Management

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Hemant Mardia

Managing director/CEO

Dr. Mardia serves as Managing Director of IDEX and CEO for the group. He joined IDEX as Managing Director/CEO in 2013. In 2012-2013, Dr. Mardia was President of Axxcss Wireless Ltd., a subsidiary of the Moseley Wireless Group. He was formerly CEO of Filtronic Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed business in the telecoms sector, for five years, and his prior career includes various management roles in telecoms, security and defence equipment companies. Dr. Mardia holds a Ph.D in electronics. Dr. Mardia was born in 1961. He is a British citizen and resides in England and Oslo.
As at 16 November 2016 Dr. Mardia held 365,625 shares and 7,500,000 subscription rights to shares in IDEX.

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Fred Benkley

CTO, IDEX America

Mr. Benkley has served as Chief Technology Officer at IDEX America Inc. since 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor technology and biometrics industries. Mr. Benkley founded Picofield Technologies in 2010, which company’s technology was acquired by IDEX in 2013. Mr. Benkley founded Validity Sensors in 2002 and Metro Engineering prior. Mr. Benkley holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Mr. Benkley was born in 1957, is a US citizen and resides in Massachusetts, USA.
As at 16 November 2016 Mr. Benkley held 0 (nil) shares and 850,000 subscription rights to shares in IDEX.  

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Henrik Knudtzon

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Knudtzon joined IDEX as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2014. Prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Knudtzon was a Director at the private equity firm Herkules Capital, where he worked for six years. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Knudtzon was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Knudtzon holds an MSc degree in Economics and Business Administration, with a specialization in finance, from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Knudtzon was born in 1980. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo.
As at 16 November 2016 Mr. Knudtzon held 0 (nil) shares and 1,875,000 subscription rights to shares in IDEX.

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Art Stewart

SVP Product Management

Mr. Stewart joined IDEX in January 2015 as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Following an engineering design background in government communications systems design, Mr. Stewart joined AuthenTec in 2002 where he held various executive positions. Following Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec, Mr. Stewart joined Synaptics, which acquired Validity Sensors. He was appointed to Vice President of Product Management for Synaptics’ Biometrics Product Division. Mr. Stewart has been a board representative at the FIDO Alliance, and currently serves on the board of the Biometrics Institute. Mr. Stewart was born in 1956, is a US citizen and resides in Montana, USA.
As at 16 November 2016 Mr. Stewart held 0 (nil) shares and 950,000 subscription rights to shares in IDEX.