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Independent Director, Member of the Audit and Risks Committee and of the Strategy Committee
Currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia, Olivier Piou has extensive management experience and recognized expertise in the field of digital security having held management positions for several years at Schlumberger, Axalto and Gemalto, notably serving as Chief Executive Officer of Gemalto from 2006 to 2016.
Olivier Piou began his professional career in 1981 at Schlumberger as a production engineer. He then successively held technical, marketing and operational management positions in both France and the United States. In 2004, he listed on the stock market Axalto, the smart card division of Schlumberger Limited, of which he was the General Manager. He has, since then, completed the merger with Gemplus, which resulted in the creation of Gemalto. He was honored in 2015 by the prestigious Harvard Business Review as one of the world’s top CEOs.
Olivier Piou was President of Eurosmart, an association representing the smart card industry, from 2003 to 2006. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Axalto, of Gemalto, of INRIA (Institut national de recherche en informatique et automatique) and of Alcatel-Lucent.
Olivier Piou has an Engineering degree from the École centrale de Lyon and has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.