WISeKey International Holding Announces New Organizational Structure to Reflect its Next Phase of Growth and Global Expansion
Geneva, Switzerland – December 21, 2017 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey” or the “Company”) (SIX: WIHN) today announced its new organizational structure which reflects the Company’s evolvement into a global organization following the full integration of the two recently acquired companies into its vertical platform, and the next phase of its growth and expansion.
While 2016 was a transformational year for the Company, during 2017 WISeKey evolved into a global cybersecurity/IoT player and the only cybersecurity/IoT platform offering end-to-end trusted solutions due to a well thought and well executed business plan.
Today, WISeKey offers a comprehensive and integrated trusted platform of services by combining cybersecurity, Root of Trust along with IoT, semiconductors and blockchain. This platform is the key differentiator that sets WISeKey apart from its competitors, creates substantial cross-IP and cross-selling opportunities and will be the catalyst of the Company’s expected growth from innovative technologies and client acquisitions, for years to come.
To reflect this new phase, while WISeKey will continue to operate with two distinct business segments – CyberSecurity Sass and Semiconductors – each segment will be reorganized (internally and as part of the WISeKey organization) aiming to streamline end-to-end sales process, expand cross selling opportunities, and improve efficiencies and collaboration between international offices/teams (Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, U.K., The Netherlands, U.S.A, India, Singapore, Japan, Bermuda and Taiwan) of over 170 people.
Key appointments include:
Roman Bruner, Chief Revenue Officer, WISeKey International Holding
Pedro Fuentes, Chief Security Officer, WISeKey International Holding
Carlos Moreno, Vice President, Corporate Alliances & Partnerships, WISeKey International Holding
Dourgam Kummer, Managing Director, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS
Bernard Vian, Managing Director, WISeKey Semiconductors
Gaetan Egloff, Head R&D and Vietnam Lab, WISeKey International Holding
Tony Nagel, Chief Development Officer, WISeKey International Holding
Jean-Pierre Pennacino, Finance Projects, WISeKey International Holding
Thomas Moretti, Senior Vice President, Signing Solutions and PKI for IoT, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS
Robert Frank, Country Manager and Vice President of Sales, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS, Germany
Reto Scagnetti, Country Manager, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS, Switzerland
Lex Samuel, Country Manager, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS, Netherlands
Wim Mintiens, Country Manager, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS, Belgium
Simon Knight, Country Manager, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS, U.K.
Isabelle Pecharroman, Head of HR, WISeKey Semiconductors
Stephen Davidson, Marketing, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS
Barry Kilborn, Risk and Compliance, WISeKey CyberSecurity SaaS
Today’s cybersecurity trends are evolving at an overwhelming pace and information security and secure communication are becoming one of the largest challenges facing both governments and private sector and have been identified as mega trends of the global digitalization and IoT. The overall WISeKey objective to provide secured solution including hardware and software components, is viewed as visionary and a unique platform. This was achieved by a combination of factors, including the strategic decision WISeKey made to target and complete strategic acquisitions which have provided the Company with an unparalleled vertically integrated digital identity, security and IoT ecosystem of products and services.
“Through the reorganization of our corporate structure and individual business units, we are putting in place appropriate managerial disciplines and are setting the right goals to fully realize the potential of our core business, facilitate the speed and effectiveness of our transformation and prepare us for the next phase of our growth and global expansion,” said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey.
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
Press and investor contacts:
| WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
| WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
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