George Mathanool is the Managing Partner of Connecticut Overseas Ventures & Enterprises (COVE) LLC, and a board member of Connecticut's state investment boards and commissions. His interests and activities span international ventures and fostering innovation and development of digital security, online payments, fintech and trusted transaction technologies within Asia and Europe.
As a seasoned banker and tech evangelist in AsiaPac, Mr. Mathanool promoted e-banking startups and the nascent concept of digital trust and privacy to break ground for electronic transactions, cybersecurity, online risk management and international e-payments. He initiated several stages of highly complex programs to deliver global standards and policy frameworks for non-repudiation in e-commerce, e-banking and e-government, and wider utilization of smartcards across Asia-Pacific and Europe. He collaborated with multi-regional and local banks, their vendors and partners, including IBM, PWC, Ernst & Young, Entrust, Deloitte, Gemplus, SWIFT, PayPal, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Verisign, Norton, RSA, and Intel.
Mr. Mathanool was in the past an elected International Vice President and a member of the International Board of Directors of the Information Systems and Security Association (ISSA). The ISSA had chapters in 32 countries, with over 15,000 professional info-security members. Within ISSA his many oversights included; global alliances, governmental relations, Co-Chair-ISSA / ISO 27000 WGs, Liaison-Liberty Alliance Project, Chair-Chapter Mentorship Program, Advisor-ISSA Singapore and Regional Director for South America and Asia, and to raise awareness for info-security training and their certifications.