Following a Successful IBC 2016 and a Series of New Customer and Partner Wins, Irdeto is Poised for Continued Growth Under Jonsson’s Leadership

 

AMSTERDAM – 26 September 2016 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced the appointment of Bengt Jonsson as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. A member of Irdeto’s leadership team since 2008, Jonsson will now lead Irdeto’s sales and account management teams worldwide. He is responsible for developing key accounts, fueling new business acquisition and offering Irdeto’s full breadth of 360 security solutions and services to current customers.

Irdeto recently concluded another successful IBC show, which saw new partnerships announced with MStar and Scenarist, as well as new deals with MEDIA BROADCAST and Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS). The company is well positioned to continue this momentum under Jonsson’s leadership.

“At Irdeto, we believe that a holistic approach is essential for pay media operators and content owners to prosper in today’s evolving pay media landscape,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. “Bengt has a strong track record of growing Irdeto’s business by offering innovative, valuable solutions to operators and content owners. He has proven his ability to build strong relationships with customers and partners through collaboration and open communication. Our customers see immense value in this approach.”

Jonsson joined Irdeto as Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific in July 2008. He was responsible for sales in six regions, including China, Japan, North Asia, South Asia, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

Prior to joining Irdeto, Bengt was CEO of LyngBox Media AB, a Swedish hybrid set-top box start-up, and has also held senior management positions with Thomson’s Client Device business unit in Asia and with Nokia’s multimedia business units in Asia and Europe. Jonsson is based out of the company’s global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

About Irdeto

Irdeto. Building a Secure Future.™

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications across multiple industries, such as media & entertainment, payments and automotive. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 2 billion devices for some of the world’s best known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

For further information about Irdeto please contact:

Katie Walsh
Director, Corporate Communications, Irdeto
Mobile: +1-603-738-9599
Email: katherine.walsh@irdeto.com