Began career as a United Nations expert on information technology (IT), e-security and trust models; 1983-98, worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Centre/World Trade Organization (ITC/WTO), World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Early stage pioneer in the field of digital identity. 1995-99, Adjunct Professor and Head of the Trade Efficiency Lab, Graduate School of Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 1999, founded WISeKey; currently, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Member, United Nations Global Compact; Global Clinton Initiative. World Economic Forum: Founding Member, Global Growth Companies; 2007-15, New Champion; 2012-15, Vice-Chair, Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade; Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. Founder: Geneva Security Forum; Geneva Philanthropy Forum. Named one of the 300 most influential people in Switzerland for 2013, Bilan.