Zwipe appoints Patrice Meilland as Chief Strategy and Product Officer

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OSLO, NORWAY – 1 April 2022 – Zwipe, a leading biometric fintech company, is delighted to announce that Mr. Patrice Meilland is appointed as Chief Strategy and Product Officer effective today. Mr. Meilland’s main focus areas will be strategy, strategic partnerships and Zwipe’s product portfolio and roadmap. The product management team is placed under his leadership. 

Mr. Meilland joins Zwipe from the position as SVP of Advanced Cards at Idemia, where he was responsible for Idemia’s biometric cards roadmap, including the BioSE project, as well as product lines such as eco-friendly cards, dynamic CVV cards, transport and urban mobility cards.

Mr. Meilland’s extensive business and technical experience in the semiconductor, mobile, and payment card industries include 7 years at Idemia and 26 years at STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson. Mr. Meilland has had P&L responsibility for businesses of over $500m and 400 persons and has acquired deep experience in strategy, business development, supply chain management, product management and more.

I am delighted and proud to welcome Patrice to Zwipe. He is a transformative leader with a global perspective and deep industry insights gathered over more than 30 years in the industry. He is highly respected, knowledgeable and connected. As Zwipe’s Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Patrice will help defining our strategy and driving our future growth with our strategic partners and the product team, enabling Zwipe to remain one of the most competitive and dynamic companies in the industry”, said André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe.

Mr. Meilland will be a member of Zwipe’s senior management team and report to the CEO.

I am honored to join Zwipe and am looking forward to helping grow the company and its business, as well as working with the industry and ecosystem to foster adoption of biometric cards across various segments. I am also deeply convinced that, as a leading biometric fintech company, Zwipe has an important role to play in the evolution of payments and access towards biometry, and I see great potential ahead for development and growth”, said Patrice Meilland, Zwipe’s new Chief Strategy and Product Officer.

For further information, please contact: André Løvestam, CEO, +47 93 43 69 52

About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future.  We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries & cultures to make convenience safe & secure.  We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for both payment and physical & logical access control and ID solutions.  We promise

our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services.  Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.

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