HID Global Names Michael Chong as Sales Director South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Hong Kong, (18th January, 2008) - HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that it has appointed Michael Chong as sales director, South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Based in Singapore, Mr. Chong will be responsible for promoting the benefits of HID's physical access solutions to customers across Asia. He will report to William Burns, managing director for the Asia Pacific region, who is based in Hong Kong.

"Michael's background is ideally suited to the new sales director role at HID," said William Burns. "Working closely with our solid network of OEMs, distributors and system integrators, Michael will help spur growth and generating additional revenue streams across all vertical markets."

Prior to joining HID Global, Mr. Chong was vice president of marketing (Telecom), South Asia with Gemalto. Before that he was Sales Director, South Asia & India at Axalto, which merged with Gemplus in June 2006 to become Gemalto. He has also held roles of progressive responsibility at Schlumberger/Axalto.