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Machiel van der Harst

VP Sales

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.