Solid Designer from CoCreate. In 2013 he joined arago and worked as an IT consultant on a project at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. Achim was part of a team to automate the customers IT by using modern technology, modern software and artificial intelligence.
Since 2014, he has been working as an IT specialist in internal IT at arago.
Agnes Sarmad Saidi
Director Employee Services
Agnes Sarmad Saidi successfully completed her training as an office communications specialist at the Regional Council in 2000. Afterwards she started her career in public services as an assistant in the state parliament. In 2002, she started her career at arago as an assistant to the supervisory board. In 2003 she acquired the position of Director Employee Services.
CEO Arago da vinci GmbH and Head of Customer Success
Alfred has more than 30 years experience in the enterprise application business where he started as SAP developer, product owner. He held several international positions during an 18-year tenure at SAP and developed one of the first SAP R/3 Industry Solutions. As board member of SAP Systems Integration AG he was driving one of the most successful IPOs in Germany in 2000.
In 2005 he became Group CEO and Member of the Board of Directors for The Information Management Group – IMG in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a spin-off of HSG, supporting global customers transforming their businesses from strategy to processes and systems. He drove corporate development and finally sold the company for its shareholders.
He then joined EDS where he was part of the global leadership team, build market facing service lines for SAP and Oracle and was part of the PMI team when HP acquired EDS.
Prior to arago he was Managing Partner at CSC and redefined go to market for the European consulting business.
Alfred joined arago in 2016 as COO with a strong focus on going to market and India based global delivery. In 2018 he took over the role as CEO of the newly founded arago da vinci GmbH, to drive arago´s strategic portfolio for SAP environments end to end. Besides this role he led arago´s implementation unit ad interim and currently heads arago´s customer success unit.
Alfred holds a degree in Business Administration and Information Technology and is a graduate of Global Leadership Development Program at INSEAD, France.
He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of AI Frankfurt Rhein-Main, an NGO AI network for business, research and society.
After completing her graduation in finance and insurance Almasa studied part-time and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a focus on finance and controlling.
She started her career at a bank and worked several years in the financial sector before joining Arago as an Accountant in 2014. She transitioned then to a startup company, responsible for both financial accounting and controlling set up. Almasa rejoined arago in 2020 and filled the position of HR Manager.
She has several years of professional experience in accounting, controlling and HR.
Beatriz Mora Barbero
Agile Automation Coach
Telecommunications Engineering graduated at Technical University of Madrid in 2007. She worked as a research assistant at INESC where she got her first contact with AI. Then at Extron Electronics she held several positions first as Applications Engineer and then as Technical trainer. She joined Arago in 2020 as Agile Automation Coach. She is working in KI writing and taking care of the training activities and documentation such as coaching of individual customer business and technical users.
Senior Engineer Testing and QA
Daniel Polanowski has over 20 years of professional IT experience as a quality and requirement engineer in the healthcare and aviation industry. He has been with Arago since 2015 as a senior QA/test Manager for connector components.
Denis is a qualified translator and interpreter German-English. He worked for 20 years as a Legal Assistant Supervisor for an International Law Firm. He has been teaching English at arago for over 5 years. He has a degree in horticulture from the BOTANIC Gardens in Dublin and worked for several years as an Orchid Specialist in the Palmengarten in Frankfurt.
Driss Khalfioui joined Arago in 2015, becoming CFO in 2019. Prior to joining Arago, Driss was the Finance Manager of Hotel Group, an investment of Carlyle Group. Before that he had gained 7 years of progressive experience through the private equity life cycle and audits working in professional services at PWC. As a tax advisor, Driss is highly effective at optimizing financial operations and is a catalyst for change at Arago. He focuses on key drivers of value creation and is a business partner to entrepreneurial founders.
Automation Engineer/KI Writer
Fernando graduated in Lisbon for Computer Science and many years working for Vodafone, Bank Industry and in one of the biggest software houses of the world, IBM. Convicted Agilist and specialist in application development, project management and RPA automation.
Hans Joachim Ziegenhagen
Procurement & Accounting Manager
Achim joined arago in March 2015 as Procurement Manager. He is a certified financial accountant in addition. For some time now he oversees all aspects of the company’s procurement and accounting activities. Prior to arago, Achim held various positions in the global IT / Telecommunication industry for more than 25 years, e.g at Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom and Verizon. His responsibilities varied from data engineering, managing technical teams in service delivery, the EMEA provisioning center and last recently carrier relationship with focus on procurement, contract negotiations, billing and cost control.
Harald Eck has more than 30 years of experience in IT Technologies. Having worked in different companies at positions such as technical support engineer. In 2014, he joined Arago as a Support Specialist at web delivery. He is supporting customers with using DocMe (Content management System). He has deeply experience in web application, both Back-end server and Front End UI. He solves incidents, expands the web application, and maintains the Newsletter System.
Harald is a graduated Electronic Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany.
Jan Philipp Pelchmann
Philipp Pelchmann has a master’s degree in physics. In 2015, he started as Automation Expert at arago. In 2017, he started working as an AI Expert. Since 2018 he is working as a Backend Developer.
Marco Zinn has a degree in digital and print media design. He has been working as a designer since 2008. In 2013, he joined Arago.
Marek Meyer has over 15 years of experience in R&D, project management and product management of SaaS, AI and IoT products and solutions. Since joining Arago three years ago, he has been working as product manager for AI-based enterprise automation and the AI developer platform. Before WISeKey/Arago, Marek has worked as product manager for an AI platform for the Internet of Things at AGT International, as well as served in different roles at AGT International, working on IoT-AI solutions for smart cities, industry 4.0, and sports & entertainment. Marek had started his professional career in the research department of SAP AG and holds a PhD in information technology.
Mark Ian Cieslewicz
Vice President Support / Operations
Mark is currently VP – Support / Operations at arago. Starting as a web developer in 1999, during the .com boom, he has held technical and managerial positions throughout his 21 years with arago. His leadership positions included project management, application management, managing the custom development team and most recently leading the support and managed operations team.
Technical Support Specialist
After studying computer science at the University of Ulm, Martin joined Arago in 1998 as a system administrator in the IT Operations department. Since then, he has held several positions in various technical and sales departments at Arago.
Michael is a trained car mechanic and previously worked as a service consultant in a car dealership. Since September 2009, he has been taking care of arago’s vehicle fleet, building services and other errands, as well as all other odd jobs that come up.
Nikolaus Lucas joined arago in 2017. He has gained prior experience in Investment Banking and the wider Finance industry. Nikolaus has held several positions at arago, notably in strategic development as well as delivery management and is now engaged with consulting arago’s clients on AI strategy and the application & value of HIRO™. He holds a Master Degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of St. Gallen with studies abroad at Columbia University, NY and Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Oliver Heinz, grown up in southern Germany near the Swiss border, is a senior technologist with a passion for information security, IT, artificial intelligence and automation. He studied information technology and chemistry and has been working for arago since two decades in Frankfurt and New York. Since 2017, he is the Chief Information Security Officer of arago. He has many years of experience in security management, but also in designing, architecting, operating and auditing complex security solutions. Previously, he managed IT & firewall operations teams in critical enterprise/ banking environments as an ITIL professional. He is certified for ISO27001 ISMS, but he has also never lost the technical background needed to implement the required technology. Oliver is member of organisations like ACM, OWASP, GI, including special interest groups SECMGMT, SIDAR and others.
Chief of Staff
Paul is Chief of Staff at arago with responsibilities revolving around strategy and finance. He started his professional career at arago in 2017 and has previously gained work experience in corporate finance. Paul holds a Master of Arts in Accounting and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
Account Receivable Manager
Petra Puddig graduated in 2012 with a degree in Commercial Finance with a concentration on Leasing & Factoring. In 2019, she started at arago GmbH in the sales team as team assistant and moved to the finance team as Account Receivable Manager in 2020.
Philipp Dorn graduated from the Muthesius Academy Of Fine Arts, Kiel (Germany) with a Master’s Degree in Interface Design. Before Arago, he was working as a Team Leader and UX Designer for Maxon Computers GmbH. There he worked in software development for the design and animation application Cinema 4D. Philipp joined Arago GmbH in 2016 in the role of UX Designer, and in 2019 became the Design Manager for the Arago Design Team.
Technical Support Specialist
Robert Szewczyk graduated from Electronics Department of Wrocław University of Technology in 2007 and holds Masters and Engineering degrees in Computer Science. He worked in a Private Banking Company as a Platform Specialist. Then at IBM as an Engineering Team Manager. He joined Arago in 2017 as an AI Expert. He worked on the Integration development and later with Application Support. He specializes in Arago HIRO platform integration and KI writing. He develops several Python-based connectors for HIRO platform integration.
PA to CEO
Sabine started working at arago in 2013 as PA to the CEO and Founder Chris Boos. Before joining arago she worked as an Assistant to the CEO at JetConnection AG and Electrolux/ AEG Germany in Frankfurt.
Machine Learning Engineer
Steffen Bauer worked for several years in academic research and development in IT start-ups before joining Arago in 2016. Deep Learning, AI, Machine Learning, Linux, Python, C, Elixir is a part of his expertise. Steffen Bauer has more than 4 years of experience in developing machine learning pipelines and applications, including natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision.
Steffen Bauer graduated with a diploma in Physics at university Karlsruhe (KIT).
In 2008, Swen graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg and holds a Diploma in Computer Science. Since 2011, he works at Arago as system developer with focus on backend development / (ReST-)API development. Java, Groovy, Python, SQL, Tomcat are a part of his expertise.
Uwe Romak has over 25 years of professional experience in IT Business. Uwe worked at Dell Computer for 15 years in different positions, such as technical support engineer and global sales support (CFI engineer). He joined Arago in 2010 and works as Support Specialist at Web Projects. He has deep professional experience in web application, both Back-end server and Front End UI. He solves incidents, expands the web application and maintains the newsletter system. Web/HTML, MySQL, shell scripting, Linux, Windows, content management system (CMS), ITIL shell scripting, ticket systems (mantis, ITSM, JIRA) and CMS are a part of his expertise.
Uwe graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany.
Technical Support Specialist
Vassilios Kotoulas (Willy) is a Technical Support Specialist. In 2000, he joined arago as an IT System administrator. He works on ITIL processes and has been an Incident Manager and Change Manager for more than 13 years. Before arago, Vassilios Kotoulas gained his professional experience as a PC technician.
Viktor studied computer science at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the National Research Tomsk State University with a focus on software architecture and artificial intelligence. He has been working for arago for 12 years in various positions, leads product development and research. There he developed with colleagues the arago unique technology the Knowledge-Based Reinforcement Learning.
Marketing Video Producer
Artur Kazun holds a diploma in communication design. His main fields of experience are video & animation and web development. He is equally an artist and a techie. He is responsible for the production of all the company’s videos and animations and develops and maintains the company’s website including webanalytics tools. During his employment at the Goethe University Frankfurt he held a position at the eLearning department as the head of video and was also responsible for print and webdesign. He has given workshops for university tutors and professors and works part-time as a trainer/teacher at the community college.