Didier Fontaine, an executive with 25 years of experience across a range of companies, has been appointed as IDEMIA‘s new Chief Operating Officer.
Starting his career in the banking sector in the ’90s, Fontaine went on to play an important role in steering Plastic Omnium, an automotive equipment company, through the financial crisis of 2008. He served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2012.
From there, Fontaine went on to senior positions with Constellium, Zodiac Aerospace, and most recently Verallia Packaging. In a statement announcing his appointment with IDEMIA, the company emphasized his experience in bringing Constellium to the New York Stock Exchange, facilitating Zodiac Aerospace’s merger with Safran, and helping to bring Verallia to the Euronext.
“I am thrilled that Didier will be joining us to help us build our future,” exclaimed IDEMIA CEO Pierre Barrial. “He has a great executive track record and his financial, corporate and international experience in a number of sectors will be a major asset for us.”
Barrial, for his part, was just named IDEMIA’s new CEO this past summer, after working with former CEO Yann Delabrière as Deputy CEO since the start of the year.
Fontaine appears to be excited to work with him and the rest of the management team. “I am excited to be joining IDEMIA, a company at the cutting edge of technology, at a crucial time in its development,” he said. “Alongside Pierre Barrial and his management team, I will do my utmost to apply all my financial, legal, IT and organizational career experience to IDEMIA’s current and future projects, so that the company meets its targets.”
October 23, 2020 – by Alex Perala