Leadership

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Supervisory Board

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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 Thalès. He founded Incard and was the COO of Oberthur Card Systems.

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.

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Management Team
 

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Christophe Duverne

Christophe Duverne / President and CEO

Christophe was appointed Linxens President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2011. Under his leadership, Linxens’ revenue has grown from €150M to more than €433M in 2019, through a combination of organic growth and multiple acquisitions.

Christophe has more than 25 years’ experience in high-tech companies.  Prior to joining Linxens, he spent 10 years with NXP Semiconductors where he held a number of senior management positions, before joining FCI Microconnections as Corporate Vice-President and General Manager.

In 2011, Christophe and his team did a management buy-out of FCI Microconnections which became Linxens.
 

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Arnaud Brunetière / Chief Operating Officer

Arnaud was appointed Linxens Chief Operation Officer in March 2020.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, Arnaud has 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. Arnaud joined Linxens in 2012 as Group Operations Vice President.

Arnaud holds an Engineering Degree from ICAM (Institut Catholique des Arts and Metiers) and is a graduate of IAE (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises), Aix en Provence. 

Prior to his current position, since December 2018, he was  Linxens Senior Vice-President of Finance, Transport and Access Business Unit.

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Cuong H. Duong

Cuong H. Duong / Chief Financial Officer


Cuong was appointed Linxens Chief Financial Officer in 2011 covering Finance, IT and Legal (until 2016).

Senior international executive with broad financial leadership skills, Cuong has nearly 30 years of international experience, of which more than 15 in the smart card industry.  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.  He previously  held senior financial positions at Faurecia, Western Union International, Schlumberger  and Philip Morris/Kraft General Foods.

He is experienced in mergers & acquisition, corporate strategy, financial communications and roadshows.  Multicultural and multilingual, Cuong was a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, USA.
 

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Arnaud Lay / General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Arnaud was appointed Linxens General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in January 2016.
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.
 

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YC Lee

Yik Choong (YC) Lee / President Linxens China

YC joins us with more than 32 years of experience in the semiconductors industry where he held various roles in engineering, product development, product management, quality, operations and business management.

He has worked at Intel (Malaysia, USA and China), STATS ChipPAC Shanghai and Wuxi China Resources Microelectronics. Prior to joining Linxens, YC was COO of TongFu Microelectronics and Board Member of TF-AMD JV.

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Benoit Ravier / Senior Vice President Global Sales


Benoit was appointed Senior Vice President Global Sales in September 2019.

He has held several international leadership positions in program and business development over the last 15 years.  He has a deep knowledge of secure connections 'broad ecosystem that he acquired through his career in companies including Oberthur, Morpho (both now known as Idemia) and NXP, where he held several senior management positions.

Prior to joining Linxens, Benoit was Head of Business Development EMEA & SAPAC for IoT, Security, Connectivity, Payment, ID & Smart Mobility Retail at NXP Semiconductors. 

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Patrick Roux

Patrick Roux / Senior Vice-President Human Resources and Communications


Patrick was appointed Linxens Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Communications in 2019.
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.