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WISeKey announces the appointment of Todd Ruppert to its Advisory Committee to assist the company to further expands its activities in USA

GENEVA, March 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WISeKey announces the appointment of Todd Ruppert to its Advisory Committee. The committee, chaired by Carlos Moreira, founder of WISeKey, provides advice to the WISeKey board of directors and senior management regarding matters of strategic business development and future revenue growth for WISeKey. The members originate from a wide variety of sectors, from Telcos to financial services and IT, areas of critical importance to drive WISeKey's strategy.

R. Todd Ruppert is the Founder and CEO of RUPPERT International, Inc. a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields. In 2012, after a 27 year career, he retired from T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm with over $700 billion under management. He was Board Member, CEO and President of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, Board Member and President, investment services, of T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price group.

Todd is a venture partner with Greenspring Associates, a US based venture capital firm with $3.0 billion under management. He is a founding board member of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in the US and a global ambassador of the International Award. Todd is also president of the board of London's Royal Parks Foundation (USA) and board member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Todd's other board and advisory roles are for the following organizations. UK: Moni Technologies, Nutmeg, Seedrs, QVentures, 1966 Entertainment, Infinity Creative Media, Pegasus Media Agency, Gold Mercury International, Lux Worldwide, Pall Mall Art Advisors, Bottletop, DCE Partners, Investments and Pensions Europe, and Funds Europe. Ireland: Iconic Images Gallery. France/Singapore/UAE: INSEAD business school. US: Duke University, Kenyon College, Furman University, MPOWER Financing, Alchemy Global, Green Visor Capital, SenaHill Partners, Silicon Valley Gateway Partners, ClearServe Holding, Hubub, LearnVest, Trov, Cognilytics, Jet Senters Aviation, The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and the Maryland Academy of Sciences. Cayman Islands: Bruce Nelson Cayman Ltd., SPQ Capital Limited. China: PG Pharma. Brazil: Brasilinvest Group. South Africa: Strategic African Investment Advisors Limited. Australia: Top 1000 Funds. Switzerland: Alpës Capital.

Todd is also executive producer of three documentary films - A Year in Burgundy, A Year in Champagne and A Year in Port. He is co-producer of Happy Days - the Musical, which recently toured in the UK.

"We are delighted with Todd Ruppert joining WISeKey's strategic advisory board and are looking forward to working with him in expanding our operations in USA and to assist the company on this important phase of its development." said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey.

"As WISeKey, is currently extending its presence in the US market, I am looking forward to assist WISeKey and being part of the continued success of the company by bringing my experience to the Advisory Committee" said Todd Ruppert"

About WISeKey

WISeKey is a leading information cybersecurity and identity Management Company, a Global growth Company partner of the World Economic Forum, providing specialized technologies for data protection, effective identification and authentication of people or objects to ensure secured communications and transactions without compromising trust.

More information: WISeKey Advisory Committee https://www.wisekey.com/about/corporate-governance/

Contact: WISeKey SA, Youmna Abisaleh, Marketing and Communications, Tel: +41-22-594-30-26

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Source: WISeKey