Former Amazon Exec Joins IDEMIA as Chief Digital Product Officer

David Desharnais, Chief Digital Product Officer IDEMIA

David Desharnais, IDEMIA

Technology executive David Desharnais has been named IDEMIA’s chief digital product officer and will lead a global team in charge of designing, building and running the company’s digital platforms.

Desharnais brings over 25 years of leadership in systems and software development and digital/cloud technologies within startups and multinational public companies, including Amazon, American Express, Traxpay, ARM and Cadence Design Systems.

Before IDEMIA, Desharnais was the group head and general manager of worldwide industries at Amazon Web Services. He also recently served as board chairman of Groundswell SPC, as board director of qBotica Inc., and as executive board member of Point A Center of Supply Chain Innovation.

“As a world leader in biometrics, identity, and digital security, IDEMIA is at the epicenter of shaping the future of public and private interactions and transactions, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to lead the talented digital solutions and technology teams making this possible,” Desharnais said.

IDEMIA CEO Yann Delabrière said continued focus on bringing new and innovative digital solutions to market is key to accelerating the company’s growth.

“I am confident that David Desharnais’ strong leadership and expertise will be essential, and a driving force in his mission within our Group: taking IDEMIA’s digital solutions and capabilities to the next level, helping to shape our Business Unit strategies, and creating new breakthrough digital products and solutions,” he said.

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