BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer
Amedeo D’Angelo is Verimatrix Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the company in 2015, Amedeo spent a large part of his career at executive positions in high-tech companies. He dedicated the first 12 years of his career in the field of semiconductors, at AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), and then at the head of Samsung's European Operations. Then he has held top management positions in leading European companies including Gemplus Card International, part of the Gemplus group now Gemalto, as President. He was also the Founder and CEO of Incard, an Italian company developing chip card, software applications and security products to serve the banking, telecom and the identity markets, and Chairman of Y Generation, which developed a mobile payment platform. M. D’Angelo also served as Chief Operating Officer at Oberthur Card Systems, developing security solutions and software for personnel systems and CEO of Ingenico, a global leader in secure transactions and payment systems, where he implemented structural strategic changes necessary to position the company back to profitability. He is still currently the Chairman of the Board of Linxens, a world leader in the design and manufacture of smartcard connectors and antennas for secure documents and Independent Director of Verifone (USA) and Lutech (Italy).
Independent director, vice chairman of the board and president of the nominations, compensation and governance committee
Muriel Barnéoud serves as director of corporate social responsibility (“Directeur de l’Engagement Sociétal”) for the La Poste group. From 2010 to 2016, she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Docapost (a subsidiary of La Poste group with revenues of €450 million and 4,500 employees) specializing in digital and mobile transition of companies and institutions and an expert in document management, digitalization, and security of digital communications. Muriel Barnéoud joined the La Poste group in 1994 after an initial experience at Arthur Andersen. She went on to become Deputy Chief Executive Officer of mail services, responsible for production. Muriel Barnéoud was non-executive chairman of two logistics holding companies (Viapost and STP). While at Docapost, she also sat on the supervisory committee of Xange Private Equity (La Poste group’s private equity arm), and on the Board of Directors of Sofipost, a La Poste group holding company. She is also an independent director of Akka Technologie. She is a board member of the ACSEL trade association (digital transformation hub) and the AFRC association (French customer relationship management association) and is also a member of the management committee for the CNAM Abbé Grégoire foundation. Muriel Barnéoud graduated from the IEP Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and ENSPTT engineering schools and holds a postgraduate diploma in finance and tax.
Independent director, president of the audit committee and member of the nominations, compensation and governance committee
Catherine Blanchet serves as Financial Director at Quantmetryn since June 2019, an artificial intelligence pure player consultancy firm. In 2015, she created her own business supporting growth companies by accelerating their development and optimizing their valuation. Mrs. Blanchet began her career in 1994 with Crédit Lyonnais in New York, before joining the bank’s international audit department. From 1998 to 2008 she worked with Completel, a B2B telecom operator, notably as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in charge of strategic planning, financing and investor relations, to support the group’s development and promote it to investors. From 2009 to 2015, Catherine Blanchet worked with Ingenico (Euronext: ING), first as Investor Relations Director to raise the group’s profile on the financial markets and enhance its appeal to investors, then as Vice-President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications to manage the transformation of the group’s image. Ms. Blanchet holds degrees from the Université Paris IX Dauphine (1993) and from Telecom Management (1994), with a telecom finance specialty degree from the Institut Mines-Telecom Bretagne (France).
Independent director, member of the audit committee and of the nominations, compensation and governance committee
Jean Schmitt is Managing Partner of Jolt Capital. Before founding Jolt Capital, from 2001 to 2011 Jean Schmitt was first Partner, then Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners. Before that, Jean Schmitt had founded several companies, including SLP InfoWare, a CRM-based big data and artificial intelligence company. Following its sale to Gemplus in 2000, he held the joint roles of Chairman/CEO of SLP InfoWare and Vice President for Telecoms Solutions & Applications at Gemplus. Jean Schmitt is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Fogale Nanotech (FR), Blackwood Seven (DK), Interel(SG), Softonic (SP) ; he left the boards of Authentec after its sale to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AUTH), Myriad (SIX: MYRN), and of Heptagon after it was sold to AMS (SIX: AMS) for nearly EUR 1.3 billion. Jean Schmitt is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris and holds a postgraduate degree in artificial intelligence. Jean lectures at Telecom ParisTech, Mines ParisTech and the HEC business school.
Independent director, permanent representative of OEP VII IS, LLC, director, member of the audit committee
Joerg Zirener, is a Senior Managing Director with One Equity Partners (OEP), based in Frankfurt. Joerg Zirener joined OEP in 2006 and has been working on numerous investments in the packaging, IT services, technology, chemical and healthcare industries. Joerg Zirener is a member of the Board of Directors of DWK Lifescience Group, Smartrac, Lutech, Neology, Verimatrix and Bibliotheca. Previously he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Constantia Flexibles, Engineering and Duropack. Prior to joining OEP, he was a Senior Project Manager in the Restructuring/Corporate Finance division of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he was responsible for corporate restructuring projects across different industries in Europe. Joerg Zirener also started his own business focusing on the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Joerg Zirener studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Oestrich Winkel, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de La Rochelle. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Bankruptcy restructurings and received his Ph.D. from the Europa Universität Viadrina.
The Nominating, Compensation and Governance Committee
The role of the Nominating, Compensation and Governance Committee is primarily to:
- Assist the Board by recommending the composition of this board and specialized committees.
- Review the executive compensation policies implemented within the Inside Secure group, propose compensation for members of the Management Board and prepare any report that the Company has to submit on such matters
- Manage the procedure to assess the operations of the Supervisory Board.
- Review, on an annual basis, the list of members qualifying as independent and serving on the Supervisory Board.
- Assist the Board in designing and recommending corporate governance provisions applicable to the company.
- Review, on an annual basis, the compensation package of the Board members.
The Audit Committee
The role of the audit Committee is, subject to the sole and collective responsibility of members of the Company’s Supervisory Board, to ensure the quality of the internal control and reliability of the information provided to the shareholders and investors and to monitor issues arising from the preparation and control of accounting and financial information.
Composition of the Committees
|Nominating, Compensation and Governance Committee||Audit Committee|
|Muriel Barnéoud||Chairman *|
|Catherine Blanchet||Member *||Chairman *|
|Jean Schmitt||Member *||Member *|
*satisfying the criteria for independence laid down in the AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance code for listed companies.