Piou has been CEO of Gemalto since its creation in 2006. He was previously CEO
of Axalto, from 2004 to 2006. In 2004 he successfully introduced Axalto, at that
time a division of Schlumberger Limited, to the stock market through an IPO, and
in 2006 conducted the merger of Gemplus and Axalto which formed Gemalto. He
graduated in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, in 1980, joined
Schlumberger in 1981, and held numerous positions across technology, marketing
and operations in France and in the United States until 2004. He has been in
charge of the smart cards business since 1998.
Olivier Piou is a member of the board of directors of Gemalto, and also a member of the board of directors of Alcatel-Lucent.
From 2003 to 2010, he was a member of the Board of directors of INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control.
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Piou was a member of the board of directors of Axalto, and from 2003 to 2006 was President of Eurosmart, the international non-profit association based in Brussels, which represents the chip card industry.
Mr Piou is a knight of the Legion of Honor in France.
Gemalto's EVPs, under the direction of the CEO, have primary responsibility for running the Company's day-to-day business.
Paul 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.
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.
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.
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 (1947) French
Experience: 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 center.
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.
Martin 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.
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).
Jacques Sénéca has held his current position since 2007, and was previously
Gemalto’s EVP Europe. He joined Gemplus in 1989 and was a member of its
Executive Committee from 1990, serving as EVP EMEA; Head of its ID & Security
and Telecom Business Units; and Head of R&D and of its Business Development &
Corporate Ventures fund. He previously served STMicroelectronics in
manufacturing, marketing and business development in Europe and Asia. Jacques
represents Gemalto on the Board of Keynectis, a leader in Public Key
Infrastructure; and was Chairman of Eurosmart (2006-2008), the international
organization for the smart card industry. Jacques holds degrees in Engineering
from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) and in Business
Administration from IAE in Aix-en-Provence, France.
: 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 is a graduate of the HEC
School of Management in Paris (1977), has an MBA from the New York University
International Management Program and a Mestrado from Gétulio Vargas
in Sao Paulo. Jacques also teaches Corporate Finance at the Conservatoire
National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), and is a member of the board of the
French investment fund Sicav LCL Obligations Euro.
Experience: 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.