Laurent Lemaire has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer of IDEMIA. Lemaire’s overseeing of the company’s finances comes at a time when IDEMIA looks to consolidate a leading position in the Augmented Identity market.
Lemaire is an ESSEC graduate, with experience as CFO of a division of the French group Danone, and pivoted from food to IT when he joined Steria Group and then later Sorpa-Steria, a European IT service firm, where he spent nine years. In 2016, he was made CFO of the Korian group, a European leader in the senior care industry.
“I am particularly pleased to join IDEMIA, at this defining moment when the group is developing an ambitious strategy in order to consolidate its leading position in a rapidly evolving market,” said Lemaire upon his appointment as CFO. “I am fully committed to support IDEMIA’s growth and its new perspectives of development. I know the tremendous changes that have already been implemented since OT and Morpho joined forces and, as the new CFO, I will put all my energy and experience at the service of IDEMIA to pursue its transformation.”
The result of an industry shaking merger between Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security, IDEMIA was once called OT-Morpho but rebranded in an effort to evoke a sense of identity and ideas. In the last year alone, the company has introduced biometric payment cards in Japan, been named as Frost & Sullivan’s Global Company of the Year, and has set out to establish biometric technologies in the Middle East. The company recently participated in ISC West, where Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics’s Peter O’Neill was able to catch up with IDEMIA’s VP Channel & Marketing, Biometric Access & Time Solutions Gary Jones.