Fintech veteran Christian Ali appointed head of Entersekt’s Canadian operation

Entersekt Editor|18 September 2018

Advancing the digital economy through trust is key to authentication provider’s North American expansion

Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, today announced the addition of payments and digital identity veteran Christian Ali as its country manager of Canada. His appointment comes in support of Entersekt’s ongoing expansion into the United States and Canadian markets and the establishment of important strategic partnerships in North America and further afield.

Ali has spent more than 20 years in the payments and digital identity spaces building high-performance technical and business teams and launching innovative and award-winning payments and authentication solutions in Canada and abroad. His background includes executive roles at Dream Payments, SecureKey, and EnStream.

Entersekt was the first company in the world to launch interactive transaction authentication using the mobile phone. Today, it helps to protect tens of millions of online and mobile users in 45 countries, including the United States.

“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”, said Ali. “Digital service providers like banks must constantly balance user friction against risk as consumers demand ever greater convenience.”

“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,” he explained.

“We’re excited to have Christian leading our expansion into Canada,” said Schalk Nolte, CEO of Entersekt. “His professional background and know-how fit perfectly with Entersekt’s mission to enable engaging digital experiences on an industry-leading security platform.”

Ali concluded: “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.”

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