Biometrics leadership appointments: RealNetworks, SuperCom, G+D, Corsight, OWI

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RealNetworks has appointed Christine Chambers as its Chief Financial Officer to help improve its financial performance as the company focusses on growth through its strategic initiatives.

Chambers is rejoining the company after formerly serving it in various financial roles for close to a decade, including as vice president of Finance. More recently, she served Rosetta Stone as its VP of Finance.

Former CFO Judd Lee will transition away from the company in March.

Real Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser thanked Lee for his service to the company, and lauded Chambers’ deep knowledge of RealNetworks’ people and the financial aspects of its SAFR biometrics and semantic analysis businesses.

SuperCom transitioning to new President and CEO

SuperCom has traded one Trabelsi for another as President and CEO, with SuperCom Americas President and CEO Ordan Trabelsi taking over for Arie Trabelsi, who will remain with the board of directors and support the transition to a new management team.

In his role with the company, Ordan Trabelsi has led successful mergers and acquisitions, as well as numerous financing agreements, including public equity offerings, private equity placements, and various credit facilities amounting to over $75 million in capital.

Arie Trabelsi praised Ordan’s success in growing the company’s U.S. business.

“His successful experience growing the company’s business in the U.S. from less than $100 thousand to over $10 million in annual revenues, our largest revenue and operations region, makes him a natural fit to lead the company in the coming years as it continues its expansion in developed countries and cutting-edge technologies,” the outgoing CEO comments. “His extensive experience working closely with public company investors, sell-side analysts, and investment banks, as well as his expertise in finance, technology, and global strategy, make him ideally suited as a public company CEO. He can accelerate our business plan to become a global leader for our target markets in the e-Government, Cyber and IoT sectors.”

G+D appoints group manager to lead digital payments expansion

Gabrielle Bugat has been appointed to Giesecke+Devrient’s management team to lead its business, operations and research and development for smart cards and associated services.

In that role, Bugat will lead an expansion of G+D’s secure digital payments solutions business. Bugat joined G+D as head of sales and marketing for payment cards and solutions in 2017.

“As G+D, we are uniquely positioned in the payment ecosystem, with a portfolio spanning cash and payment cards as well as digital payment methods. I am delighted that in my new role I will be able to shape G+D’s contribution to the future of digital payment,” says Bugat.

Corsight appoints India and Oceania directors

Corsight has added Amit Sarkar as its new Regional Director for India, the company’s EVP Global Business Development Ofer Ronen announced in a LinkedIn post.

The company also announced today the appointment of Sean Borg as Managing Director – Oceania as Corsight looks to expand its reach and offering throughout the Oceania market. Borg will be responsible for evangelizing the ethical stance of Corsight’s technology and how when used appropriately, it can be adopted as a force for good.

Corsight also announced Maya Dillon as VP of Growth and Innovation just weeks ago.

OWI brings on managing director for advisory services

One World Identity has appointed James Greaves as Managing Director, Advisory Services, according to a LinkedIn announcement.

Greaves brings industry-leading strategic consulting experience and digital identity expertise, according to the announcement, from a career that most recently included the role of VP of Strategy at Early Warning, and as CEO and Founder of Glyph.id.

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