Olivier Piou’s biography

Independent Director, Member of the Audit and Risks Committee and of the Strategy Committee

Olivier Piou has extensive executive experience and recognized expertise in the field of digital security, having spent a number of years in general management positions at Schlumberger, Axalto and Gemalto, including as Chief Executive Officer of Gemalto from 2006 to 2016.

Olivier Piou began his career with Schlumberger in 1981 as a production engineer, and has held various senior management positions in the technology, marketing and operations divisions of Schlumberger in France and the United States. He was Chief Executive Officer of Axalto, Schlumberger Limited’s Smart Cards division, at the time of its initial public offering in 2004. He then successfully completed the merger between Axalto and Gemplus to create Gemalto.

In 2015, he was ranked as one of the world’s best-performing chief executive officers by the prestigious Harvard Business Review.

Olivier Piou is a member of the Board of Directors of Nokia and TechnipFMC. He served as Chairman of Eurosmart, a trade association for the smart cards industry, from 2003 to 2006. He served as a director of Axalto NV from 2004 to 2006, of Gemalto from 2006 to 2019, of INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique), the French national institute for research in computer science and control, from 2003 to 2010, and of Alcatel-Lucent from 2008 to 2016.

Olivier Piou is a graduate of the École Centrale de Lyon and is a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor).

He is a French citizen and speaks French and English.