Management

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Chief Executive Officer

 

Olivier Piou

Gemalto's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board member
(born in 1958), French

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.

Senior Management

Gemalto's Senior Management team, under the direction of the CEO, have primary responsibility for running the Company's day-to-day business.

Paul Beverly, EVP Marketing
Eke Bijzitter, Compliance, Governance and Central officer
Philippe Cabanettes, EVP Human Resources
Jean-Pierre Charlet, EVP General Counsel, Risk Prevention & Management, Company Secretary
Isabelle Marand, EVP Corporate Communication
Martin McCourt, EVP Strategy and Innovation
Jacques Tierny, Chief Financial Officer
Philippe Vallée, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Beverly  

Paul Beverly

EVP Marketing
(1962) American

Paul Beverly has held his current position since 2006. In this role he leads Gemalto's global marketing activities, focusing on business development and the customer experience at all touch points. He also served as President of North America (2003-2013) with responsibility for business operations since the inception of the Company. Before that he held senior management positions in the United States and Europe for Schlumberger, with whom he began his career.
Paul is deeply involved in the high tech industry, having served as Chairman of the leading security trade organization and the Board of the University of Texas Technology Incubator, and frequently presenting at industry events and in the media. He is presently active with numerous charitable organizations and is a Board Member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Technology Council. Paul holds Business and Economics degrees from Auburn and Harvard University.

Eke Bijzitter  

Eke Bijzitter

Compliance, Governance and Central officer
(1974) Dutch

Eke Bijzitter has held her current position since January 2014. Prior to this she was Group Corporate Counsel and Deputy Company Secretary of Gemalto (2005-2013). Before joining Gemalto she held different positions as corporate counsel in the Netherlands. Eke Bijzitter is a graduate in law from the University of Groningen and a postgraduate in Corporate Structures from the Grotius Academie.

Philippe Cabanettes  

Philippe Cabanettes

EVP Human Resources
(1955) French

Philippe Cabanettes has held his current position since 2006. Prior to this he was VP Human Resources for Axalto (2004-2006); Director of Personnel for Schlumberger’s Volume Products business (2001-2004) and Director of Personnel for Schlumberger’s Resources Management Services division (1997-2001). He previously held various positions with worldwide responsibility for Human Resources in the petroleum, industrial and services sectors of the Schlumberger group, and was based in France, Italy and the US. He has served as President of PartnerJob.com, a non-profit, cross-industry organization facilitating Dual Career management since 2002. Philippe is a graduate from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (“Sciences-Po”) and holds a Master in Economics from Université de Paris X.

Jean-Pierre Charlet  

Jean-Pierre Charlet

 EVP General Counsel, Risk Prevention & Management, Company Secretary
(1953)French

Jean-Pierre Charlet has held his current position since 2005. Since January 2014 he has also taken responsibility for Risk Prevention and Management.
Prior to this he was General Counsel of Rexel (2003-2005), Deputy General Counsel of Sanofi-Synthélabo (1999-2002), and General Counsel of Synthélabo (1996-1999).
From 1981 to 1996 he held positions within the Legal Departments of Carnaud-Metalbox, PPR group, Schlumberger group and Société Métallurgique Le Nickel-SLN. Jean-Pierre was admitted to the Bar in Paris in 1974 where he began his career in various law firms.
Jean-Pierre holds a Master in Law from Université de Paris X and a Master of Comparative Law from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Isabelle Marand shadow  

Isabelle Marand

EVP Corporate Communication
(1966)French

Isabelle Marand has held her current position since January 2014. Prior to this she was VP Corporate Communication (2010-2013) and VP Branding and Internal Communication (2006-2010) for Gemalto. Isabelle previously headed Axalto’s communication department (2003-2006) and spent seven years in different marketing communication positions within Schlumberger. Before this she held various marketing and communication positions at Alcatel Business Systems (1989-1996). Isabelle Marand is a graduate from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce d'Amiens (Master in Management) and holds a degree in foreign languages from la Sorbonne Nouvelle University.

Martin McCourt  

Martin McCourt

EVP Strategy and Innovation
(1962) Irish

Martin McCourt has held his current position since 2007, being responsible for Strategy and M&A and executing over 20 acquisitions. From January 2014 he has also taken responsibility for Research and Development, Innovation, IP and Purchasing. He was previously President of Asia for Gemplus (2005-2007) and before that had spent 20 years with Corning Inc in R&D, sales and marketing, strategy and M&A roles, most recently heading the worldwide Project Services business for Corning Cable Systems. Martin has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, a PhD in Integrated Optics from the Institut National Polytechnique in Grenoble and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin.

Jacques Tierny  

Jacques Tierny

Chief Financial Officer
(1954) Swiss & French

Jacques Tierny has held his current role since 2007. Before that he was head of the Valuation and Strategic Finance practice for KPMG Corporate Finance in Paris. Jacques was previously Group CFO and later Executive Deputy General Manager for the retail group Casino (2003–2006). He had earlier spent 23 years in different finance positions at Michelin, later becoming Group Deputy CFO. Jacques began his career as a commodity broker. He graduated in 1977 from the HEC School of Management in Paris, and also from the International Management Program from the MBA of New York University and the Mestrado from Gétulio Vargas in São Paulo. Jacques also taught Corporate Finance at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and other business schools, and is a member of the board of the French investment fund Sicav LCL Obligations Euro.

Philippe Vallée  

Philippe Vallée

Chief Operating Officer
(1964) French

​Philippe Vallée has held his current position since January 2014. Prior to this he was EVP of Gemalto Telecommunications Business Unit ( from 2007 to-2013). He previously served Gemplus then Gemalto, in a number of roles including various Product and Marketing management roles; SVP Marketing and then President of the Telecom BU, Chief Technology Officer. Besides France, Philippe has served several assignments in Hong Kong and Singapore. Philippe has over 25 years' experience in the Telecom industry. As the Gemalto COO, he supervises all company Business Groups for Product, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing and Information Systems functions.

He began his career with Matra Communication (now Lagardère Group) as a product manager on the first generation of GSM mobile phones. Philippe has a degree in Engineering (Telecom and Microelectronics) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School.

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