New faces join HID leadership team


HID Global has announced the appointments of two senior executives to its leadership team to support growth targets, continued market expansion, customer relevance and innovation.

The company has appointed Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren as VP & managing director of its Citizen ID Business. She was previously the executive vice president of the Citizen Identity Business Unit at IDEMIA. It has also appointed Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) of HID Global. He was formerly VP Engineering and CTO at Honeywell Security & Fire.

“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. “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 country.”

“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. “I want to build on HID’s strong reputation and help fuel the company’s growth for years to come.”

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Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren and Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy join HID leadership team
Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren and Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy join HID leadership team

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