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WISeKey USA Establishes Prestigious Board to Guide its North American Expansion

GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WISeKey USA, the Swiss cyber security firm, today announced that it has assembled a talented group of professionals with vast experience and leadership skills in diverse sectors including cyber security, technology, financial services, business services, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, military, and government to guide its expansion in North America. This board is well positioned to share industry trends and insights about market sectors pertinent to WISeKey’s unique positioning in the areas of cyber security and the Internet of Things (IoT).
WISeKey USA Establishes Prestigious Board to Guide its North American Expansion

“I am honored and delighted to chair such a prestigious board. WISeKey is a unique company with great potential to create value not only for stakeholders but also for society at large.”

The WISeKey USA board comprises the following professionals:

Dr. Franz Humer

Retired Chairman, CEO and President, Roche Holdings; Chairman,
Diageo; Director, Citigroup


David Fergusson

Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor; 30 years of business
growth, M&A and financing expertise

Gary Gauba

Significant advanced data analytics and start-up experience.
President, CenturyLink Cognilytics; former founder and CEO,
Cognilytics, Systech Integrators and Softline; former senior
partner, KPMG; Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy

Dan Gilbert

Seasoned high-tech and consumer electronics executive at Palm,
Cisco Systems and Barnes & Noble; co-founder and COO of mobile
startup BeeBell; Director, Home Entertainment Services, Belgium

Robert C. McFarlane

Co-Founder, United States Energy Security Council and
America-China Society; distinguished record of public service
includes ten years in the White House and State Department in
posts that included Military Assistant to National Security
Advisors Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft, Counselor to the
Secretary of State, The President’s Special Representative in the
Middle East, and ultimately as President Reagan’s National
Security Advisor where he was the leading architect of the
Strategic Defense Initiative

Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller

Retired Vice Admiral of United States Navy; first active duty
officer to direct the White House Military Office; 61st
Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy; specialization
in cyber security

Carlos Moreira

Founder & CEO of WISeKey; former United Nations expert on cyber
security; founding member, World Economic Forum Global Growth
Companies; elected one of the World Economic Forum’s Trailblazers,
Shapers and Innovators

Georgette Mosbacher

Chairman and CEO of Borghese; former CEO of La Prairie;
best-selling author and philanthropist

Fernando Chico Pardo

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Promecap, S.A.B. de C. V., Mexico;
former President, Grupo Casa S.A.B.; former CEO, Grupo Financiero
Inbursa S.A.B.

Steve Peck

History of driving revenue growth for technology companies large
and small; senior Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives,
SAP A.G.; former CEO, Axon Americas

Todd Ruppert

Founder and CEO, Ruppert International with activities in diverse
sectors globally; retired Director, CEO and President, T. Rowe
Price Global Investment Services; retired Director and President,
investment services, T. Rowe Price International; Director, INSEAD
business school

Peter Ward


Franz Humer, Chairman of Board of Directors of WISeKey USA said, “I am honored and delighted to chair such a prestigious board. WISeKey is a unique company with great potential to create value not only for stakeholders but also for society at large.”
Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey, commented, “Our investments in technology and cyber security have positioned WISeKey well to take advantage of the vast amount of opportunities on a global scale and monetize cyber security and the Internet of Things. The decision to establish a presence in the USA reflects our commitment to long-term global growth as the North American market offers us access to significant expansion opportunities. Additionally, this new entity has enabled us to establish a board of highly esteemed leaders with significant professional experience and networks. I look forward to receiving their guidance and valuable contributions as we continue to execute our business plan by expanding our product portfolio, clients and geographic reach.”
WISeKey USA is currently evaluating locations for its headquarters and datacenters.
About WISeKey
A global growth partner of the World Economic Forum, WISeKey is a leading information cyber security and identity based digital
information security firm. Established in 1999 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WISeKey has facilitated and enabled the use of
secure digital identities in everyday life as well as enhancing trust, privacy and inclusion. The company’s cyber security platform and
identity-based data security solutions secure international organizations, governments, enterprises, financial institutions, people,
and objects spanning 102 countries.
WISeKey presides over physical infrastructures, mobile networks and the Web to ensure secure communications, exclusive relationships, protected identities and authenticated transactions. All without compromising trust and privacy. Its strategic location in Switzerland and
partnerships with leading global organizations and brands set WISeKey apart from other digital security providers. While its DNA is strongly based in digital security technology, the company strives to deliver 360 degree solutions based on individual needs.
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Founder & CEO
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