GENEVA & ZUG, Switzerland–WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN), a leading cybersecurity company announced today that it has appointed Bernard Vian as General Manager of VAULT-IC France, its IoT semiconductor business segment recently acquired from INSIDE Secure.
Mr. Vian brings more than 25 years of experience in the Secure Semiconductor Industry for IoT. Prior to joining WISeKey, he served as Executive Vice President of INSIDE Secure Semiconductor Division (since 2013), following the acquisition of the smart card division of ATMEL by INSIDE Secure. He joined INSIDE Contactless as Vice President of Business Development in 2002, then a start-up pioneer company in the NFC technology, where he helped positioned the company as a leader of NFC payment chip supplier in the US.
Mr. Vian started his career at Gemplus (now Gemalto), where he held multiple positions in sales and marketing. During his carrier at Gemplus, he revolutionized the company’s business to introduce the 1st EMV Payment Smart Card program – the ‘VISA Smart Breakthrough Program’ in the United States and established Gemplus’ San Francisco office in 1996.
Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO noted, “We are thrilled to have Bernhard joining our team. His tremendous expertise and insight will be highly valuable as we integrate the Vault-IC semiconductor business with WISeKey’s unique Root of Trust and Identity technology and create the first ever comprehensive trusted end-to-end cybersecurity platform for people and objects (IoT). At WISeKey, Bernard will continue to lead the VAULT-IC team of 70 people and manage a business segment which is expected to generate approximately (pro forma unaudited) US$34 million revenue for full year 2016. He will be playing a key role in WISeKey’s long-term growth strategy.”
Bernard Vian added, “I’m excited to join WISeKey organization and help Carlos in executing his vision of making WISeKey a global leader in the Cybersecurity and IoT markets. I will be coordinating with WISeKey’s bright and talented team of designers, engineers and programmers to executive this vision. It is wonderful to be part of such a great team dedicated to technology driven innovation and excellence.”
WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN) is a leading cybersecurity company and selected as a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company. WISeKey is currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (“IoT”) digital identity ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the 4th Industrial Revolution movement launched this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos. WISeKey’s Swiss based Cryptographic Root of Trust (RoT) integrates wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, and empowers IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. WISeKey has patented this process in the USA as it is currently used by many IoT providers. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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