Former Safelayer.com CEO Victor Canivell will head WISekey ELA, a
joint venture company in Bilbao, Spain of WISekey and Velasco Group.
Geneva, Bilbao (ots) - WISeKey ELA has appointed Victor Canivell
as its Chief Executive Officer. Victor Canivell joins WISeKey ELA
with more than 25 years management experience in the computer and
networking industries. He has held a number of EMEA vice-presidency
roles both in sales and services in companies such as Hewlett
Packard, 3Com, Silicon Graphics, Cray Research as well as in
start-ups such as Aspective. Victor has recently held the role of CEO
at Safelayer, the pioneering digital signature Spanish start-up. He
joins from SSA Global where he has contributed to the successful
NASDAQ IPO last year.
As we move into the next phase of our growth which includes the
establishment of an ID Ecosystem for the Spanish and Portuguese
speaking market, Victor Canivell brings to WISekey ELA the expertise,
knowledge and experience to lead the company in the rapidly expanding
ID Management market," said Carlos Moreira Cofounder & Chairman of
Newly founded computer security technology company WISeKey ELA,
with head offices in Bilbao, is to distribute product made by WISeKey
SA in Geneva, Switzerland, in Spain and Latin America and to
establish WISekey presence in these markets via a network of
affiliates. WISekey ELA was built on the strong trusted technology
foundation of WISekey, addressing a significant market need for PKI
and ID management.
Victor Canivell.'s extensive experience and proven track record
leading companies made him a logical choice for the WISekey ELA CEO
position," said, Velasco Group CEO Pedro Luis Velasco Ibánez. "His
diverse expertise in the software development, PKI, ID Management and
IT markets is right in line with WISekey ELA business proposition and
I'm confident he'll steer the company to even greater success."
"I'm excited to join the WISekey ELA team and build on the
positive momentum the company has established through its proven
ability to enable the distributed deployment of mission-critical PKI
and ID management applications over the Internet," said Victor
Canivell. "WISekey ELA will replicate WISekey success in the ELA
market and I'm looking forward to helping the company serve an even
broader array of customers."
A seasoned executive with many years of information technology
management experience, Victor has lived and worked in a number of
locations during his career, including several years each in London,
Cupertino (CA), Geneva, Stuttgart, Madrid and Barcelona. He is fluent
in several languages having studied at the Swiss School in Barcelona.
Victor has an MBA from ESADE (Barcelona) and a Ph.D. in Physics from
the University of Barcelona. He has attended management courses at
INSEAD and IESE.