“Our passion is to empower customers to build effective and responsible digital identity management solutions secured by biometrics”
In an increasingly digital world, TECH5 is striving to become a leader in the technology sector dedicated to digital identity management that puts control of identity usage squarely in the hands of the owner.
We aim to become part of the global citizen movement that will allow all identity databases to be harmonized and democratized in such a way that no single institution will have control over any individual identity, but at the same time will facilitate inclusion of any individual by permitting him or her to participate securely in any program.
Our multi-faceted customer service approach reflects who we are as a company.
We understand that the relationship with our customers forms the core of our business. For Tech5 the customer comes first, and our goal is to build a partnership with each client so that we understand their wants and needs and deliver solutions that truly benefit each individual client.
At TECH5 each individual is a unique asset. We not only value the contribution of each employee, but support their professional development and reward their achievements.
Our proven technologies and implementation skills help us deliver reliable solutions.
Will to win
NIST ranks TECH5 as one of the top 20 leading biometric technology companies in the world. We are driven by the willingness to go above and beyond in all facets of our business in order to stay strong in our market sector.
TECH5 is committed to maintaining only the highest ethical and moral standards both within our organization and in our interactions with our clients and colleagues. Furthermore, we hold ourselves personally accountable for delivering on our commitments.
All members of the TECH5 team work together to meet customer expectations and achieve company success.
20 Years of Experience in making Multi-Biometrics solutions work
RAHUL PARTHEFOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
A technology visionary and solution architect of large-scale biometric-driven National Identity programs, Rahul oversees all of Tech5 technology and product strategy. Rahul was one of the key system architects for the UID Aadhaar India National ID project that includes more than one billion enrollments 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 Indonesia National ID implementation, which now holds 180 million tri-modal enrollments. Rahul has 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 received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Biometrics from West Virginia University, USA.
MACHIEL VAN DER HARST
FOUNDER AND CEO
Machiel’s 20 years of experience driving sales for global identity management companies has made him a seasoned business development executive with a proven track record in customer acquisition for technology vendors. At TECH5 Machiel leads the overall sales effort and is also responsible for running the daily operations of the company. Machiel’s experience includes designing and operating UN biometric registration projects in Pakistan, Afghanistan and DR Congo as well as on-the-ground experience in implementing and managing biometric ID projects in challenging field conditions in Asia and Africa. During his time with L-1 Identity, Biometrics Division he was responsible for a fourfold increase, USD 40 Million, in International Sales over 3 years. Machiel received 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.
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.