AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced the appointments of two high-profile senior executives to the HID leadership team to support growth targets, continued market expansion, customer relevance and innovation.
The new executives bring extensive experience, business acumen and technical prowess to HID Global:
- Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, who was formerly the Executive Vice President of the Citizen Identity Business Unit at IDEMIA, has joined HID as VP & Managing Director of the Citizen ID Business.
- Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy, who was formerly VP Engineering and CTO at Honeywell Security & Fire, has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of HID Global.
“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “HID is driving innovation and growth, and we are actively expanding opportunities for our teams of smart, forward-thinking people to take HID to the next level.”
“I am truly excited to be joining HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions that literally impact millions of people every day,” said Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, VP & Managing Director, Citizen ID business with HID Global. “The citizen identity market is at an inflection point that will create real change. I see the opportunity for HID to lead the way and help guide governments through this transformation, ranging from a shift to mobile IDs and a more holistic, digital-based approach to managing the identities of people in a country.”
“I love the commitment to innovation and the focus on growth that HID Global has. It is a place full of opportunities for engineers to make a huge difference,” said Ramesh Songukrishnasamy, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, HID Global. “I want to build on HID’s strong reputation and help fuel the company’s growth for years to come.”
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HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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