Global ID S.A. headquartered at EPFL Inovation Park was founded in 2016. The goal is to offer for the first time an innovative 3D biometric technology for the identification of people based on the venous network of the finger.
The idea was developed by Prof. Lambert Sonna, cybersecurity expert and experienced entrepreneur with a strong network, in collaboration with a team of biometric experts based in research institutes and universities in Switzerland.

The challenges of identity recognition: identity fraud and theft of personal data. With data breaches increasing year by year, there is a growing need to improve security to combat security breaches, identity theft and data hacking.

Among all industries, the healthcare industry experiences the highest data communication costs due to issues of identity theft and fraud.

For a more secure biometric identification including a very high protection of your private data, we are developing a new technology called Global ID 3D Finger Vein.

Pr. Lambert Sonna
PDG de Global ID


Board of directors

Serge Vaudenay
Pr. Serge Vaudenay
Director of the security and cryptography laboratory - EPFL

Serge Vaudenay is a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies (EPFL) where he is head the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) within the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (I&C). His research topic is about the security of cryptographic algorithms and protocols. At GLOBAL ID, he coordinates all research activities in this field.

Dr. Guy Sonna
DG of Global ID France

GUY SONNA has more than 20 years of professional experience in the medico-pharmaceutical and biological sector. He has worked with a multitude of organizations working in clinical research, health vigilance, the training of health professionals and university education. EUDRAVIGILANCE certified with the EMA (European Medical Agency) in LONDON, he is a Specialist in Identitovigilance and Expert with ANSM (National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products) with the National Pharmacovigilance Commission.
At GLOBAL ID, he coordinates all projects involving the health sector.

Executive Management

Lambert Sonna is an expert in cyber security. A graduate of the EPFL, he holds a degree in computer engineering and a doctorate in cyber security.   After several years of teaching, he conducted several research projects in collaboration with several Swiss laboratories, including 3D Finger Vein, BioID, BioLocker, GLOBAL ID Chain, which led to the development of GLOBAL ID solutions. He is the author of several international patents.

Dr Moez Benali
World Medical affairs Director

Oncologist from Gustave Roussy Institute specialized in pharmacology and therapeutics, expert in clinical development of anticancer drugs. Having more than fifteen years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in senior positions in medical affairs, drug development, business development, clinical operation and licensing. Member of several global brand development operating committee. Member of the global protocol steering committee of many biopharmaceutical compagny. Always fascinated by clinical development in the field of oncology. My main objective is to participate in the launch of new medecines saving life and improving quality of life of patients.

Stephane PINTO
Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Finance Manager ( Controlling & Treasury ) for international groups and Family offices, FMCG,industry and shipping, I have successfully implemented changes in reporting and accounting ERP systems. I have also set up internal controls and procedures, audit programs and transferred the treasury function to decrease the corporate tax exposure. I manage the Group’s liquidity and assets portfolios. I develop a proactive relationship with lenders and investors.

Riccardo De Filippo
Strategy ans dales Director

I drive revenue and margin growth with Customer Success to achieve long-term reciprocal value with customers.

Yasmina Sandoz
Marketing and communication Manager
Yasmina Sandoz is the marketing and communication manager for Global ID. She has completed her master studies in Marketing and communication and has more than 22 years of work experience in communication strategy at various companies.

Scientific partners

Dr. Betül Durak

Researcher at the security and cryptography laboratory - EPFL

Dr. Seraphin Itoua

Industrialization Manager Global ID S.A.

Fatih Balli

Researcher at the security and cryptography laboratory - EPFL

Dr. Sébastien Marcel

Researcher at IDIAP and lecturer at EPFL and UNIL

Dr. Michael Liebling

Principal investigator IDIAP Adjunct professor UCSB

Pr. Annett Laube

Director of the Institute for ICT-Based Management at BFH

Pr. Pierre Roduit

Head of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis Institute

Dr. Luciano Torres

Technical advisory board