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Former Microsoft Chairman EMEA, Patrick De Smedt, Joins the Board of Directors of WISeKey to Assist the Company with the Further Expansion of its International Growth

2007-01-12 21:55 925

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GENEVA, Jan. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the leading Internet Trust and Digital Identification company is pleased to announce that Mr. Patrick De Smedt has joined WISeKey's Board of Directors.

While at Microsoft, Mr. De Smedt refined the strategic directions and initiatives of Microsoft in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. De Smedt joined Microsoft in 1983 and holds a Commercial Engineer degree from the University of Louvain.

Prior to be appointed Chairman of Microsoft EMEA, Mr. De Smedt held diverse and important functions at Microsoft not least being the Vice President for Central, Southern Europe and Africa as well as Vice-President responsible for Microsoft's sales, marketing, enterprise partners and services towards enterprise customers in the EMEA region. Mr. De Smedt established the Benelux subsidiaries of Microsoft in 1986.

Mr. Carlos Moreira, Founder and Chairman of WISeKey S.A. said: "I am confident and pleased that the appointment of Patrick De Smedt to the company Board of Directors will cement WISeKey's role as the world's leading provider of Internet trust services and digital identification at a time when the company enters into the phase of consistent growth. Patrick's unquestionable experience in building companies and expertise will be very valuable and welcome to our Board of Directors"

Referring to his appointment Mr De Smedt said: "I am really excited to join the Board of an organization as vital and innovative as WISeKey and to have an opportunity to help realize its potential. It is an honour for me to join the WISeKey Board of Directors and to assist the company with the further expansion of its global reach".

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