IDEMIA has promoted one of its own to the position of CEO, with Pierre Barrial taking the place of Yann Delabrière.
The change comes after a corporate reorganization last year that established IDEMIA’s Secure Enterprise Transactions division. SET combined the previously independent Connected Objects, Financial Institutions, and Mobile Operators divisions, and Barrial was appointed as head of the new business unit.
In announcing Barrial as IDEMIA’s new CEO, the company noted that he has been working with Delabrière as Deputy CEO since the start of this year. He will officially take the helm on July 1st.
Commenting on the appointment, Barrial said he is “honored and excited” to have been chosen as the company’s next chief executive. “IDEMIA has an extremely commited team of 15,000 employees worldwide and together, we’ll continue to serve our clients regardless of the circumstances,” he added.
Delabrière, meanwhile, is returning to his position as Chairman of the Board.
“After a carefully prepared succession plan, we have chosen a world-class executive, Pierre Barrial, to manage the Group,” he said. “IDEMIA has demonstrated remarkable resiliance since the beginning of this year and our business fundamentals are strong and bode well for the future.”
As for IDEMIA’s SET division, the unit will now be headed by Matthew Cole, who previously held the position of President of Cubic Transportation Systems. Cole will have a seat on IDEMIA’s Group Executive Committee, and will be based in the US.
June 30, 2020 – by Alex Perala