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HID Global names Björn Lidefelt president and CEO

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced today that Björn Lidefelt has been named company president and CEO.

“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 said in the announcement.

Lidefelt joins HID Global after serving as chief commercial officer (COO) at HID parent company ASSA ABLOY, where he oversaw branding, communications, and 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 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,” Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY, added.

Björn holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping, Sweden, where he majored in computer science and marketing. He succeeds Stefan Widing, who led HID Global for over four years.

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