Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

President

LFoundry Rousset
  • LFoundry Rousset is part of LFoundry group, specialist in foundry services, with 800 employees
  • Independant P/L , turnover 150M Euros
  • Mission: to ensure the profitability and the sustainability of the company
  • Main activities: establish long term partnerships with high potential customers, optimize operations, change the company culture
Jul 2009 - Jun 2010

Founder & CEO

Rhealtys

Rhealtys network is a group of senior Executives having extensive and complementary experiences in the high technology industry, incuding digital security

Mission statement is to provide hands on advisory services to help CEO and Board members to deliver increase value to shareholders in unusual and complex business situations

2003 - Jun 2009

Business Unit Director-Smart Security

Renesas Technology Europe

Renesas is the Worldwide leader for microcontroller IC's with 25.000 people and B$ 8 revenues

  • Leading a multi-regional team of 20 people in Sales, Marketing and Customer Technical support in the sector of Smart Security (Smart Card) representing M$100 revenues per year
  • Relationship at CEO & CTO level with all industry leaders: Gemalto, Oberthur, Giesecke & Devrient, SagemOrga
  • Strategy change execution to switch core business from standard SIM Card to added value applications like Banking Card, e-Passport, Contactless Card
2001 - 2003

Group Executive-Global Account Manager

Hitachi Europe Ltd
  • Group Executive, member of the Board reporting to the European CEO
  • Global Account Management for 2 major worldwide Customers-Schlumberger & Alcatel

Key achievements

  • Creation of a global team with people in Europe, Asia and USA, definition and execution of the Account Plan leading to M$ 10 to 20 new revenues per year.
  • Project leader for the definition and the installation of the first CRM tool within Hitachi Europe in partnership with BA Consulting
1994 - 2001

Managing Director

Hitachi France
  • 1994 to 1996: Sales Manager,  Key Account Manager at IBM and HP.
  • 1996: promoted Managing Director in charge of business development for France

Key achievements

  • Increased sales 2 times from 1996 to 2001 by diversifying the business to emerging applications like Smart Card and Mobile Communication
  • Expanded team from 8 to 20 members running sales, marketing and field application support
  • Set up strategic partnership with Schlumberger, one of the pioneer of the Smart Card industry (now Gemalto)
  • Directly involved in the conversion of a factory in Germany, switching production from DRAM to Smart Card IC
1990 - 1994

Sales Director

Thomson Composants Specificques
  • Sales Director, in charge of military and space IC's business development in France
  • Key Customers: Thales, Dassault, EADS
1988 - 1990

Sales & Marketing Manager

Elmo Semiconductor
  • Start-up Company-20 people-specialist of specific IC's for military and space applications
  • Sales team creation, business plan definition and execution
  • Key Customers: Dassault, EADS
1985 - 1988

Sales Engineer

Texas Instruments
  • Field Sales Engineer, Military & Telecom Business Group

Education

Education
2002 - 2003

  • 3 weeks course on Key Account Management including several cases study, under the supervision of Professor Malcolm Mc Donald (www.malcolm.mcdonald.com)
1978 - 1982

Ecole des Mines Ales (EMA)
  • The EMA is one of the top 20 engineer school in France and is delivering technical and commercial courses within 4 years, including 14 months training in different Companies worldwide.

Summary

  • Group Executive with proven track record of medium sized company management, new business creation and market share growth in the value added Electronic Industry
  • Result oriented leader with strong experience in Global Account management and Business Unit management
  • Ability to manage changes and crisis: business re-positioning, new strategy execution, company re-organisation
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills

Interests

  • Golf: best handicap 24
  • Sailing (Courses at "Les Glenans", skipper degree): Chartering & Racing
  • Tennis: best ranking 15/4
  • Spirit of adventure: Yunnan ( province of China),  ethnic minorities in north Vietnam, gold research in Africa (Gabon)

Groups & Associations

  • Member of the Eurosmart Steering Committee and Chairman of a Working Group ( professional association regrouping the main leaders of the Smart Security Industry)
  • Founder & President of the Lennox Club: 40 senior Managers representing the Electronic Industry in France
  • Foreman of the examining committee and teacher at Ecole des Mines Ales