Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North America
Zara Roberts Gerald is Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North America of IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, with 13,000 employees around the world, serving clients in 180 countries. In this role, she oversees the company’s legal and government affairs, and its industrial security requirements in the United States and Canada.
Zara joined IDEMIA after three years as General Counsel and Secretary of the Enterprise and Cybersecurity business unit of Gemalto NV (now Thales), where she managed a geographically dispersed team based in North America, Asia, and Europe. Previously, Zara served as Assistant General Counsel and Senior Counsel in various roles at Gemalto, Inc. and Sun Microsystems. She began her legal career as an Associate at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Zara has been featured in Modern Counsel Magazine, and regularly speaks on panels focused on US national security, foreign investment, and diversity and inclusion. A strong supporter of mentoring, Zara has for many years helped professionals at all experience levels navigate their careers. She is an avid hiker and voracious consumer of podcasts.