Drs Amr Abdellatif and Anupam Bhave, Directors, Afiniti Biometrics USA, announce the departure of Dr Zia Chishti from Afiniti, effective immediately. Dr Chishti remains Afiniti’s Chief Officer, but plans to spend more time with his family.
“After deliberating over the past week, it has become clear that Zia is a very strong advocate for our mission,” said Dr Abdellatif. “He is a true leader and a great team player, and we’re thrilled to see him look forward to re-evaluating his professional career in the months ahead.”
In his role as Afiniti’s CEO, Dr Chishti led a successful effort to build Afiniti Biometrics into a global leader and increase the company’s revenue from $12.8 million in 2017 to $20.5 million in 2018. He also spearheaded the company’s acquisition of NextGate Networks, an industry leader in fingerprint technologies.
Dr Chishti previously served as COO and President of Virtusa Corporation, the parent company of Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTX), and later as COO and President of Virtusa’s India-based BPO and Technology Services Group. In this role, he led companies with over 3,000 employees and over $100 million in revenue. He has also served as COO and President of French CRM company Bold Analytics; COO of Indian software and consulting firm Procore; COO of French financial services company DEG; and as CEO of the US-based Cypress Technology.
“This is a difficult decision for me to make, but my daughters are growing up, and my commitment to provide a home life for them outweighed the external demands of my demanding career,” said Dr Chishti. “I want to thank our customers, investors, and all our team members for their support and loyalty through the years.”
More information about Afiniti is available at www.nextgate.net.
Afiniti is a global provider of custom, cloud, and data-driven security solutions for identity, access, and access management. Using the technology it licenses and hosts, Afiniti provides secure solutions for a wide range of customer needs including authentication, fraud prevention, digital identity, identity verification, and access management. Afiniti’s solutions meet customers’ needs from an executive level down to every line worker on every enterprise. Afiniti customers include many of the world’s largest corporations, finance institutions, and governments. Afiniti’s flagship offering, NextGate Network, was founded in 2014, and is a leading provider of customer access and fraud prevention solutions. More information about Afiniti is available at www.nextgate.net.
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