Gemalto has a one-tier Board, which has ultimate responsibility for the management,
general affairs, direction and performance of the business as a whole.
Alex Mandl, Non-executive member, independent, Chairman of the Board.
Olivier Piou, Executive member, Chief Executive Officer.
Homaira Akbari, Non-executive member, independent.
Buford Alexander, Non-executive member, independent.
Philippe Alfroid, Non-executive member, independent.
Joop Drechsel, Non-executive, independent.
Johannes Fritz, Non-executive member, independent.
John Ormerod, Non-executive member, independent.
Yen Yen Tan, Non-executive member, independent.
Drina Yue, Non-executive member, independent.
Alex Mandl (1943) American
Non-executive member, independent Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nomination and Governance committee
Initial appointment: 2006
Current term: 2015-2017 (third term)
Other current appointments: member of the Board of Directors of Arise Virtual Solutions Inc. and of Genpact Limited, as well as Board member of Accretive Health and of Levant Power Corporation.
Experience: Alex Mandl was Executive Chairman of Gemalto (2006-2007) and President and CEO of Gemplus (2002-2006). He has also been a Board member of Horizon Lines (2007-2012), Hewitt Associates (2007-2010), Visteon Corporation (2008-2010), and Director of Dell Inc. (1997 - 2013), including Lead Director from 2010 - 2013. He was previously a principal in ASM Investments focusing on the technology sector (2001-2002), and Chairman and CEO of Teligent, a company he started in 1996, offering telecommunication and internet services to business markets. Earlier, he was AT&T’s CFO and then President and Chief Operating Officer (1991-1996) with responsibility for long distance, wireless, local communications and internet services. He was also Chairman and CEO of Sea-Land Services, Inc. (1987-1991).
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Experience: Olivier Piou conducted the merger of Gemplus and Axalto which formed Gemalto in 2006, and has been its CEO and a member of the Board of Directors since then. Before that he was CEO and a Board member of Axalto (2004-2006), a company which he had introduced to the stock market in 2004. He previously held a number of positions with Schlumberger across technology, marketing and operations in France and the US (1981-2004), including heading its Smart Cards division (1998-2004). He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Alcatel-Lucent (2008-2016), a Board member of INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control (2003-2010), and President of Eurosmart, the international organization representing the chip card industry (2003-2006). He is a Knight of the Legion of Honor in France.
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Homaira Akbari (1961) American and French
Non-executive member, independent
Member of the Audit and M&A Committees
Initial appointment: 2013
Current term: 2013-2017 (first term)
Other current appointments:: Non-executive Director of Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE), Non-executive Director of Landstar System Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), Non-executive Director of Covisint Corporation (NASDAQ: COVS), Chair of the Johns Hopkins University Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council.
Experience: Homaira Akbari has extensive experience and deep domain knowledge in mobile, software and security spaces. She is currently President and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, LLC, an international advisory firm providing services to leading private equity funds and large corporations. From 2014 to 2015, she was the Non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Dauria Aerospace. From 2007 to 2012, she was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of SkyBitz, Inc. She has held executive and senior managerial roles in Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Thales, SA (Euronext: HO), and TruePosition, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA). She holds a Ph.D. in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.
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Experience: Joop Drechsel served as non-executive member of the supervisory Board of various companies, such as, non-executive member of the supervisory Board of Fleurametz (2010-2014), Telegraaf Media Group (2007-2014) and Eneco (2001-2014), North Coast Energy (2004-2009) and Versatel (2002-2005). He was non-executive member of the Board of Directors of TRX (2003-2007) and Chairman (2007-2011) and again non-executive member (2011-2013). In 2000 he was founding partner of Cairneagle Associates LLP in the UK, an international consultancy company. He was member of the executive Board of KPN N.V., Royal Dutch Telecom (1998-2000), after being member of the Board of Telecom and President of KPN International (1997-1998). Earlier he served with Royal Dutch Shell, in various roles (1982-1996), culminating in his appointment as Area Head Central/Eastern Europe & Russia, Shell Oil Products (1996-1997).
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Yen Yen Tan (1965) Singaporean
Non-executive, independent Member of the Nomination and Governance and the M&A Committees
Initial appointment: 2012
Current term: 2012-2016 (first term)
Other current appointments: Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific (South), SAS Institute; Director, Singapore Press Holdings; Chairman, Singapore Science Center; Director, Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency; Director, Cap Vista Pte Ltd; Director, Singapore Institute of Directors; Advisory board member, National University of Singapore School of Computing; and advisor mentor of TNF Ventures.
Experience: Drina Yue has a wealth of experience in the finance and telecommunications industry. She recently retired as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Western Union, responsible for the Asia Pacific region 43+ countries/territories (2010-2014). Prior to that, she was head of Motorola's Asia Pacific Broadband Communications, Home & Network Mobility business (2004-2010); and COO then CEO of iSteelAsia, developing it into the world's first listed steel vertical portal (2000-2004). She was previously Chief of Staff to the President of Motorola's wireless infrastructure business in China (1999-2000); and held various roles with BellSouth (1984-1994) receiving eight US patents in telecommunications services. She began her career at AT&T as a development engineer and systems analyst (1980-1984). She was also a Board member of HK's Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee (2000-2006).
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