UL has announced its Transaction Security Division has changed leadership. Per the first of July, Managing Director Dirk Jan van den Heuvel transferred his leadership role to Berend van Geffen, previously Commercial Director. Dirk Jan will stay within UL and develop a portfolio of services for software and security.
The change of leadership comes at a time of growth for UL’s Transaction Security Division. As the number of electronic transactions are growing, the need for guidance to safeguard security, compliance and global interoperability is also rising. The division, established in 2012 with three acquisitions, has grown vastly and almost doubled in size over the past three years.
Berend van Geffen, Executive Director of UL’s Transaction Security Division, commented: “I am extremely proud of our organization and the way it has developed itself. The leadership of former Managing Director Dirk Jan van den Heuvel has been exceptional and has taken us to where we are today. I am very excited to take over his role, and ready to take the division to the next level. Our world is becoming increasingly digital and we see a huge market need in the services we provide. We will continue to be the leader in our field and provide excellence, expertise and value to our clients within the mobile, payment, transit and data security domains. I wish Dirk Jan all the best in his new venture.”
Dirk Jan van den Heuvel, Director of UL’s new Software & Security Business Unit, adds: “A breath of fresh air in terms of new leadership is healthy for a dynamic and growing organisation such as ours. Berend is very knowledgeable on the industry and ready to take the division to the next level. I am confident that Berend, together with his new executive leadership team, will be able to grow the division even further whilst maintaining high standards in quality and service. I am keen to shift my focus towards a new initiative within UL that focuses on the growing need of services in the cyber security space.”