– SWITZERLAND, Bern / UK, London – United Security Providers has appointed two new members to its board of directors. Prof. Dr. Hannes Lubich and Pyrros Koussios are joining the board of directors of the Swiss IT security specialist. The two are internationally recognised experts in IT security and business development.
United Security Providers has appointed two new members to its board of directors, Prof. Dr. Hannes Lubich and Pyrros Koussios. The two experts will be helping United Security Providers in developing its corporate strategy, optimising the alignment of its portfolio with the demands of the market and in further internationalisation of the company.
We are delighted to be able to welcome two internationally renowned people to our team. They will both make decisive contributions to the growth of United Security Providers thanks to their wealth of experience.», said Jürg Schwarzenbach, chairman of United Security Providers’ board.
About Hannes Lubich – a pioneer and authority in IT security
United Security Providers has outstanding competence both in product development and in the monitoring and maintenance of security-critical ICT environments. This mix of products and services, not to mention the focus on the relevant core competences and the extensive partner network, makes United Security Providers a relevant and attractive player in the security market.», said Prof. Dr. Hannes Lubich announcing his appointment to United Security Providers’ board of directors.
Hannes Lubich is a Professor of Information Technology at the Institute for Mobile and Distributed Systems of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (Hochschule für Technik an der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW). He has previously had posts as Head of Security Practice at British Telecom, as Principal Consultant and IT Security Strategist at Computer Associates (CA) Inc. and as CISO for the Julius Bär Group. Hannes Lubich may be considered a pioneer and an authority in IT security with his professional and academic career and his current activity as a teacher and in applied research and development at the FHNW.
About Pyrros Koussios – a globally networked investor and IT entrepreneur
I see in United Security Providers a dynamic company which has a great potential for growth, especially in the international market. I am convinced that the United Security Providers management team has the will to make the most of this opportunity for growth and I will be supporting them in their efforts with my international approach.», is how Pyrros Koussios explains his decision to join the board of United Security Providers.
Pyrros Koussios is an investor and entrepreneur with international experience in the IT and security sector. Pyrros Koussios is currently managing his own investment fund. He was previously Senior Advisor for San Francisco-based Vector Capital, where he was responsible for investments in tech companies in Europe and Israel. Prior to this Pyrros Koussios was Senior VP for business development and strategy for the NDS Group, which he sold to Cisco after a successful IPO on the NASDAQ exchange and a management buyout with private equity partners. Pyrros Koussios has a wide-ranging international network.
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