Gemalto’s Technical Advisors


​Gemalto’s technical community is made up of more than 3,000 digital security experts. Many of these are shaping the different markets in which we act and some of them are world renowned in their field, including our Technical Advisors, listed below:
  • ​​Jean-Paul Caruana

    Contactless technology for payment cards and ePassports

    Contactless technology is already revolutionizing key applications like payment, transport and eGovernment. From antenna integration in very tight environments to silicon design, Jean-Paul has the longest track record in the industry with regards to technologies for contactless smart cards and ePassport inlays.

  • Jean-Christophe Fidalgo

    Advanced Manufacturing Processes for New Products

    Jean-Christophe joined Gemalto in 1990 and has built a unique expertise in designing manufacturing solutions for innovative products. He gets involved at the early stages of the product development and has developed innovative process flows for module assembly, contactless devices as well as ePassports. Recently he has worked on the industrialization of payment cards featuring a built-in screen that displays a dynamic security code as well as biometric credit and debit cards with fingerprint sensors.

  • Pierre Girard

    Mobile Services & IoT

    Pierre introduced the Trusted Key Manager concept for LoRa networks in 2015 allowing Gemalto to position itself in non GSM/non SIM networks. It now results into a full Gemalto offer and standardized in the LoRa Alliance. Pierre has a wide expertise in Security (Embedded security and tamper resistance, applied cryptography, cryptographic protocols, risk analysis, network security, operating system security), in Architecture especially system wide security architecture and in development (Secure development for tamper resistance, Java programming (J2SE, J2ME, Java Card), functional programming).

  • Aline Gouget

    Advanced Cryptography

    Aline leads the Advanced Cryptography team providing expertise in security and cryptography across Gemalto. This includes analyzing new attacks and investigating advanced crypto primitives such as software security (white-box cryptography design), block chain technologies (consensus protocols), data protection (threshold encryption) and post-quantum & quantum cryptography. In 2017, Aline was awarded the Irène Joliot-Curie prize for her work in cryptography and its industrial application. 

  • Ksheerabdhi Krishna

    Java card, .net smart card, middleware and secure OS

    Digital Security is increasingly a software business – and since 1996 Ksheerabdhi has been driving that development at Gemalto, being a leading light in all major security software architectures used in smart cards.

  • Joseph Leibenguth

    Production technology, secure printing and advanced materials

    Gemalto produces more than 1.6 billion secure, personal devices every year – some 50 objects every second – and in that context, smart production technology brings immense value for managing quality, cost and throughput: all of which are crucial for the success of Gemalto's customers.

  • Alain Rhelimi

    SiShell, eGate, SWP (Single Wire Protocol), eGo

    Alain has nearly thirty years' experience in electronic design for secure applications in the fields of smart cards, terminals, contactless technologies and, more recently, intra-body communication.

  • Michael Zunke

    Software Monetization

    Michael lead the technology in Software Monetization to new business opportunities. He ran various Engineering departments, software and hardware. Including global setups with teams on 3 continents. He leads architecture for key SM products like Sentinel LDK (former HASP SRM) & Sentinel Cloud and he is part of European Community funded project ASPIRE (FP7), contact and lead for SFNT.​