Veridium has appointed Ismet Geri as its new chief executive officer to drive its next phase of growth, effective from the 1st July.

During his 20-year career, new Veridium chief executive officer Geri has held leadership positions at Proofpoint, Infoblox (now part of Vista Equity Partners), Juniper, and, most recently,  Onfido.

Bringing executive experience in cyber security and identity to Veridium, having served as Onfido’s vice-president, strategic accounts EMEA and APAC from March 2020 until July 2020, Geri will be responsible for driving further growth of the biometric authentication business.

“Cloud and mobile technologies have propelled new innovation in the identity market, which is seeing rapid growth globally,” said Geri. “Consequently, this raises concerns about user experience, but also trust in privacy and in security.

“Passwords are long dead and can no longer be relied upon to safeguard companies or consumers from the threat of fraud and data breaches. At Veridium, we believe your digital identity should fundamentally match your real identity and our technologies deliver a strong passwordless experience, enforced with our innovative Behavioural Biometrics AI/ML engine, to improve user experience, to increase security, and to meet ever changing regulatory requirements while simultaneously reducing costs and complexity.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead Veridium, an extraordinary company that has so much potential and so many talented people. My goal is to ensure we meet our commitments to our customers, partners, employees, and shareholders.”

Michael Spencer, major investor of Veridium, commented: “Ismet brings a phenomenal amount to Veridium. His first-class industry knowledge and deep understanding of the markets in which our clients operate, combined with commercial insight and a proven track record in delivering impressive business results, make him the natural choice to accelerate Veridium’s continued growth.”

Geri holds a PhD in Optoelectronics and a master’s degree in computer science.