Gemalto, the world leader in digital
security, has announced that Mr. Alex Mandl has been appointed as
non-executive chairman of the board of Gemalto as of December 2, 2007.
Mr. Mandl’s mandate as executive chairman of the board of Gemalto, which
began on June 2, 2006 ended on December 2, 2007. The board is pleased to
be able to capitalize further on the knowledge and experience of Mr.
Mandl within the Gemalto Group, which is of particular added value for
Gemalto and its stakeholders. As of today, the board of Gemalto is
composed of one executive board member, Mr. Olivier Piou, chief
executive officer, and of nine non-executive board members.
Mr. Mandl served as president and chief executive officer of Gemplus
from September 2002 until June 2006. Formerly, he was chairman and chief
executive officer of Teligent, a company he started in 1996. He also
previously served as president and chief operating officer of AT&T, with
responsibility for long distance, wireless, local communications and
Internet services, and as chairman and chief executive officer of
Sea-Land Services, Inc., the world’s leading provider of ocean transport
Mr. Mandl is a board member and member of the audit committees of Dell
Computer Corporation and of Horizon Lines, board member and member of
the compensation committee of Hewitt Associates and board member of
Gemalto is the leader in digital security
with pro forma 2006 annual revenues of EUR1.7 billion, more than 85
offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our
lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital
interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the
development of software applications through design and production of
secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports and
tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and
services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government,
identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT
security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the
number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the
company is poised to thrive over the coming years.