SOURCE: ActivIdentity


January 26, 2011 07:15 ET

ActivIdentity Executive Joins the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors

Jerome Becquart to Contribute to GlobalPlatform Specifications

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - ActivIdentity Corporation, a global leader in intelligent identity assurance, today announced that Jerome Becquart, vice president and general manager at ActivIdentity, has been selected to join the board of directors of GlobalPlatform, the leading international association, which facilitates the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. The board consists of up to 11 directors who set strategic vision, oversee the management of GlobalPlatform, develop the agenda for member meetings, control the budget and provide final approvals of all changes to the specifications. In his appointment, Becquart joins representatives from American Express, Datacard, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Mastercard, NTT Corporation, Oberthur Technologies, Oracle, STMicroelectronics and Visa Inc. 

"Engaging expertise and knowledge from top industry professionals is key to continuing our organization's position as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models," said Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. "We look forward to leveraging Jerome's depth of experience in determining our board strategy, initiatives and standards for 2011 and beyond."

GlobalPlatform's technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile / telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.

"My tenure working with ActivIdentity, the industry leader in identity assurance, has prepared me well for the challenge of serving on the GlobalPlatform board of directors," Becquart said. "I am anxious to contribute to the organization that drives industry standards for the very smart cards, devices and systems that ActivIdentity is constantly innovating and raising the bar for identity and access management technology and solutions."

Becquart joined ActivIdentity in 1996 and is responsible for overseeing the company's worldwide product management and solutions marketing, engineering, professional services, device engineering, production and technical support. He also drives building, managing and scaling technical support operations globally as well as leading the company's best practice consulting, integration and training services. Prior to joining ActivIdentity, Becquart was a lead engineer at VeriFone. Becquart holds a master's degree in telecommunications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris) and a Master of Science degree in telecommunications from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (Rennes, France).

About ActivIdentity
ActivIdentity Corporation is a global leader in intelligent identity assurance, providing solutions to confidently establish a person's identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company's experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large-scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company's customers have issued more than 100 million credentials, securing the holder's digital identity. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. ActivIdentity is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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