Entersekt, the push-based authentication and mobile app security company, announced that it has appointed FinTech veteran Christian Ali as its country manager of Canada.
The news comes as Entersekt continues its expansion into the United States and Canadian markets.
Ali has spent more than 20 years in the payments and digital identity spaces, working as an executive at Dream Payments, SecureKey, and EnStream. During his career, he has created high-performance technical and business teams, as well as launched innovative and award-winning payments and authentication solutions in Canada and abroad.
“We’re excited to have Christian leading our expansion into Canada,” Schalk Nolte, CEO of Entersekt, said in a press release. “His professional background and know-how fit perfectly with Entersekt’s mission to enable engaging digital experiences on an industry-leading security platform.”
As the first company to develop and launch interactive transaction authentication utilizing the mobile phone, Entersekt helps protect tens of millions of online and mobile users in 45 countries. Earlier this year, the company announced that it formed a technology partnership with global information solutions company Equifax, which has licensed Entersekt’s Transakt product to add an additional level of security to its online and mobile services.
“We are more connected than ever before, but with new devices and services coming online all the time we’re seeing an alarming increase in breaches of financial accounts and personal data,” Ali said. “Digital service providers like banks must constantly balance user friction against risk as consumers demand ever greater convenience,” he added.
“At the core of Entersekt’s offering is a mobile identity platform designed not only to secure sensitive digital interactions but to help service providers roll out more customer-centric user experiences,” Ali said. “I am thrilled to be joining Entersekt at this pivotal time in both banking and identity provision, and I look forward to working with our partners and customers to enable a safe, secure, and trusted digital ecosystem for Canadians.”