The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) today announced the appointment of Michiel van der Veen as Chief Executive Officer. EAB's Chairman Alexander Nouak said,”The appointment of Michiel as CEO signals a new chapter in the EAB movement and our drive to be the leading association for biometrics and identity in Europe.” Michiel van der Veen said, “I'm honoured to be appointed CEO of the EAB. The association is fast becoming a leading forum for industry, governments and academia to network and share trends about biometrics and digital identity.” Michiel adds, “Our focus will be to continue to raise the profile and reputation of the EAB as we expand further across Europe and to deliver even better value to our members, leveraging the strength of our network.”The appointment comes at a time when biometrics and digital identity are increasingly a part of everyday life for Europe's 750 million citizens.According to Michiel van der Veen, “In recent years, the EAB membership has grown to include almost every sector, f rom border protection, eHealth to financial services. Our job is to offer them impartial advice as they navigate a wide range of issues, from regulatory frameworks to new technologies.”