Signicat Announces 4 Key Hires, Including CFO and Nordic Head

Signicat, a Norwegian digital identity company, has announced on Tuesday four executive-level appointments – Joakim Harging as Chief of Nordic Enterprise, Michael Haldbo as the new Chief Financial Officer, Bianca Austin as Chief People Officer, and Stein-Olav Davidsen as the new Chief of SMB and Online Channels.

All these key appointments came after the company acquired Netherlands-based Connectis, Finance Magnates reported about that earlier.

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“Against a backdrop of unprecedented global events, Signicat has continued to make progress in the digital identity space,” Signicat CEO Asger Hattel said. “We welcome Joakim, Michael, Bianca, and Stein-Olav onboard as we provide digital trust across Europe at a time when our services are more essential than ever. Having them will help accelerate our ambitions.”

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Harging joined the company from Netnordic Communication and Radpoint, where he was the CEO and handled many acquisitions. 

He is bringing over 25 years of industry experience to Signicat and will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new growth opportunities along with devising expansion plans across the Nordic region.

“The digital identity market was important, but is now proving to be utterly vital,” Harging said in his short statement.

Haldbo is also bringing almost two decades of experience to his new role and was the former financial director of card services at Nets and also the chief financial officer at Unwire. At Signicat, he will develop an effective business plan to further the company’s growth.

“Despite the challenges all businesses are facing right now, it’s an exciting time to join Signicat and I look forward to being part of Signicat’s future success,” Haldbo said.

Austin and Davidsen are also industry experts in their respective areas. Davidsen was the CEO and founder of another Norwegian digital identity specialist Idfy and will oversee the market expansion and product development at Signicat.

All these fresh appointments are signaling the company’s ambition to expand further in its market and also across other geographies. Signicat already tapped the markets in the Netherlands and Belgium with the Connectis acquisition.

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