Fingerprint Cards expands advisory board
16 May 2012
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is expanding its advisory board and is appointing Göran Malm and Tord Wingren as senior advisors.
Malm, who is currently an investor, consultant and member of the board of several companies, has a background as president Asia-Pacific with both General Electric (GE) and Dell Computer. He was also a member of Samsung’s principal board for nine years, most of this time as the only non-Korean member. According to FPC there are very few Swedes with similar experience of international transactions and that have a network that can match that created by Malm. He has also held a guest professorship at the Gothenburg School of Economics and Business Administration, where he is still a frequent guest lecturer.
Wingren, who was appointed vice president and site manager of the Huawei venture in Lund in March 2012, has had a long career in telecoms and high-tech industries in Sweden and internationally. Between 2008 and 2012, he was co-founder and president of Nanoradio. Before that, he was managing director of Samsung Europe and Corporate VP, as well as president & CEO, of Ericsson Mobile Platforms. In addition to 27 years in operational assignments, Wingren served and still serves on the boards and advisory boards of a number of technology companies, as well as the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF.
Malm and Wingren will succeed Peter Svensson and Mats Lindoff on the FPC advisory board. The board will comprise the two plus Jörgen Lantto. Lantto is responsible for ecosystems for mobile semiconductors and devices at Ericsson, having just returned to Ericsson from ST-Ericsson where he was executive vice president, CTO and Strategic Planning.
Johan Carlström, president of FPC, says: “I’m delighted that FPC has been successful in appointing individuals with such experience, expertise and networks to our advisory board. I have high hopes for the future and look forward to the contribution that it will make to FPC’s development toward becoming a globally leading biometric company.”