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 since then. Before that he was CEO and Board member of Axalto (2004-2006), which he introduced to the stock market, and Director of Smart Cards with Schlumberger (1998-2004). He previously held a number of positions with that company across technology, marketing and operations in France and the US (1981-1998). He was 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.
Gemalto's Vice-Presidents (EVPs), under the direction of the CEO, have primary responsibility for running the Company's day-to-day business.
Paul Beverly, EVP, Marketing, President North America
Philippe Cabanettes, EVP, Human Resources
Philippe Cambriel, EVP, Secure Transactions Business Unit
Jean-Pierre Charlet, EVP, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Claude Dahan, EVP, Operations
Martin McCourt, EVP, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
Christophe Pagezy, EVP, Corporate Projects
Jacques Tierny , EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Philippe Vallée, EVP, Telecommunications Business Unit
Paul Beverly has held his current position since 2006. He was previously President of
Americas (2003-2006) and VP in Electronic Transactions for Schlumberger in North
America (1999-2003). Before that he held senior management positions in
operations, sales and marketing in North America and Europe for Schlumberger,
with whom he began his career.
He is deeply involved in the high tech industry, having served as Chairman of the leading trade organization and on the Board of the University of Texas Technology Incubator, and frequently presenting at industry events and in the media. He is active with numerous charitable organizations and is a Board Member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Paul holds Business and Economics degrees from Auburn and Harvard University.
EVP Human Resources
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.
EVP Secure Transactions Business
Philippe Cambriel has held his current position since 2006. Prior to this he was President of Axalto's Smart Cards business for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (2004-2006); and VP of Schlumberger’s e-Transaction Cards business (2001-2003). He had previously been Chief Officer, sales and marketing with Bull CP8 (1998-2001); Vice President PC and Intel servers business unit of Bull (1997); and General Manager for IPC France (1996). Before that he held various sales and marketing positions with Compaq in France and Germany (1989-1996), having started his career with Aerospatiale in 1983. Philippe is a graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Sup'Aéro) and has an MBA from INSEAD.
EVP, General Counsel and Company
Jean-Pierre Charlet has held his current position since 2005. 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.
Claude Dahan has held his current position since 2006. Prior to that he was VP
of Schlumberger’s and then Axalto’s Smart Cards business (2002-2006); and VP
marketing and product development for Schlumberger (2001-2002). Before that he
held various management positions in Schlumberger’s many different businesses,
including research and engineering, marketing and production in France and the
US (1982-2001). He began his career with the Office National d’Etudes et de
Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA) in 1977, later serving as VP of a research
Claude is a graduate from the Ecole des Mines de Paris, has a PhD in physics and fluid mechanics, and holds an advanced management degree from INSEAD.
EVP Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
Martin McCourt has held his current position since 2007. In this role he has responsibility for Gemalto’s strategic planning and M&A activity, executing over 20 acquisitions. 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.
EVP Corporate Projects
Christophe Pagezy has held his current position since 2007. Prior to this he was EVP Mergers and Acquisitions of Gemalto (2006-2007), and VP Business Development for Axalto (2004-2006). Christophe was previously General Manager of Schlumberger’s Terminals division (2002-2004). He also held various operational, technical and business positions in France and Italy with Schlumberger (1985-2002). Christophe is a graduate from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec) and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
EVP 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.
EVP Telecommunications Business Unit
Philippe Vallée has held his current position since 2007. He previously served Gemalto and Gemplus in a number of roles including heading the Product and Marketing Center; CTO; VP Marketing and then President of the Telecom BU; and VP Gemplus Technologies Asia based in Singapore. Before that he held a number of positions in marketing, product management and sales in Europe and in Asia, and has over 23 years’ experience in the Telecom industry. 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.