Giesecke & Devrient contracted to supply passports to Iraq

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been contracted by the Republic of Iraq to produce and deliver the Iraqi passports for the next years. These passports will be machine-readable and meet the requirements laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for international travel. The first batch of identification documents will be handed over to…

Back to the roots: Dr. Walter Schlebusch new CEO of Giesecke & Devrient

The Supervisory Board of Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has appointed Dr. Walter Schlebusch as the Group’s new CEO and Chairman of the Management Board. Taking up this position on July 1, he will succeed Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, who will be leaving the company on June 30, 2013  - sooner than originally announced. Walter Schlebusch has…

Identity in a networked world: Giesecke & Devrient supports interdisciplinary exchange

What determines our identity? How can I ensure my identity is protected in the Internet age? Questions like these are gaining importance as mobile apps for smartphones and the Web become more prevalent. G&D set up its international and interdisciplinary dialogue platform “Identity – Talk in the Tower” to promote discussion on the impact this…

Karsten Ottenberg leaves Giesecke & Devrient for Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte

Dr. Karsten Ottenberg (51), Chairman of the G&D Management Board, is leaving the company on his own accord, effective September 30, 2013 to become Chairman of the Board of Management of Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH. „We would like to thank Karsten Ottenberg for his great commitment. He has contributed significantly to the successful development…

G&D announces Dr. Alfred Kraxenberger as new MD at Louisenthal subsidiary

Dr. Alfred Kraxenberger will strengthen the Management Board of Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH and be responsible for a new position covering technology and innovation from January this year. His remit will include research and development, technology, project management relating to industrialization, and the field of strategic technology marketing. The holder of a doctorate in physics comes…

CARTES 2012: G&D presents intelligent security solutions for mobile life

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will be showcasing its latest innovations at CARTES 2012, the international trade show taking place in Paris from November 6-8. Under the motto “Securing Mobile Life”, G&D will present new solutions for making life in the digital world more secure. The Munich-based technology group intends to demonstrate how its mobile wallet…

Latvia commissions G&D to manufacture and supply new drivers’ licenses

The Latvian Ministry Of Transport is offering its citizens a very special service. At any one of ten registration centers nationwide, drivers will be able to apply in person for a new, EU-compliant polycarbonate drivers’ license and walk out with the finished card in almost no time at all. This is possible thanks to technology…

CeBIT 2012: Giesecke & Devrient Implements Secure Access to Cloud Services for Vodafone

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been chosen by Vodafone Germany to develop innovative security solutions based on standard SIM cards. This innovative approach makes life easier for users of smartphones and laptops because it eliminates the need for additional hardware such as smartcards, tokens, or card readers to secure access to cloud services. Vodafone's business…