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Kigen Appoints COO & Bolsters India Management

The iSIM pioneer and eSIM international chief has formidable progress targets following the appointment of Stephen Halpenny as COO.

  • Stephen Halpenny appointed as Kigen’s COO will help the worldwide progress of Kigen.  Will spearhead key buyer success centre of excellence in Belfast.
  • Papiya Raipal joins as Kigen’s Nation Director of India to guide the technical centre of excellence in Noida.
  • Jimi Macdonald, Director for Softbank Funding Advisers, was appointed as Chair to the Board of Administrators as Kigen sees 350% progress within the adoption of eSIM OS.

BELFAST, Northern Eire – June 14, 2022Kigen the worldwide pioneer of eSIM & iSIM know-how for Web of Issues producers, introduced at present the appointment of Stephen Halpenny as the corporate’s Chief Working Officer (COO). As COO, Stephen will work with Vincent Korstanje, CEO and the corporate’s newly appointed board of administrators, to proceed to help the corporate’s strategic instructions for formidable progress within the subsequent section.

“eSIM demand is at an all-time excessive in any {industry} present process speedy transformation – from sensible metering to telematics and mobility, and Kigen is well-positioned to help clients tackling with this variation,” stated Stephen Halpenny, COO, Kigen. “The mixed experience that Kigen brings in telecoms and chip to cloud safety is a key differentiator, and a key a part of our technique is hiring world-class expertise to assist us obtain our objectives”.

Beforehand, Halpenny was Kigen’s Chief Income Officer, being answerable for all gross sales, enterprise improvement and industrial operations. As a co-founder of Simulity Labs, which was acquired by Arm in 2017 and incubated for pioneering at the vanguard of SIM Expertise, Halpenny has performed an integral function within the firm’s technique and enterprise improvement. Halpenny brings greater than 20 years of {industry} and entrepreneurial expertise throughout international companies. Halpenny will set up a collaborative centre of excellence on operations and buyer success on the firm’s headquarters in Belfast and within the firm’s workplaces in Noida, India.

Based as an unbiased firm in 2020, Kigen has quadrupled income progress in that interval, as digital transformation and safety take centre stage in how companies speed up progress out of the pandemic. The corporate has seen 350% progress within the adoption of its eSIM OS which is extremely optimized for the particular wants of energy-efficient and battery-reliant related gadgets. The enterprise has anchored offers with eight out of the ten largest mobile module makers for its iSIM (Built-in SIM), which presents 98% discount in silicon measurement by merging each chip and SIM right into a single element. Counterpoint Analysis’s eSIM Aggressive, Rating & Analysis Report for 2021 has ranked Kigen in fourth place in its international rating of eSIM enablement leaders.

This progress has garnered funding from Softbank Imaginative and prescient Fund 2 and the corporate has appointed Jimi Macdonald, Director at SoftBank Funding Advisers as Chair of Kigen’s Board of Administrators. With this funding, Kigen is setting its sights on progress banking on the industry-leading experience of its international groups attracting the very best of the {industry}. A key a part of this progress is Kigen’s Technical Excellence Centre in Noida, India. The corporate additionally introduced the appointment of Papiya Raipal as Kigen’s Nation Director for India beginning in June. Papiya brings 20 years of expertise inside the safety sector, most not too long ago at Idemia the place she grew technical groups throughout Noida and Jakarta.

“Establishing Kigen as a brand new firm within the midst of the pandemic has resulted in us pondering in another way about how flexibility, inclusivity and excessive belief are mirrored in every part we do,” stated Vincent Korstanje, CEO, Kigen. “We develop as people and as an organization collectively and Kigen is poised for continued success with our prolonged management crew.”

For data on Kigen and to be taught extra in regards to the management crew, please go to Kigen.

Supporting Quote from Counterpoint Analysis

“Kigen is among the quickest rising firms within the eSIM enablement panorama and has moved to fourth place globally in Counterpoint’s newest eSIM ecosystem analysis. Kigen leads throughout eSIM firmware, safety, and {industry} requirements compliance leveraging robust partnerships throughout the worth chain as additionally demonstrated with {industry}’s first EAL5+ licensed iSIM {hardware} constructing on the primary iSIM product launched again in 2019.” – Neil Shah, Analysis Vice President at Counterpoint Analysis.

About Kigen

At Kigen, we’re making the way forward for securing connectivity easy. So simple as could be. Along with our companions and clients, we’re on the forefront of unlocking a brand new period of safe IoT as Built-in SIM (iSIM) and eSIM develop into the mainstream selection for related gadgets. Our industry-leading SIM OS merchandise allow over 2 billion SIMs. Our GSMA licensed distant SIM provisioning and eSIM providers drive this momentum additional putting us amongst the highest 5 SIM distributors globally. As an Arm based firm, we convey an ecosystem method to driving innovation and collaboration. For extra data, go to kigen.com or converse to us on @Kigen_Ltd on Twitter and LinkedIn about #futureofSIM.

Study Extra About Stephen

Stephen Halpenny shares his management model and recommendation for construct profitable careers in IoT startups: https://kigen.com/assets/weblog/kigen-new- coo-stephen-halpenny


What alternatives do these appointments create for jobs in Northern
Eire and India?
Kigen is hiring to develop engineering excellence and customer-focused help capabilities in Northern Eire and India. Extra data on open roles could be discovered at https://kigen.com/firm/careers/open-positions/
What’s Kigen’s method to returning staff again to the
Kigen’s management have been advocates of versatile working and higher life-work steadiness lengthy earlier than world occasions necessitated these approaches. We’re adopting an employee-centric method, affording our groups the choices of working remotely the place doable, periodically profiting from face-to-face collaborative time and designing methods of working greatest for his or her well-being. We now have company-wide ‘Days of care’ to spend money on private and household well-being and the opportunity of working from overseas for as much as 4 weeks.
How does Kigen plan to speak and proceed investing in its
The robust progress of eSIM and iSIM implies that Kigen has a busy line-up addressing buyer wants by way of digital and bodily boards. On June twenty ninth, Beecham Analysis will host a webinar that includes Kigen and companions SONY and Sierra Wi-fi on “IoT on the Edge: Enabling the Actual-Time Enterprise” – join now. Kigen is supporting North America’s largest and most influential connectivity occasion, MWC Las Vegas 2022, as Theme Sponsor for the Web of Every little thing (IoE) and will probably be assembly with clients to reconnect and speed up safe connectivity.

Bee Hayes-Thakore / Camilia Epps
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