GENEVA, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
WISeKey announces the appointment of Abel Linares as a member of its Advisory Committee with the objective of reinforcing its Security-as-a-service (SaaS) Strategy. The group has a key role to advise WISeKey senior management on matters of strategic business and revenue growth.
Abel Linares is a predominant Spanish business leader, formerly CEO of Oesía, a multinational technology company, as well as Terra, TPI Yellow Pages, and Telefónica InternationaI (Central America, Colombia, Mexico, and Puerto Rico). Telefónica is a world leader in the telecommunication sector, and Mr. Linares also served as a member of the Telefónica Group Executive Committee. Terra and TPI were public companies, quoted on the Ibex 35 and Terra in NASDAQ's top 100.
"I am confident Abel's background and experience building large-scale professional services will play a vital role on the Trusted Security-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy being deployed by WISeKey," said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey Founder and CEO.
"I am delighted to join WISeKey's Advisory Board and share in the vision of Carlos Moreira. The Internet's center of gravity has shifted from search to social networking, towards digital ID. I am very excited to work help the team to establish WISeKey as a major player on the Security-as-a-service (SaaS) ecosystem, as it has the potential to become the industry leader," Mr. Linares said.
WISeKey is a leading information security management company, providing specialized technologies for data protection, effective identification and authentication of people or objects without compromising trust. Established in 1999, WISeKey is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with regional subsidiaries.
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About the WISeKey Advisory Committee: http://www.wisekey.com/en/about/Governance/Pages/AdvisoryCommittee.aspx
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