- WISekey, the world's most trusted e-security
infrastructure and leading provider of Internet trust services, today
announced it has appointed Sheetal Mehta as senior vice president and
general manager of the WISekey's Affiliates Network Division.
Sheetall, formerly a Microsoft Director in charge of Venture
Capital Relation and Emerging Business will be working with WISekey
in forging strategic alliances with world's top Venture Capital firms
to help their portfolio companies leverage digital identification
technologies and partner with WISekey in the establishment of a
network of Affiliates expanding the WISekey technology globally.
This project was launched as part of WISekey support to the World
Summit on Information Society. WISekey in cooperation with Microsoft
and the OISTE Foundation will be providing a Digital Identification
Infrastructure designed to support a network of 20,000 Certification
Authorities creating a de-facto global digital identity community of
20 million users.
"Sheetal will be assisting WISekey to expand its international
reach and brand name recognition worldwide together with supporting
the social venture capital endeavors of the OISTE foundation" said
Carlos Moreira, CoFounder, Chairman and CoCEO of WISekey. Sheetal
will be assisting us in targeting and generated new relationships
with emerging markets where digital identification technologies could
be developed and applied to location specific verticals.
Sheetal's appointment will enable us to strengthen our position as
a leading player in the esecurity sector," said Malcolm Hutchinson,
WISeKey's Co-Founder and Co-CEO. " Her experience and relationships
in the financial and Venture Capital sector will assist WISeKey in
establishing national projects and expanding the WISeKey
representation worldwide. We are delighted to welcome her to the
Sheetal completed her MSc at the London School of Economics and is
currently pursuing a PhD in Social Venture Capital and the Value of
Community-held Intellectual Property. She is also a TiE Charter
Member, Advisor the to United Nations Digital Diaspora Network of
Africa, member of several Venture Capital organizations globally, and
recent recipient (by Prince Charles and the Asian Women of
Acheivement Awards), of the Social and Humanitarian Award for taking
technologies to developing communities around the world.
ots Originaltext: WISeKey SA
Director of Corporate Communications