“[Annika Olsson] has been nominated for election, which will take place during the company’s Annual General Meeting, currently slated for May 12, 2021.”
A seasoned veteran of the financial services industry has been nominated to join IDEX Biometrics‘ Board of Directors.
Annika Olsson started her career as the sales manager for Resurs Bank, a position she held from 2001 to 2010. From there, she moved on to Norway’s Express Bank, where she rose from a sales manager role to CEO over the course of 11 years. She is now the Nordic CEO of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, a position she took in December of 2020.
“We are incredibly pleased that Annika has been nominated to the board,” said IDEX Biometrics board chair Morten Opstad. “With her extensive knowledge of the financial services industry Annika has the right background to guide the strategic direction of IDEX.”
With her connections in the Scandinavian financial services industry, Olsson could prove to be a great help in expanding IDEX’s presence in the emerging biometric payments market. The company has garnered considerable momentum in this area in recent months, announcing in March that its TrustedBio fingerprint sensor for biometric cards had moved into the mass production phase, and revealing at the end of April that it had developed a new payment card solution with IDEMIA.
“The biometric payment card proposition is innovative, and I feel I’m joining at the right time, as biometric payment cards become part of the ‘new normal’,” commented Olsson. “I look forward to working with the board and management, to help steer IDEX to achieve its ambitions and deliver value to its shareholders.”
Olsson isn’t quite a member of the IDEX Board yet. She has been nominated for election, which will take place during the company’s Annual General Meeting, currently slated for May 12, 2021.
May 4, 2021 – by Alex Perala