|[September 05, 2013]
Oberthur Technologies Announces the Appointment of Pierre Barrial as New President for Latin America
COLOMBES, France --(Business Wire)--
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world's largest providers of security
and identification solutions and services based on smart card
technologies, has appointed Pierre Barrial as President of Latin America
based in the company's regional offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
In addition to this new role, Pierre Barrial will also be directly
responsible for Oberthur Technologies' Payment business in the region.
Pierre Barrial brings close to 20 years' experience gained across
multicultural and international environments in the IT industry and in
He began his career in 1994 in the retail sector before joining Bull
Group where he firstly held various sales and management positions in
French overseas territories, in Madagascar and in South Africa
In 2006, he became CEO of the Italian subsidiary leading a
redeployment plan before participating in the sale of that entity to
an Italian group
From July 2007 to June 2012, Pierre Barrial was Managing Director of
their Cenral & Eastern Europe business where he successfully
repositioned the offering from a commodity business to value-added
solutions including acquisitions
In August 2012, he became Director of Strategy, Development and
Corporate Functions of Latin America and was General Manager of
Hispanic America since January 2013
Pierre Barrial holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Ecole
Supérieure de Gestion in Paris). He is an advisor for the Foreign Trade
organization in France (CCE).
"Given the importance of Latin America in terms of our future growth, I
am delighted that someone of Pierre's caliber has decided to join our
executive management team", commented Didier Lamouche, Chief executive
Officer of Oberthur Technologies. "Latin America is a region where we
have an extremely rich portfolio of customers and a recognized
positioning in new markets including contactless payment. Pierre's
business experience brings just the right mix of product, services and
solution selling that will be a great asset for Oberthur Technologies as
we look to accelerate our expansion in the region."
Photos of Pierre Barrial available on demand.
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is
a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development,
solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access
cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and
electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984,
Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales
offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies' international
network serves clients in 140 countries.
For more information: www.oberthur.com
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