Management Team - Cryptomathic
Cryptomathic

Management Team

Torben Pryds Pedersen

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer

Torben Pryds Pedersen is Cryptomathic's Chief Executive Officer and has the overall responsibility for the company's technological and innovative direction. As head of the company's R&D division, he manages the security experts and the unique intellectual capital of Cryptomathic, and also ensures that the company's products remain state-of-the-art and in line with customer needs.

Prior to his employment with Cryptomathic, Torben Pryds Pedersen carried out a great deal of research in cryptographic protocols and participated in several EU projects related to electronic payment. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Essen, Germany and CWI in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As an active member of the programme committees of Eurocrypt 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001, Torben Pryds Pedersen continues to play an active part in the latest developments in cryptographic research. He is also member of IACR and ISO SC27 WG 2.

Torben Pryds Pedersen holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Cryptology) from the University of Aarhus.

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Matt Landrock

Executive Vice President, Cryptomathic USA

Matt Landrock is the EVP of Cryptomathic Inc. and Cryptomathic GmbH. He also has overall responsibility for Cryptomathic's partner relations and corporate sales. Matt has played a central role in Cryptomathic's growth and international expansion settings up Cryptomathic's first office outside Denmark in 1999. Matt has also been responsible for establishing offices in Germany and USA.

Matt Landrock is on the ISSE (Information Security Solutions for Europe) Industrial Technical Programme Board and is an executive member of the Cryptomathic board.

Prior to joining Cryptomathic Matt Landrock founded and managed an IT supplier company focussing on retail markets and distribution channels.

Matt holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Aarhus and an MBA from the Rotman School of Economics at the University of Toronto.

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Morten Landrock

Executive Vice President, EMEA

Morten Landrock is Managing Director of Cryptomathic Ltd and Executive Vice President of Cryptomathic's EMEA (Europe / Middle East / Africa) operations, managing a team of people based in Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. He is also responsible for Cryptomathic's corporate marketing activities.

Since joining Cryptomathic in 1999, Morten has worked extensively in business development, corporate strategy, management, marketing, and sales with a keen focus on international expansion - setting up offices in Denmark, France and the United Kingdom.

Morten has served as Vice Chair of the Marketing Centre for GlobalPlatform, an organisation responsible for the standardisation of smart card technology, from 2003-2005.

Prior to joining Cryptomathic Morten Landrock worked in marketing in USA.

Morten Landrock holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Aarhus and supplemented studies with graduate economics courses from the University of Leuven.

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Vincent Rijmen

Corporate Chief Cryptographer Advisor

Vincent Rijmen joined Cryptomathic in 2001 where he has brought strong cryptographic skills to the company as Corporate Chief Cryptographer. Today, Vincent Rijmen pursues his academic goals through his professorship with  K.U.Leuven while serving an advisory role at Cryptomathic in relation to cryptographic algorithms and methods.

In 1993 Vincent Rijmen graduated as an electronics engineer from the University of Leuven, Belgium (K.U.Leuven). He obtained a grant from the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research to become a Ph.D. student at the Computer Security Research Group (COSIC), Department of ESAT at the same university.

In 1997, Vincent finished his doctoral dissertation on the design and analysis of block ciphers. He continued his research activities in the COSIC research group, collaborating on several occasions with his former colleague Dr. Joan Daemen. One of their joint projects resulted in the algorithm Rijndael, which in October 2000 was selected by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to become the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) - the successor to the existing Data Encryption Standard (DES).

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Ivan Damgaard

Chief Cryptographer (Cryptomathic Denmark) and Co-Founder

Ivan Damgaard is a co-founder of Cryptomathic. He works as Chief Cryptographer focusing on new cryptographic technologies and the way these can be used to enhance the information security of today's electronic business scenarios. Examples include - multiparty cryptographic protocols and applications for electronic voting, e-Commerce, and quantum cryptography.

Parallel with his activities in Cryptomathic, Ivan Damgaard works as Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is the former director of CKI, Research Centre for Quantum Information Processing and currently director of the research centre FICS (Foundations in Cryptography and Security), established in collaboration between the University of Aarhus and DTU, Copenhagen. He also participates in numerous professional societies and activities, including IACR and EuroCrypt, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cryptology.

Ivan Damgaard holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from the University of Aarhus.

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Jørgen Brandt

Director of Programming and Co-Founder

Jørgen Brandt is a co-founder of Cryptomathic. He works as Director of Programming and has extensive knowledge in mathematical and cryptographic areas, e.g. elliptic curves and their use as next generation of public key techniques, especially for secure mobile communication.
Parallel with his activities in Cryptomathic, he works as Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Jørgen Brandt is a Member of the International Association for Cryptographic Research (IACR)

Jørgen Brandt holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has also been a guest lecturer at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.

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