May 9, 2013 -
Smartmatic has announced the appointment of Marco Huberts as its new President of its European, Middle East and African operations (EMEA).
“It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome Marco to our management team. His experience and leadership will help our growth in these markets, helping forward-thinking electoral commissions to embrace projects toward more transparent, more efficient and more secure elections”, Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic said.
Hubert will be tasked broadly with undertaking the responsibility of developing Smartmatic’s opportunities throughout EMEA, in particular, those involving its electoral solutions business.
“I’m delighted to join Smartmatic’s passionate, committed and knowledgeable team. I welcome the opportunity of working closely with electoral commissions and governments across the region, to help them evaluate and prepare for the adoption of the most sensible solutions for better-run elections”, Huberts said.
According to the company, Hubert was previously CEO for companies including Cyclomedia and Anteryon. Before that, he spent 22 years with Alcatal-Lucent, where he held many roles, including President Northern Europe, President of the Business Division Optical Transmission and CEO of Alcatel Benelux.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, in 2010, Zambia, with the assistance of the United Nations, deployed a biometric verification system for elections in 2011. Through the UN’s development program, Smartmatic was selected to provide the biometric verification devices.