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GlobeX Data taps Silicon Valley veteran Amir Assar as new board director

The new executive brings a wealth of knowledge to the company, having spent 27 years in Silicon Valley and worked in various sizes of companies from start-ups to IBM

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GlobeX Data designs and develops Swiss hosted cyber security and Internet privacy solutions for secure data management and secure communications

GlobeX Data Ltd (CSE:SWIS) (OTCMKTS:SWISF), the cyber security and privacy solutions provider, said Friday that experienced Silicon Valley professional Amir Assar has joined the company’s board to create long-term value for the company.

Assar has nearly three decades of experience in technology sales and leadership and is presently AVP Sales at financial management software vendor Workday Inc. Prior to this, Assar was a key executive at Adaptive Insights, where he was instrumental in establishing Adaptive as a leader in the financial data analytics market, culminating in an IPO filing in June of 2018 and eventual acquisition by Workday for $1.55 billion in August 2018.

Assar started his career in 1993 at Actel Corporation as the Western US director of sales. Actel was later acquired by Microsemi Corp, a California-based semiconductor and systems solutions provider for the aerospace, defense, data center and industrial markets. He went on to work for successful start-ups in Silicon Valley including Annuncio Software (acquired by PeopleSoft), NetScaler (acquired by Citrix), DataPower (acquired by IBM), and IBM where he held senior sales and leadership positions.

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Assar said he has seen GlobeX data grow from its infancy as “a secure data backup provider” into a company that is now offering “a broad range” of internet privacy solutions.

"GlobeX Data is one of the most innovative companies in the cybersecurity space, and they have made great strides in developing cutting edge data privacy and secure communication solutions that are practical and easy to use for both individuals and businesses,” the new appointee said in a statement.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to join GlobeX Data's Board of Directors, and work closely with its CEO, Alain Ghiai, whom I admire as a successful entrepreneur and a thought leader,” he added.

Ghiai said he was “very excited” to have Assar as a board member as the company moved to the next step of growth.

“Amir is the perfect person to have on our Board as we make this transition. I’ve known Amir for close to 30 years and have always admired his knowledge of the industry, his work ethics and his ability to manage situations with great diplomacy,” the CEO added.

“Amir brings a wealth of knowledge to the company, having spent over 27 years of his career in Silicon Valley and having worked in various sizes of companies from startups to IBM. We are all looking forward to learn from his experience and have him help us grow GlobeX Data."

The company also said David Ryan had stepped down from the board and the group thanked him for his “valuable and loyal services” during the company’s IPO.

GlobeX Data designs and develops Swiss hosted cybersecurity and Internet privacy solutions for secure data management and secure communications.

Contact the author Uttara Choudhury at [email protected]

Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive

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