Lawrence Hansen has had a successful career in leading international IT and data security organisations. He has a strong international M&A and business integration background, having directed world-wide teams since 2005.

Until recently, Mr Hansen was VP and general manager of Dell Software Group employing 3,000 staff in sales, marketing, channels and services, and oversaw its go to market strategy. Previously, Mr Hansen was President and CEO of SafeNet, Inc., Senetas’s global distribution partner. At SafeNet, he led a significant recapitalisation of the company that saw strong growth in revenues and profits before its successful sale to Gemalto NV in 2014.

Mr Hansen’s deep knowledge of Senetas’s current and potential global customer base, sales function, and product development and innovation program; make him a valuable addition to the Senetas board. He also brings to the board his global experience in services, products, marketing and business planning.

As president and CEO of Numara Software, a $100m business, Mr Hansen oversaw the company’s successful sale and integration into BMC Software.

Mr Hansen, a Canadian-born US citizen resides in Dallas, Texas, is a director of Covisint Inc. (Nasdaq: COVS), a leading Cloud platform provider enabling the “Internet of Things” and identity management solutions.