By: 23 January 2020

Johan Tjärnberg and Asger Hattel have joined Nordic regtech Signicat as chairman and chief executive officer, respectively

Signicat names new chairman and CEO

Verified digital identity solutions provider Signicat has revamped its management team and added new expertise to aid its international expansion.

Johan Tjärnberg, special advisor at Ingenico Group and former chief executive officer of Bambora, has joined the Nordic regtech as chairman.

Asger Hattel, a former executive and head of Nets Merchant Services, has taken on the role of chief executive officer at Signicat.

Hattel takes over from Gunnar Nordseth, co-founder of Signicat, who will remain as a shareholder and move into a senior business development role.

Commenting on the appointments and the expansion of Signicat, Nordseth said: “Signicat is on a fast-growing journey to expand internationally and further strengthen its position in the Nordic and broader international markets. We founded this company with a grand vision and I am very proud of what we as a team have achieved up until today.”

“We have now come to a phase where I want to hand over the leadership reins to a leader with greater experience in international expansion, and in scaling the business to the benefit of current and future customers. I will continue to be committed to Signicat as shareholder and I am looking forward to working closely with Asger, focusing on innovation and business development.”

Signicat recently partnered with SurePay to integrate the company’s bank account verification service with its own digital identity platform, enabling financial institutions and businesses in the Netherlands to cross-check the payee’s digital identity with their bank account details.

In Hattel, Signicat has hired a chief executive officer with more than 20 years of experience from companies in financial services, technology and telecoms. Before Nets, he worked as executive vice president and head of TDC’s Nordic and wholesale business.

Tjärnberg, the newly appointed chairman of Signicat, has a proven track record in building strong global fintech businesses, previously holding positions as chief executive officer of Bambora and executive vice president of the Ingenico Group’s retail business unit.

He took up a role of special advisor to Ingenico Group at year-end and will join its board this year.