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Board of Directors

Amedeo D’Angelo

Chairman of the board and Executive Chairman

Amedeo D’Angelo is Verimatrix Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman.  Prior to joining the company in 2015, Amedeo spent a large part of his career at executive positions in high-tech companies.  He dedicated the first 12 years of his career in the field of semiconductors, at AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), and then at the head of Samsung’s European Operations.  Then he has held top management positions in leading European companies including Gemplus Card International, part of the Gemplus group now Gemalto, as President.  He was also the Founder and CEO of Incard, an Italian company developing chip card, software applications and security products to serve the banking, telecom and the identity markets, and Chairman of Y Generation, which developed a mobile payment platform.  M. D’Angelo also served as Chief Operating Officer at Oberthur Card Systems, developing security solutions and software for personnel systems and CEO of Ingenico, a global leader in secure transactions and payment systems, where he implemented structural strategic changes necessary to position the company back to profitability.  He is still currently Independent Director of Verifone (USA) and Lutech (Italy).

Joerg Zirener

Non-independent director, permanent representative of OEP VII IS, LLC, director, vice-chairman of the board, member of the audit committee, member of the nominations, compensation and governance committee

Joerg Zirener, is a Senior Managing Director with OEP, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Zirener joined OEP in 2006 and has been working on numerous investments in the IT services, technology, packaging, chemical and healthcare industries. Joerg Zirener is a member of the Board of Directors of DWK Lifescience Group, Lutech, Neology, Verimatrix and Bibliotheca, MCL and VASS.  Previously he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Constantia Flexibles, Engineering, Duropack and Smartrac. Prior to joining OEP, he was a Senior Project Manager in the Restructuring/Corporate Finance division of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he was responsible for corporate restructuring projects across different industries in Europe. Joerg Zirener also started his own business focusing on the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Joerg Zirener studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Oestrich Winkel, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de La Rochelle. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Bankruptcy (Chapter 11) restructurings and received his Ph.D. from the Europa Universität Viadrina.

Jean Schmitt

Independent director, chairman of the nominations, compensation and governance committee, member of the audit committee

Jean Schmitt is Managing Partner of Jolt Capital.  Before founding Jolt Capital, from 2001 to 2011 Jean Schmitt was first Partner, then Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners.  Before that, Jean Schmitt had founded several companies, including SLP InfoWare, a CRM-based big data and artificial intelligence company.  Following its sale to Gemplus in 2000, he held the joint roles of Chairman/CEO of SLP InfoWare and Vice President for Telecoms Solutions & Applications at Gemplus.  Jean Schmitt is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Verimatrix (France), NILT (Denmark), Sinequa (France), Blackwood Seven (Denmark) and Interel (Singapore) ; he left the boards of Authentec after its sale to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AUTH), Myriad (SIX: MYRN), and of Heptagon after it was sold to AMS (SIX: AMS) for nearly EUR 1.3 billion.  Jean Schmitt is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris and holds a postgraduate degree in artificial intelligence.  Jean lectures at Telecom ParisTech, Mines ParisTech and the HEC business school.

Corinne Grillet

Independent director, chairman of audit committee, member of the nominations, compensation and governance committee 

Corinne Grillet is the CEO of Alygne, Inc., a technology startup based in California and France.

Prior to founding Alygne in 2019, Corinne spent about twenty years in executive leadership positions for various sized technology companies, both in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Her previous roles included Chief Customer Officer for Calypso Technology and member of the Executive Committee, responsible for leading Customer Success, Professional Services, and Calypso Cloud Services organizations across 21 countries. Under her leadership, the Calypso Cloud Services (CCS) division drove transformation and brought to market all strategic Cloud and SaaS Initiatives. She joined Calypso in 2014 as Managing Director, Buy-Side.

Before Calypso, Corinne spent 15 years at Sophis Technology (now Finastra) in Asia-Pacific where she was Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee since 2005. She has overseen the opening and running of six offices in the region: Hong-Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Brisbane. Before being appointed COO in Asia-Pacific, Corinne was responsible for Sophis’ operations in UK, US and Asia from 2000 to 2004. She started her professional career at GE Capital where she created a risk management department in Paris.

Corinne graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris.

Emmanuelle Guilbart

Independent director, member of the nominations, compensation and governance committee 

Emmanuelle Guilbart is co-CEO of About Premium Content, that she cofounded in 2014, a boutique studio, producing and distributing scripted, animation and documentaries programs.

Emmanuelle began her career in the CANAL+ group in 1990, where she oversaw the launch of Canal+ Poland and became Program Director of the channel. In 1996, she joined the Cinema Direction in France where she set up Canal+ International Acquisitions, in charge of program acquisitions across the group and headed up output deals with the major studios. In 2002, Emmanuelle became Director of Programs and then Director of the multichannel platform for CANALSAT. In 2005, she was appointed CEO and COO of the TV Business Unit of Lagardère Active, where she developed a portfolio of 10 brands/channels and successfully launched Gulli, the DTT kids and family channel. In 2010, Emmanuelle joined France Televisions as Vice President in charge of Programs, overseeing scheduling, acquisitions and commissioning for the 5 national public channels.

Emmanuelle graduated from EDHEC Grande Ecole, France (1988) and obtained a Master in Media at ESCP business school, Paris, France (1989).