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HID Global names new CEO

January 27, 2020  By  SP&T Staff

HID Global announced that Björn Lidefelt has been named president and CEO.

Lidefelt previous served as chief commercial officer (CCO) at HID parent company ASSA ABLOY, where he oversaw branding, communications, commercial development and strategy. He also has extensive experience in international sales and marketing, having spent more than nine years in Asia Pacific markets including China and Malaysia.

Björn Lidefelt (image courtesy HID Global)

“Björn has had a very successful journey with our organization, and will bring a wealth of experience and perspective from various roles and markets to HID,” said Nico Delvaux
president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY, in a statement.

Lidefelt holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping, Sweden, majoring in computer science and marketing.


“I look forward to leading a dedicated and talented global workforce focused on delivering industry-leading solutions to governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet to create trusted physical and digital places,” Lidefelt added.

Lidefelt succeeds Stefan Widing, who accepted the role of CEO at Swedish engineering firm Sandvik last year. Widing led HID Global for more than four years.


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