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WISeKey Appoints Danil Kerimi to its Advisory Committee to assist the Company’s Digital Transformation

/EIN News/ -- WISeKey Appoints Danil Kerimi to its Advisory Committee to assist the Company’s Digital Transformation

New York and Geneva– June 18, 2020 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN / NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced the appointment of Danil Kerimi to its Advisory Committee. Members of WISeKey’s Advisory Committee originate from a wide variety of sectors that are of critical importance to WISeKey’s growth strategy, including Cybersecurity, IoT, Blockchain, AI and high growth IT sectors.

Danil Kerimi is an experienced technology executive skilled in the nuanced creation and articulation of market sensitive agenda and messaging in complex multijurisdictional arenas.  Mr. Kerimi brings extensive expertise in investor/internal/external/government relations, public-private cooperation and change management. Mr. Kerimi works with national, regional and municipal governments, large enterprises, start-up and investor communities on accelerating and securing digital transition around the world and applying newfound capabilities for solving some of biggest challenges in health, food, transportation, energy and environmental ecosystems. Mr. Kerimi is most passionate about unlocking both the entrepreneurial potential of individuals and organizations to drive positive change in the world.

During his tenure at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Mr. Kerimi created and managed Global Multistakeholder Councils on Anti-Corruption, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Cybersecurity and Future of Computing. He has initiated and chaired task-forces and working groups on Digital Policy, Regional & National Competitiveness, Global IT and innovation indices, industrial policy as well as Industry Governors groups. He was posted in Geneva, New York, San Francisco and Beijing,  built a network of Centres for Global Technology Governance in Asia and led interdisciplinary teams with a mission to maximize the benefits of science and technology for society by partnering with governments, companies, civil society, academia and experts from around the world to co-design new approaches to research, technology, business and governance. 

For more than a decade, Mr. Kerimi has been working on national digital/cyber strategies, internet governance, innovation, science& tech policies and evidence-based policy making. He led WEF’s engagement in the Netmundial Initiative, developed its relationships with top policy makers in digital economy and strengthened partnerships with various international and regional organizations, development banks, c-suit executives of Fortune 2000 companies and founders of most innovative startups, leaders from the top media, academic and philanthropical organizations. 

Prior to WEF, Mr. Kerimi served as a Terrorism Prevention Expert, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where he focused on delivering technical assistance on cybersecurity, digital platforms, AML/CFT/KYC and international cooperation in criminal justice. He has also served as the Legal Advisor on Hate Crime for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Mr. Kerimi is a graduate of Shandong University (LLB), Vienna Diplomatic Academy (MAIS) and the Global Leadership Fellowship (MA). He earned multiple diplomas in Business, Regional Studies, Public Diplomacy, Corporate Governance and cybersecurity. He served as a fellow at the Berkman –Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard, and on the Advisory Boards of Stanford Cyber Policy Program, and Korea Media Governance Lab.

“I am pleased to welcome Danil to our Advisory Committee and look forward to his valuable input and wide counsel.  His experience in building the World Economic Forum network of Centers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Asia it is of great relevance as we expand the reach of WISeKey globally. WISeKey will greatly benefit from Danil’s unique background as an inspirational leader who builds high-performing teams in digital transformation,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO. “He will join an amazing group of experts such as Don Tapscott, Wang Wei, Francois Barrault and Philippe Gerwill.”

“I am looking forward in assisting WISeKey’s management team and being part of the continued success of the Company by bringing my experience to the Advisory Committee,” said Mr. Kerimi.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd 
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com
WISeKey Investor Relations (US) 
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:

This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

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