Amedeo d'Angelo, Chairman of the Board
Amedeo has spent a large part of his career in executive positions in high-tech companies.
After spending 13 years working in the semiconductor field, with AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and at the head of Samsung’s European Operations, he joined the smart card industry where he held several senior management positions, including those of President of Gemplus International part of the Gemplus group now Gemalto; Oberthur and Incard.
He was also a major player in the security payment and mobility markets holding posts of CEO of the Ingenico Group, Mobileway and Intelcav.
He is currently President and CEO of Inside Secure, a company specialized in Secure Software for ePayments, Mobile and IoT.
Amedeo was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linxens in 2013.
Christophe Duverne / President and CEO
Christophe has more than 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry. Prior to joining Linxens, he spent 10 years with NXP Semiconductors (previously Philips Semiconductors) where he held a number of senior management positions, and from 2006 to 2009, was Senior Vice President and General Manager of NXP Semiconductors’ Identification Business Unit, before joining FCI Microconnections as Corporate Vice-President and General Manager.
In 2011, FCI Microconnections was acquired by Astorg Partners and became Linxens.
Christophe was appointed Linxens President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2011. Under his leadership, Linxens revenue has grown from €150M to more than €500M in 2016, through a combination of organic growth and multiple acquisitions.
Arnaud Brunetière / Senior Vice-President FTA (Finance Transport Access)
Arnaud has more than 16 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, having held positions including Production Supervisor, Lean Manager, Production Line Manager and Plant Director with Valeo, an automotive supplier, as well as Industrial Operations Director with solar panel manufacturer, Tenesol, now SunPower.
During his international career, Arnaud has worked in Spain, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Prior to his current position, he was the Group Operations Vice President from 2012.
Arnaud was appointed Linxens Senior Vice President of Finance, Transport and Access Business Unit in December 2018.
Cuong Duong / Chief Financial Officer
Cuong has more than 20 years’ international experience, and nearly 10 years’ in the smart card industry.
He has held senior financial positions at Faurecia, Western Union International, Schlumberger (Axalto) and Philip Morris/Kraft General Foods. Prior to his current appointment, Cuong worked at FCI Microconnections, which became Linxens in 2011, where he was Corporate Vice President and Group Controller from 2007.
Cuong was appointed Linxens Chief Financial Officer in 2011, with his scope covering both Finance and IT.
Eric Eymard / Senior Vice-President Innovation
Eric started his career in 1995 as Technical Director, before becoming Plant Director of an industrial group specializing in surface treatments for the electronics sector. He also set up a printed circuit board manufacturing factory in Tunisia.
From 2008 to 2014, Eric was General Manager of Microtech, a subsidiary of the Interplex group who wanted to develop its smart card connector business.
In 2014, Linxens acquired Microtech and Eric was appointed Vice President for Business Development.
Eric was appointed Senior Vice President of the Lighting Solutions Business Unit in 2017.
In 2018, Eric was appointed Senior Vice President Innovation.
Ralf Henn / Senior Vice-President E-Government
Ralf has more than 20 years’ experience in the card and RFID industry.
From 2000 to 2003, he was Project Leader at Lucchesi S.P.A. (Italy), before joining Multipolaris as regional head of system integration for national ID projects from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he joined Smartrac, where he held several management roles in Sales and Business Development. Smartrac SIT, a division of Smartrac, was purchased by Linxens in 2017.
Ralf was appointed Senior Vice President of the Government Business Unit in 2014.
Jean-Marc Herande / Senior Vice-President Lighting
Jean-Marc has more than 25 years’ experience in global business in various industrial sectors.
He started with Saft Advanced Battery Division, in the Defence sector, then spent 10 years in automotive business with Delphi, where he worked in France, UK and India in several functional and general management roles. He then became CEO of Draka France, a fiber optic and copper cable manufacturer with leading positions in particular in the aerospace industry.
Before joining Linxens, he has spent 9 years with Jabil, a global electronics company where he led one of the key businesses before being appointed Director of Global Automotive Sector.
Thomas Hitzer / Business Advisor
Thomas has more than 25 years’ experience in the RFID industry.
He started his career in the semiconductor business with chip producers Temic and Atmel, who were developing the RFID business in the US.
In his international career, he held various senior positions with transponder manufacturer Sokymat S.A. Switzerland, before being appointed CEO of KSW microtec in 2007 which he successfully managed until it was taken over by Smartrac in 2011.
Smartrac SIT, a division of Smartrac, was purchased by Linxens in 2017.
Thomas was appointed Executive Vice President Finance, Transport and Access Business Unit in 2011. Thomas is now Business Advisor to Linxens.
Laurent Lafargue / Senior Vice-President SCS (Smart Connect Solutions)
Laurent has more than 15 years’ expertise in the electronics industry. He started his career with Infineon as a Field Sales Engineer for the automotive segment. During his 11 years with Infineon, he also held the position of Key Account Manager, in charge of the Gemalto and Oberthur & Morpho (now Idemia) accounts at the European level and thus gained extensive knowledge of the smart card industry.
In 2010, Laurent joined FCI Microconnections, which became Linxens in 2011, as Sales Manager Europe, and prior to his current position he was Vice President for the Europe and North America region.
Laurent was appointed Senior Vice President of the Smart Connect Solutions Business Unit in 2017.
Arnaud Lay / General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Arnaud started his career as a lawyer with the Pechiney group, where he stayed for six years before joining the Materis group as Director of Legal Affairs in 2002.
Arnaud was appointed Linxens General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in January 2016.
Patrick Roux / Senior Vice-President Human Resources and Communications
Patrick has more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources in high-performing, fast-paced, matrix organizations.
His HR experience spans several sectors including Telecom, Semiconductors, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical, where he has held several senior HR positions in large multinationals including Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor and Mylan.
Prior to joining Linxens, Patrick was Vice-President HR, Europe and Canada for Smith & Nephew, based in Switzerland.
Patrick was appointed Linxens Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Communications in 2019.