Asim Abdullah

General Partner, Global Asset Capital

Mr. Abdullah is currently serving as Chairman of Emanuel Ungaro SA. Mr. Abdullah has over 18 years of multi-disciplinary experience in the high-tech industry including the telecom, enterprise hardware/ software and eCommerce sectors. More recently Mr. Abdullah served as the CEO and co-founder of Appareon, a supply chain software company for retail goods. Prior to that, as a member of the board of directors and the executive staff, he helped launch CommerceOne into a market leader with a successful public offering in July 2000. Mr. Abdullah joined CommerceOne through its merger (Jan. 2000) with VEO Systems, a company he co-founded and lead as its CEO. Veo is credited with fundamental developments in XML and business-business exchange infrastructure. Mr. Abdullah also served as the Executive Director of the CommerceNet Consortium and established it as the leading global institution for the promotion of eCommerce. Mr. Abdullah co-founded TRUSTe, Internet’s largest privacy management service and XETI, Inc. a developer of Internet security solutions (merged into Critical Path in Dec. ’99). Mr. Abdullah has held various marketing and sales management positions at Taligent Inc., IBM and ROLM systems. Mr. Abdullah holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University (’87) and BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan (’84).