Former Laxton exec joins Suprema ID to develop new business opportunities in Africa
In response to growing market demand, Suprema ID has appointed biometrics industry executive Paul Kennedy sales representative for the African market. Kennedy will be responsible for having Suprema ID’s biometric fingerprint and ID document solution business more widely adopted in Africa.
Kennedy has extensive knowledge and experiences in finance, national ID, ePassport and elections business for the African market including experience with Face Technologies, Oberthur Technologies and Laxton Technologies over the past 30 years.
“I am excited to join Suprema ID to grow the African market,” says Kennedy. “My role is to identify and develop new business opportunities in the region, further develop and strengthen relationships with partners, and provide support from within the region. I will be working closely with the Suprema ID team to increase our footprint and revenues in the region.”
Suprema ID’s Africa office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Suprema fingerprint scanners are being used in a biometrics-based national health insurance program in Côte d’Ivoire operated by Ivorian conglomerate Snedai.