Edge Business Center - Abu Dhabi
Richard Mikhael is an experienced Executive Business Leader and Technologist, with a focus on Identity Management, cybersecurity, privacy, innovative sensors, and AI-based biometric algorithms.
He has over 35 years of experience in the industry and has held various leadership positions in multinational companies, including SAGEM, SAFRAN and IDEMIA. Richard is a forward thinker in mission-critical business initiatives, Joint Ventures, and partnerships with the public sector. He is passionate about creating trusted and secure environments for individuals and nations. Prior to joining Propulse Smart Applications and Solutions, Richard served as Regional President of IDEMIA and CEO of Electronic Identity Management and Security Solutions, where he successfully turned around the company's operations and restored profitability in an extremely challenging context. He implemented strategic initiatives that streamlined the company's operations, increased efficiency, and improved customer satisfaction. Richard is also an advocate for policy issues and products that streamline and secure large-scale identity usage in both physical and digital spaces. He offers advisory and implementation services to entities seeking digital transformation and business turnarounds.