AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, September 13 /CNW/ - Regulatory News:
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, today announces the appointment of Jacques Tierny as its new Chief
Financial Officer. Jacques Tierny replaces Charles Desmartis, who has decided
to leave the company to pursue other interests. Jacques Tierny began his
career as a trader. He then spent 23 years in different finance positions at
Michelin in France and abroad, where he became the Group Deputy CFO. In 2003
he joined the retail group Casino as Group CFO, later becoming Casino's
Executive Deputy General Manager. Since January 2007, Jacques Tierny was
heading the Valuation and Strategic Finance practice at KPMG Corporate Finance
Charles Desmartis stated "I am grateful to Gemalto for the rich and
intense professional development opportunities it has offered to me over the
last years. We have now completed the financial integration of the Group
following the merger and built a strong Finance team to support Gemalto's
growth and success. I leave Gemalto fully confident in its ability to realize
its digital security vision and reach its financial objectives."
Olivier Piou, Gemalto Chief Executive Officer, added "We thank Charles
for his contribution to the creation of Gemalto and the successful financial
integration of the Group, and wish him the very best for the future. And we
welcome Jacques Tierny, who brings to Gemalto a wealth of senior financial
experience acquired in the industrial, retail and consulting environments."
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security
with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of EUR 1.7 billion, more than 85 offices
in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our
lives, Gemalto's solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions
more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the
development of software applications through design and production of secure
personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the
deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company's products and
services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity
management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass
transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the
number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is
poised to thrive over the coming years.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
For more information please visit www.gemalto.com
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