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Entrust Datacard Appoints Four to Leadership Team in South Asia




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MINNEAPOLIS—(June 6, 2016)—Entrust Datacard today announced that it has appointed four new leaders to its South Asia leadership team. Appointments include Ranjit Nambiar as managing director, Entrust Datacard South Asia; Vikram Gidwani sales director, digital security solutions, South Asia region; Tapesh Bhatnagar, business head, financial instant issuance, South Asia and Ajay Kumar, regional managing director, financial instant issuance, Asia Pacific.

Ranjit Nambiar will manage the Entrust Datacard business in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan. Ranjit joins the company after an 11 year career with HID India Limited, where he worked across multiple HID businesses in senior leadership roles. He holds a B.Tech (mechanical engineering), and has completed post-graduate studies in marketing at the Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow, India.

Vikram Gidwani will be based in the Mumbai, India office and tasked with driving sales for digital security solutions, including Public key Infrastructure (PKI) and user authentication initiatives, in the South Asia market. He brings with him over 16 years of sales experience in the software space, most recently with Vasco Data Security. Previously, he worked with IBM, RSA Security and Wipro Infotech in their security division. He holds an Engineering degree in electronics, and a Master’s in Business Administration, from Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune, India.

Tapesh Bhatnagar will be tasked with driving sales for the financial instant issuance segment across South Asia and based in the company’s Mumbai, India office. With over 17 years of experience, Tapesh joins the company after a seven year career with Wincor Nixdorf where he was responsible for leading the banking software solution business unit, serving large private sector banks in India. He has also held roles with ICICI Bank, Wipro Technologies and Gemalto. Tapesh holds global MBA certification from Universitas 21 Global, Singapore and engineering in electronics from Nagpur University.

Ajay Kumar will lead the company’s financial instant issuance business in Asia Pacific from the company’s Singapore office. Kumar joined Entrust Datacard in 2014, assuming the Asia Pacific sales leader position after experiencing great success leading the financial instant issuance marketing team in India. Ajay is the recipient of many industry awards and was recently recognized at World Marketing Congress as one of the Most Influential Technology Marketing Leaders. Ajay is a post graduate in business management and is a qualified B2B strategic marketing management professional from IIM Ahmedabad. Additionally, he is certified in digital marketing and has completed LEAP (Lead, Education, Advancement Programme) from Smart Card Alliances, USA.

“South Asia is an extremely important region for Entrust Datacard – we continue to grow our team and our position in the industry and it is imperative that we have the right leadership team in place to drive this growth and expansion into the marketplace,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president, Entrust Datacard Asia Pacific. “As a global company dedicated to our customers and partners, these new appointments of esteemed leaders such as Ajay, Vikram, Tapesh and Ranjit continue to show our commitment in the region as we innovate and provide our customers and partners with industry-leading security, identity and payment solutions.”

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About Entrust Datacard
Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit