Linxens’ main shareholders:
Majority shareholder: CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s n°1 private equity firm
Minority shareholder: Astorg Partners, a French private equity firm and managers investors
Amedeo d’Angelo / Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Amedeo has considerable experience in high tech companies. He spent the first 12 years of his career in semiconductors, working for AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and running Samsung’s European Operations.
He then spent 14 years in the smart card industry, in various senior management positions.
During this period he was also President of Gemplus International. He founded Incard and was the COO of Oberthur Card Systems. He then became the CEO of Ingenico, the world n°1 for payment terminals, where he very successfully turned the company around.
Christophe Duverne / Chief Executive OfficerChristophe has been Chief Executive Officer of Linxens since October 2011.
He was formerly Corporate Vice-President and General Manager of FCI Microconnections.
Christophe has more than 20 years’ experience in the electronics industry. He worked in a variety of senior management positions for more than 10 years at NXP Semiconductors (previously Philips Semiconductors). From 2006 to 2009, Christophe was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Identification Business Unit at NXP Semiconductors.
Arnaud Brunetière / VP Operations
Arnaud has been in charge of Linxens’ Group Operations since October 2012.
He has spent more than 16 years in the industry, including in the automotive sector at Valeo, in roles such as Production Supervisor, Lean Manager, Production Line Manager and Plant Director, and then at Tenesol, where he was Industrial Operations Director. Arnaud has a strong international background; during his career, he has worked in Spain, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Dominique Cavalié / VP HR and Communications
Dominique has been Vice President of Human Resources and Communications since 2013.
His experience spans more than 20 years in HR roles. He essentially sets up HR programs based on open dialog, employee involvement and business expertise development.
He began his career with the Elior Group, a world leader in catering. Afterwards, his career path led him to the food retailing (La Martiniquaise), agri-food (Bolton, Sofiproteol) and chemicals (Rhodia) industries.
Cuong Duong / Chief Financial Officer
Cuong is the Chief Financial Officer at Linxens. He is also in charge of IT. Cuong worked previously at FCI, where he was Corporate Vice President and Group Controller, from 2007.
Prior to that, he held senior financial positions at Faurecia, Western Union International, Schlumberger (Axalto) and Philip Morris/Kraft General Foods. Cuong has more than twenty years’ international experience, and nearly 10 years’ in the smart card industry.
Eric Eymard / Division Board - Lighting
Eric was appointed Senior Vice President of the Lighting BU in 2017.
He was formerly the Linxens Vice President for Business Development since 2014. He started his career in 1995 as Technical Director, before becoming Plant Director for an industrial group specialized in surface treatments in the electronics sector. He also set up a PCB manufacturing factory in Tunisia. In 2008, he joined the Interplex group to develop its smart card connector business in a subsidiary called Microtech. As the co-founder of Microtech left, he held the position of General Manager from 2008 to 2014.
Laurent Lafargue / Division Board - SCS (Smart Connect Solutions)
Laurent was appointed Senior Vice President of the SCS BU in 2017.
He was formerly Vice President for the Europe and North America region ifrom 2014 to 2017 and Linxens Sales Manager Europe from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Linxens (FCI Microconnections), Laurent spent 11 years with Infineon, where he started as a Field Sales Engineer for the automotive segment. As a Key Account Manager, in charge of the Gemalto, Oberthur and Morpho accounts at the European level, Laurent gained extensive knowledge of the smart card industry. Laurent has more than 15 years’ expertise in the electronics industry.
Ralf Henn / Division Board - eGovernment
Ralf was appointed Senior Vice President of the Government BU in 2014, and has been involved in the card and RFID industry for 20 years.
Prior to joining Linxens, his experiences included working as Project Leader at Lucchesi S.P.A. (Italy) between 2000-2003, with Multipolaris as regional head of system integration for national ID projects from 2003 to 2006, and then various senior roles within Smartrac Linxens from 2006 onwards.
Thomas Hitzer / Division Board - FTA (Finance Transport Access)
Thomas has been appointed Excecutive VP of the BU FTA in 2011. He spent 25 years in the RFID industry starting in the semiconductor business with chip producers Temic and Atmel developing the RFID business also in the US where he resided as well . He held various senior positions in transponder manufacturer Sokymat S.A. Switzerland and became CEO of KSW microtec in 2007 which he successfully run until KSW microtec was taken over by Smartrac in 2011. He took over the business unit FTA as member of Smartracs group executive team.
Arnaud Lay / General Counsel
Arnaud joined LINXENS in January 2016.
Arnaud has a master’s degree in international business lawyer. He started his career in the Pechiney group and then joined Materis group where he has held the function of Director of Legal Affairs since 2002.