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New Idemia CEO among biometrics and digital identity company executive, board changes

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New Idemia CEO among biometrics and digital identity company executive, board changes

Idemia’s supervisory board has named Pierre Barrial as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, the biometrics, security and identity giant announced.

Barrial is replacing Yann Delabrière, who was named President and CEO in October 2018, but will now return to his role as Chairman of the Board starting July 1, 2020. Barrial has more than 25 years of experience in the tech industry, working for both government and enterprise entities. Before being appointed in the new role, Barrial led the Secure Enterprise Transactions (SET) division. Since January, he worked together with Delabrière as Deputy CEO and will start in his new role on July 1, 2020.

Matthew Cole will take over the SET division from Barrial. His previous experience includes serving as President of Cubic Transportation Systems. Cole will work from the U.S. and will be part of the Group Executive Committee, as CEO of the SET division.

“After a carefully prepared succession plan, we have chosen a world-class executive, Pierre Barrial, to manage the Group,” said Delabrière in a prepared statement. “Idemia has demonstrated remarkable resilience since the beginning of this year and our business fundamentals are strong and bode well for the future. On behalf of the Board, I wish Pierre all the very best in his new role.”

“I’m honored and excited to have been chosen as CEO of the Group,” said Barrial in a prepared statement. “Idemia has an extremely committed team of 15,000 employees worldwide and together, we’ll continue to serve our clients regardless of the circumstances.”

“I am thrilled and proud to join Idemia as CEO of the SET division,” Cole said in a prepared statement. “I plan to work hand in hand with my teams and Group senior management to bring the company’s strategy and growth targets to fruition.”

IDmission appoints CRO

Biometric and AI company IDmission has named Miles Busby as new Chief Revenue Officer to drive the company’s revenue operations and business development across the U.S. and internationally, the company announced.

Former managing partner at IronPoint Financial, Busby has 30 years of leadership experience and has successfully led high-performing sales team in multiple tech industries.

“We look forward to having Miles’ forward-thinking business approaches, which have earned his former businesses much success, including recognition by the Inc. 500 three consecutive years for Fastest Growing US-based Companies and his selection by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year (National Finalist),” said Ashim Banerjee, president and CEO of IDmission, in a prepared statement.

“IDmission is one of few global companies to reach the prestigious ISO 30107-2 compliance rating, so I am eager to work alongside Mr. Banerjee to scale IDmission as a global leader in biometric and AI technology,” Busby said in a prepared statement. “We have exciting plans to grow our strategic sales and marketing staff in the US and abroad.”

IDmission was recently confirmed for ISO 30107-2 compliance.

Sandata Technologies appoints Chief Sales Officer

Sandata Technologies has named Chad Turner as Chief Sales Officer to lead the sales and marketing teams and join the executive management team in driving company growth, the company announced.

Turner’s experience spans 25 years in sales and operational leadership in the healthcare industry. In his previous roles he was Vice President of Sales at athenahealth, Chief Operations Officer at Arrowhead Medical Management Services, and held multiple sales leadership positions at Allscripts and IDX Systems.

“We are delighted to have Chad join our team,” said Tom Underwood, Chief Executive Officer of Sandata, in a prepared statement. “Chad’s experience, combined with his strategic approach to building a strong sales culture, is a perfect match for Sandata.  He has been successful throughout his career, having built longstanding relationships with the healthcare clients that his teams have served, and we look forward to the same success at Sandata.”

“I am thrilled to join the Sandata team as their Chief Sales Officer,” said Turner in a prepared statement.  “We are living in unprecedented times and the past few months have highlighted the vital role that homecare plays as part of the U.S. healthcare system.  I believe Sandata is uniquely positioned to partner with payers, providers, and patients to drive quality, efficiency, and outcomes in the growing homecare market.”

SITA reappoints executives to Board

SITA has appointed three senior industry executives to continue with its Board during the Annual General Assembly this month, the company announced.

With over 40 years of aviation management experience under his belt, Dr. Omar Jefri was reappointed as SITA Board Chair. He has previously served on SITA’s Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and the Governance Committee. Dr. Jefri is a Board Director for the Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS) and has served as a director on the boards of Flynas (formerly NAS Air) and Yemenia (Yemen Airways).

Elizabeth Haun, Chief Financial Officer and Board member of IAG Cargo, will continue for an additional three-year term as a SITA Board Director, while A.T. (Srini) Srinivasan, IT strategy advisor and initiative advisor to Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, is now a Director on the SITA Board.

The SITA Board currently has 14 Board Directors, including the SITA CEO, with a term of office of three years.

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