Glenn Gore has been appointed Group CEO; Temasek owned venture Affinidi Group is set up to empower individuals and organisations with control over their data
Two businesses – GoodWorker and Trustana – are currently being built using Affinidi’s technology;
Bengaluru, NFAPost: Affinidi Group, a new group of companies founded by global investment company Temasek, today announced that it has appointed Glenn Gore as CEO to lead the companies and spearhead their growth.
Headquartered in Singapore with a hub in Berlin, Affinidi uses decentralised technologies to develop self-sovereign identity (SSI) solutions, empowering individuals and organisations with control of their data.
Solutions include the creation of portable digital identities, simplified issuance of digital credentials and selective sharing of verifiable data. These solutions also mitigate the risk of privacy breaches and security leaks that end users can be exposed to when their data is stored on centralised systems.
Affinidi aims to create a global and interoperable identity and data ecosystem, in partnership with governments,
organisations, and developers.
Digital job matching platform
The Group also announced the ongoing development of two other businesses that are built using Affinidi’s technology – GoodWorker, an India-based digital job matching platform for blue-collar workers and employers; and Trustana, a Singapore-based curated B2B marketplace and trade platform connecting verifiable, international partners for seamless cross-border trade, with an initial focus on SMEs in China and Singapore.
The three businesses – Affinidi, GoodWorker and Trustana – will be run independently by their respective Boards and management teams.
Glenn Gore will also serve as CEO of Affinidi and his responsibilities will include driving the ongoing development of Affinidi’s technology, expanding its use across more use cases and applications, as well as steering the growth and expansion of the business and its capabilities across markets.
In addition, Glenn Gore will serve as Board Member of GoodWorker and Trustana, providing strategic direction to the management teams.
Glenn Gore has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry and was previously the Chief Architect
of Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for creating architectural best practices and working with customers on cloud and innovation solutions. Across his career, he has played a major role in helping customers transform their businesses or disrupt markets with the use of innovative technologies.
Commenting on his appointment, Glenn Gore said he is excited to join Affinidi to build next generation identity solutions that will provide more personalised and transparent networks for all.
“New technologies and business models are required to drive authenticity, portability, security and privacy of data for today and tomorrow. Temasek’s vision and support of self-sovereign identity solutions and their transformative potential to change how we think about the concept of data resonates with me,” said Glenn Gore.
Temasek Deputy CEO Chia Song Hwee, who also serves as Board Member of Affinidi and Venture Advisor to GoodWorker and Trustana, said innovative technologies are key enablers of growth.
“In line with trends we have identified, including a more connected world and smarter systems, we see opportunities
to move beyond investing by building game-changing businesses such as Affinidi. We are pleased to welcome Glenn on board the Affinidi Group – his experience, capabilities and leadership will position the company well and bring its vision to life,” said Temasek Deputy CEO Chia Song Hwee.
Affinidi is a business building core technology solutions to enable the creation and sharing of digital identities that are portable and verifiable. Affinidi is both the brand name of the company and the core product.
Institutions and entities use Affinidi’s solutions to issue verifiable credentials to customers. These credentials can in turn be used with other applications to access services in an open and interoperable ecosystem. Individuals and organisations are empowered with control of their verifiable data, and can unlock value across platforms and borders.
Affinidi is headquartered in Singapore, with a hub in Berlin, Germany.
GoodWorker is a job matching platform that connects blue-collar workers and potential employers in India
with one another. The platform provides blue-collar workers with a digital, verifiable profile to empower them to more
efficiently seek employment.
It enables employers to have full confidence in the authenticity of employment credentials presented by potential employees. GoodWorker is built using Affinidi, an open and interoperable technology that enables users to have control
of their verifiable data. GoodWorker is based in Bengaluru, India. For more information on GoodWorker, please visit
Trustana is a curated cross-border B2B marketplace of verifiable, international traders. Trustana empowers buyers and suppliers to grow their businesses with confidence. It connects trustworthy trade partners and supports them through their end-to-end trade journey. The initial focus of Trustana is on SMEs in China and Singapore, with ambition to expand globally.
Trustana uses decentralised technologies to ensure that customers have control over their data in a verifiable manner. It uses a unique trade reputation mechanism to boost the transparency of global trade. Trustana is built using Affinidi, an open and interoperable technology that enables users to have control of their verifiable data. Trustana is headquartered in Singapore, with a hub in Shanghai, China.
Temasek is an investment company with a net portfolio value of S$306 billion as at 31 March 2020. The company’s three
roles as an Investor, Institution and Steward, as defined in Temasek Charter, which shapes the company’s ethos to do well, do right and do good.
The company’s investment philosophy is anchored around four key themes: Transforming Economies; Growing Middle Income Populations; Deepening Comparative Advantages; and Emerging Champions.
Its investment direction in Temasek is shaped by structural trends: longer lifespans, rising affluence and sustainable living drive social progress, enabled by technological solutions for sharing economies, smarter systems and a more connected world. We actively seek sustainable solutions to address present and future challenges, as we capture investment and other opportunities that help to bring about a better, smarter and more sustainable world.