GENEVA, RIO DE JANEIRO and SAO PAULO, May 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, a world leader in digital identification, E-security and cloud computing, is announcing diplomat and political economist Marcos Troyjo as CEO of its Brazil operations. He will also share responsibilities for expanding the company's outreach to other Latin American markets. WISeKey is a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company.

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The primary goal of WISeKey in Latin America will be partnering up with local companies and governments in the establishment of transactional hubs. They'll provide the required platform for the industrial development of technologies, local RD and applications for firms, the public sector and individuals.

Carlos Moreira, founder, Chairman and Global CEO of WISeKey, leads the global expansion of the company through tech intensive multi-solutions for different business, social and cultural environments. Out of the Swiss Hub where it originated a decade ago, ongoing operations signal an increasing presence in US and European markets, the Middle East and Asia, turning WISeKey into one of the fastest growing cloud computing and E-security companies in the world.

Brazil occupies a prominent position in our radar screen and Marcos Troyjo is sure to make it grow exponentially. He will be able to offer great WISeKey solutions to enhance Brazil's digital competitiveness and social inclusion, Moreira stated.

Troyjo's appointment comes at a time when WISeKey is intensifying its presence in the so-called 'BRIC' countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The company recently undertook a successful pre-IPO round to strengthen its BRIC focus, which already includes a joint-venture with I-Teco in Russia and a partnership with China's WI-Harper, a leading venture capital firm. WISeKey Brasil has been established in association with Brasilinvest, Brazil's foremost merchant bank.

Mario Garnero, chairman of Brasilinvest, said: I am delighted Marcos is the new CEO of WISeKey Brasil. With his innovative capacity, he will make a significant contribution to this state-of-the-art business.

In recent years, Troyjo held leading positions in Brazil's media outlets. He holds a PhD in Sociology of International Relations from the University of São Paulo and concluded additional graduate studies at the Kennedy School, Harvard University. He was a Visiting Academic at Columbia University and is a Research Scholar at the Centre d'Étude sur l'Actuel et le Quotidien, Université René Descartes (Sorbonne Paris V).

He was Press Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York as well as a delegate to IT multilateral negotiations, including the United Nations Model Law on Electronic Signatures. Troyjo was also Chief of Staff of the Department for Technological Cooperation of Brazil's Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In such capacity he was involved in the development of the Global Information Infrastructure (GII).

Troyjo has been chosen one of The Outstanding Young Persons of the World - TOYP along with HM Queen Rania of Jordan and robotics scientist Takanori Shibata by the Junior Chamber International in its 2004 World Congress. He was also the winner of the Latin America Fellowship-2005 awarded by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

He is the author of books on economic development and technological change, including Technology Diplomacy and Trading Nation: Power Prosperity in the 21st Century (listed by Americas' Quarterly as one of the best new books on policy, economics and business in the hemisphere in 2007). He has been a guest speaker at IVA-The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (Sweden), University of Washington, Columbia University, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), IE-Instituto de Empresa (Spain), University of Auckland (New Zealand) and Canning House (UK).

Contact: Marcos Troyjo CEO WISeKey Brasil Phone: +55-11-9143-3337 e-mail:


CONTACT: Contact: Marcos Troyjo, CEO WISeKey Brasil, Phone:+55-11-9143-3337, e-mail: