GENEVA, February 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey announces the appointment of Francois Barrault as an Advisory Board member. The board, chaired by Carlos Moreira, WISeKey founder and CEO, provides advice to company senior management regarding matters of strategic business development and future revenue growth.
Francois Barrault is an international business man and entrepreneur with a strong background in M&A and enterprise value creation. He was CEO of BT Global Services and president of BT International from 2004 to 2008. Francois was a member of the BT Group Board and Operating Committee. Previously, he was President and CEO of Lucent Technologies EMEA and held senior positions in Ascend Communications, Stratus Computer, Computervision and IBM. Currently he is Chairman and Founder of FDB Partners, an investment and consulting firm in Telecommunications, IT, renewable energy and publishing. He is Non-Executive Director of eServGlobal, Windeo SA, Alpha Networks, les Edition du Privileges, the New York Forum Institute and NovaSparks. He is also special Advisor to IJ Partners, Tactem, Mastek, ACE Fund, Ariadne Capital, HIG Capital, Studio Moderna and Recipco.
"Francois brings a broad, global technology background to WISeKey's Advisory Board, including experience in multinational organizations and eSecurity technology. We believe he will quickly become a valued advisor and partner in WISeKey's future growth," said Carlos Moreira, CEO and founder of WISeKey.
"I am delighted to join WiseKey's Advisory Board and very excited to work with Carlos to help the team to establish WiseKey as the next Google of security. The company is growing very rapidly and doing the right things at the right time in this fast moving Industry," said Francois Barrault, Chairman of FBD Partners.
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