Ing Valentin Necoara (38 years) – responsible on behalf of 2nd Partner (certSIGN) is PKI & Crypto Business Unit Manager. He graduated from Automatics and Computers Faculty, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest and has a MSc in Information Security Management at the Military Technical Academy in Bucharest. Mr. Necoara has the expertise required in the project described in this proposal having an extensive experience in industrial projects implementation especially on information security field. From his position as Product Manager, Valentin Necoara planned and coordinated development and implementation of several security information products from certSIGN’s portfolio, the most important achievement being the PKI Certificate Authority product certSAFE which is used as a qualified CA nationwide. certSIGN CA is included as a Trusted Root Certification Authority in most of the existing browsers and in the process of becoming trusted for the rest of the systems that manage such trusted certificate providers, for desktop and mobile systems also. Mr. Necoara coordinated the implementation of certSAFE in the RO-FSCH 4.2 (SCHENGEN facility,), the biggest PKI project implemented in Romania. Over the years, at certSIGN, Mr. Necoara was involved in research and development activities in collaboration with local and foreign institutions, collaboration which included : digital signatures, cryptographic algorithms, security protocols, PKI infrastructures and trusted electronic services, authentication services, smartcard security and many more.