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HID Global Names High-Profile Executives to Key Leadership Positions


HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity
solutions, today announced the appointments of two high-profile senior
executives to the HID leadership team to support growth targets,
continued market expansion, customer relevance and innovation.

The new executives bring extensive experience, business acumen and
technical prowess to HID Global:

  • Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, who was formerly the Executive
    Vice President of the Citizen Identity Business Unit at IDEMIA, has
    joined HID as VP & Managing Director of the Citizen ID Business.
  • Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy, who was formerly VP Engineering
    and CTO at Honeywell Security & Fire, has been appointed as Senior
    Vice President and
    Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of
    HID Global.

"I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID's senior leadership
team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for
the future," said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global.
"HID is driving innovation and growth, and we are actively expanding
opportunities for our teams of smart, forward-thinking people to take
HID to the next level."

"I am truly excited to be joining HID Global, a leader in trusted
identity solutions that literally impact millions of people every day,"
said Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, VP & Managing Director, Citizen
ID business with HID Global
. "The citizen identity market is at an
inflection point that will create real change. I see the opportunity for
HID to lead the way and help guide governments through this
transformation, ranging from a shift to mobile IDs and a more holistic,
digital-based approach to managing the identities of people in a

"I love the commitment to innovation and the focus on growth that HID
Global has. It is a place full of opportunities for engineers to make a
huge difference," said Ramesh Songukrishnasamy, SVP & Chief
Technology Officer, HID Global
. "I want to build on HID's strong
reputation and help fuel the company's growth for years to come."

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About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people,
places and things
. We make it possible for people to transact
safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity
solutions give people convenient access to physical and
digital places and connect things that
can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people
around the world use HID products and services to navigate their
everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID
technology. We work with governments, educational institutions,
hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the
most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas,
HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international
offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA
ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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