Wouters held several public service positions, including as Secretary to the Cabinet and Clerk of the Privy Council.
Smartphone maker has not disclosed how many employees have been affected.
Wiese succeeds John Sims, who has left the company.
Facility in Israel is expected to become the basis of a new security-focused BlackBerry R&D centre.
New agreement will integrate of Blackberry’s services into Samsung’s mobile security platform.
QNX would be cheaper and improve flexibility in Ford’s next-gen Sync in-car entertainment system, Bloomberg News reports.