On Wednesday, 20th March, through a press release, Swiss blockchain identity network Concordium officially announced the appointment of former Danish prime minister and NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a strategic advisor for the company.
According to The Concordium Foundation, the controlling entity behind the Concordium Network that backs in January had launched a proof of concept said that with the help of Rasmussen’s expertise it aims to tackle blockchain deployment in certain fields.
Currently, the former politician is the head of Rasmussen Global, a consultancy organization that is active in multiple fields like security policy, transatlantic relations, and democracy.
Speaking on the announcement, Concordium’s chairman, Lars Seier Christensen said, “Given the enormous scope and far-reaching potential of the Concordium Network, it is essential for the Concordium Foundation to harness the knowledge of those with invaluable in-depth strategic expertise.”
Seier Christensen further added, “Anders will play a pivotal role in our global expansion plans to move into areas that require a blockchain solution for secure and private communications, as well as liaising with governmental departments that will benefit from its implementation.”
As per reports, through this collaboration, Concordium aims to position itself as a more general blockchain operator, facilitating record keeping for transactions, while Rasmussen plans to particularly focus on voting identity.
In the press release announcing his appointment, Rasmussen presented a very buoyant approach on the technology’s potential, as he said, “We are only beginning to see the benefits that blockchain technology will bring to our societies, including in our democratic processes.”