NW_20070405_Bernhard Kolb to Join VASCO as Director Worldwide Human Resources
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 5, 2007 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), the leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced that Mr. Bernhard Kolb has joined VASCO to head the company’s worldwide Human Resources department. Mr. Kolb will be located in VASCO’s European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, and will report to Mr. Cliff Bown, VASCO’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Kolb will be responsible for coordinating all of VASCO’s human resource activities including, but not limited to, staffing, compensation , benefits, performance management, succession planning , employee development and employee relations.
Mr. Kolb received a law degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland and continued his education at a postgraduate level at the University of St. Gallen. As part of the senior management team of the Ascom Group, Mr. Kolb moved from the legal side of the business to take full responsibility for the company’s worldwide human resource functions. Mr. Kolb has since served as Director Human Resources at IMD - International Institute for Management Development at Lausanne, Switzerland and at a consulting company of ABB.
VASCO is the number one supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services.
VASCO has established itself as the world’s leading software company specialized in Internet Security, with a customer base of over 4,250 companies in more than 100 countries, including close to 650 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government."
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