IRVINE, Calif., September 1, 2011 - HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced Simon Siew has joined HID Global as the Managing Director, Identity and Access Management of Asia Pacific (APAC). In his new role, Mr. Siew is responsible for driving the company's business objectives and financial performance as well as the successful promotion of the HID Global brand in Asia Pacific. This involves profitably growing revenue and market share across HID Global's identity and access management products and solutions.
In addition to developing HID Global's emerging markets and new revenue streams, Mr. Siew will oversee all functions relating to APAC sales, technical support and customer logistics to ensure a best-in-class Genuine HID customer experience. With over 20 years of experience across a wide range of markets throughout the Asia Pacific region, Mr. Siew brings executive management and industry expertise that will significantly contribute to the company's growing business in APAC.
"With Simon's combination of sales, business development and product management experience across a wide range of markets within the region, HID Global is well positioned to boost the already strong growth and adoption of secure identity solutions in APAC," said Tony Ball, senior vice president of Identity and Access Management with HID Global. "Simon's proven track record in building relationships with integrators and end customers in the commercial and government sectors will be invaluable in driving our ongoing Genuine HID commitment to enhancing customer value."
Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Siew joins HID Global after five years as the Managing Director with a leading security systems, access control and locking systems company. This position follows a long career in sales and marketing with a focus on maximizing growth in the security industry. Siew received his MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and holds a Bachelor of Engineering.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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