About Mr. van der Harst
Mr. van der Harst is senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in international sales and business development with a proven track record of delivering revenue and strategic value in highly competitive and innovation driven markets. He has been successful in establishing and growing start-ups in the biometric space as well as driving sales for large corporations as the leader of international sales teams. Recently, as a vice president at L-1 Identity Solutions , Mr. Van der Harst led the sales capture teams from conception through the closing of some of the largest biometric deployments ever realised: the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), a project with the scope of biometric registration of the entire population of India, the Indonesia NID (National Identification Program) deploying a 170 million person iris, face and fingerprint multi-biometric platform, as well as a 130 million person face recognition biometric engine for the Pakistan NID. Prior to L-1, he personally led BioID Technologies SA in a series of ground breaking biometric field deployments for the United Nations in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Africa.