“Our passion is to empower customers to build effective and responsible digital identity management solutions secured by biometrics”
As the world goes digital we want to become the leading company that provides technology for digital identity management which puts control of the identity usage in the hands of the owner.
Our vision is to become part of the global citizen movement where all identity databases are harmonized and democratized in a way that no single institution has control over any individual identity and yet people can participate in any program and facilitate inclusion.
Our company values reflect who we are and what we stand for.
We build relationships and deliver solutions as partners, that truly benefit our customers.
Our people are our assets. We value their contribution, encourage professional development and reward their achievements
Our proven technologies and implementation skills help us deliver reliable solutions.
Will to win
We go above and beyond to show our strong will to win in our market, and in all facets of our business.
All our actions and interactions respect the highest ethical and moral standards
We are personally accountable for delivering on our commitments
All of us work together as a team to meet customer expectations and achieve company success
TECH5 MANAGEMENT TEAM
20 Years of Experience in making Multi-Biometrics solutions WORK!
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
Rahul oversees all of Tech5 technology and product strategy. A technology visionary and solution architect of large-scale biometric-driven National Identity programs, he was one of the key system architects for the UID Aadhaar India National ID project that includes more than one billion enrolments with Iris, Finger and Face, as the implementation lead for the L-1 Biometric Service Provider Solution. He was also the lead architect for the IndonesiaNational ID implementation, that now holds 180 million tri-modal enrollments. In his career, he held senior technical positions with Identix, L1 Identity Solutions, Securimetrics, Morpho and International Biometrics leading several civil ID, law enforcement and military biometric projects. Rahul holds a Master’s degree from West Virginia University, USA in EE and specializes in Biometrics.
MACHIEL VAN DER HARST
FOUNDER AND CEO
Machiel leads the overall sales effort and is also runs the daily operations of the company. A seasoned business development executive with 20 years of experience of driving sales for global identity management companies, he has a proven track record in customer acquisition for technology vendors. He also has on-the-ground experience in implementing and managing biometric ID projects in challenging field conditions in Asia and Africa. Additionally, he grew L-1 Biometrics Division International Sales USD 40 Million, a fourfold increase in 3 years. His field experience includes designing and operating UN biometric registration projects in Pakistan, Afghanistan and DR Congo. Machiel holds a post-graduate Business Administration degree from the Rotterdam School of Management.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Enrico oversees the company’s finances, administration and record-keeping, and also makes sure that financial reporting requirements are met. With a unique combined experience gained in executive finance positions with large corporates like Union Carbide and Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI Lugano), as well as managing finances for a series of start-ups, as company founder, he has the ideal profile to ensure Tech 5’s financial structure will evolve with the company’s expansion. Enrico is a graduate of the Zurich Business School and a Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting. His mother tongue is Swiss German and fluent in English, French and Italian.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AND LEGAL
Tom spearheads building strategic relationships with the global entities that drive the TECH5 value proposition. He also manages all legal matters. Tom has successfully built high-value executive relationships across different disciplines. Other than biometrics, he has been managing multi-billion USD Real Estate portfolios. As the founder of the first Iris Recognition technology company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he has the strategic vision and skills to propel TECH5 into the league of global technology leadership. Tom holds a law degree from Heidelberg University and a BA in Economics from Freiburg University. He speaks 6 languages.
DIGITAL MARKETING AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE / ENGAGEMENT
Sole manages customer experience and the bouquet of digital channels to reach out to our customers and extended audience. How content is incorporated in TECH5 digital and printed material in a consistent manner, is vital to ensure the company is clearly identifiable and in agreement with our core values and corporate identity. She has extensive experience in working with large companies in the Telecommunications and ICT sectors where she has led multi-disciplinary teams with the goal of coordinating the publication of content across multiple digital channels.
Ellie is our all-round content manager and communication specialist. With a broad experience in executing marketing, business finance, and SAP assignments for technology companies across Europe, she is the TECH5 digital marketing content editor-in-chief. Ellie holds a first-class honours Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & French from King’s College in London.
Martin leads our application software development. He is a professional software engineer with 30 years’ experience, and extensive skills and knowledge across the development lifecycle, from conceiving initial requirements definition, feasibility, planning, development and quality assurance through to support and installation. He has a recognized track record in developing and the implementation of ground-breaking biometric-driven projects for UN organizations serving beneficiaries and refugees in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia.