SafeNet appoints Dave Hansen as new president and CEO

Infotech Lead Asia: SafeNet has appointed Dave Hansen as the company’s new president and CEO.

SafeNet has appointed Dave Hansen

Hansen succeeds current President and CEO, Chris Fedde, who has been with SafeNet since 2001.

“SafeNet is a company with tremendous opportunities and I look forward to its continued success.”

“We want to thank Chris for the strong leadership that he has demonstrated throughout his tenure at SafeNet. During that time, the company has transformed from a diversified vendor of security tools into one of the industry’s leading, pure-play data protection and rights management companies. Under his leadership, SafeNet significantly enhanced its market leading product portfolios and positioned itself to capitalize on the fast growing data protection for cloud and virtual markets,” said Dave Fishman, a partner at Vector Capital and a member of SafeNet’s Board of Directors.

Hansen is joining SafeNet from BMC Software, where he most recently served as vice president and general manager. Hansen joined BMC through its acquisition of Numara Software, where he served as the company’s president and CEO, and was responsible for driving the company’s cloud strategy.

Prior to Numara Software, Hansen spent more than nine years at CA Technologies, where he led the development and execution of CA’s Enterprise Solutions and Cloud Strategy, overseeing the creation of the company’s portfolio of cloud products and enterprise solutions, which helped enterprises seamlessly migrate and manage their IT across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments.

He also led its Security Business Unit, where he delivered new versions of market-leading enterprise identity and access management solutions. Prior to that, Hansen served as the company’s chief information officer, where he was responsible for implementing the company’s global IT strategy, applications development, and IT compliance.

Hansen said: “With SafeNet’s data protection and rights management portfolios, and the recent introduction of cloud and virtualization products, the company is set to lead the way in securing access and data for the cloud and from the cloud.”

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