We're delighted to announce the appointment of Laurent Lafargue to the position of CEO at Cryptomathic.
Laurent brings over 20 years of managerial and executive experience to the Cryptomathic leadership team, gained through a range of positions at leading firms in semiconductors, smart cards, RFID, and electronics, including with Infineon and Linxens.
Laurent’s appointment expands the capacity of the Cryptomathic leadership team, equipping the company to continue its high-growth trajectory across Europe and the US in its four specialist sectors: e-signatures, cryptographic key management, EMV payments and mobile security. All existing members of Cryptomathic’s leadership team retain key management positions.
“As the world races to go digital, the demand for cryptographic security solutions is exploding,” comments Laurent. “Every department in every organization - from governments and banks to small businesses – faces the same challenge: to secure their sensitive data. Cryptography has emerged as the de-facto security model to meet this challenge wherever it presents itself, from protecting data in the cloud and on mobile devices, to safeguarding transactions and enabling the secure e-signing of legally binding documents.
“Cryptomathic has operated at the bleeding edge of this field for over 35 years,” adds Laurent. “Its solutions are trusted by governments, cloud service providers, and industry leaders in a host of sectors around the world, from financial services to automotive and aviation. It is a great privilege to lead the Cryptomathic team. I’m hugely excited to play my part in driving the company’s growth as it continues to shape the future of this industry.”
Founded in 1986, Cryptomathic was one of the first companies to commercialize cryptographic algorithms, and over the past 35 years has built up one of the strongest portfolios of cybersecurity solutions in the market. Global household names in banking and technology rely on the company’s technology to secure their customers’ data.
Cryptomathic holds over 30 patents and has been named one of the world’s 40 most innovative companies by the World Economic Forum.