June 2, 2016 -
Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) Board of Directors has appointed Christian Fredrikson as new CEO, effective August 2016.
Christian Fredrikson is currently the CEO for Finnish company F-Secure. Jörgen Lantto will remain in his role as CEO until Christian Fredrikson begins.
In an effort to strengthen the company’s organization in order to execute the firms strategy of adapting fingerprint sensors into new market areas such as smart cards and internet of things, the board considered it advisable to appoint a new CEO at this time.
Fredrikson is an inspiring and visionary leader with strong engineering know-how, areas FPC needs for future growth. His experience includes real-time security for digital ecosystems, cloud technology and mobile solutions, as well as experience in the Asian markets.
“Christian Fredrikson has long experience from the new markets we wish to expand towards, while he is also deeply rooted in digitalization and mobile connectivity,” says Jan Wäreby, chairman of the board. “We believe he has the competence that is required to develop FPC into the future.“
“I feel honoured and delighted to join FPC and to be given the opportunity to lead the company’s strong team. It’s fantastic to see what FPC has achieved and I look forward to further strengthen the company, together with the team,” says Christian Fredrikson.
2015 saw FPC strengthen its market position within fingerprint sensors for smartphones and grow from a small company to one of the 30 largest companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
“Jörgen has been responsible for FPC’s operations in an admirable way. With his solid technical skills within the smartphone area he has strongly contributed to developing the company. We thank Jörgen Lantto for his important contribution during a period of strong growth and we are delighted that Jörgen’s competence continues to benefit the company during the transition time,” says Wäreby.