Pierre Barrial, President and CEO
Pierre has more than 25 years’ experience and knowledge gained across multicultural and international environments in different industries (IT, Security), serving both the governmental and enterprise markets.
Pierre began his career at Bull Group where he held between 1995 and 2006 multiple sales and management functions to develop business in France and Africa. In 2006, he became Chief Executive Officer of Bull Italy, the second largest subsidiary of the Group. From July 2007 to June 2012, Pierre was Managing Director of the Central & Eastern Europe business, serving both government and enterprise sectors, where he successfully repositioned the offering on High value products, Solutions and Services. In August 2012, he became Director of Strategy, Development and Corporate Functions of Latin America and served as General Manager of Hispanic America.
Pierre Barrial joined Oberthur Technologies in 2013 as President of the Latin America Region, before being appointed Executive Vice-President of the Mobile Network Operator Business Unit. Following the coming together of Oberthur Technologies and Morpho, renamed IDEMIA, he became in January 2018 Executive Vice-President of the Financial Institutions Business Unit, the largest activity of the Group.
In 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the newly created Secure Enterprise Transactions division bringing together IDEMIA’s transaction-based businesses (Financial institutions, Mobile operators, Automotive manufacturers…).
In July 2020, Pierre was appointed as the new President & CEO of IDEMIA.
Born in 1972, Pierre BARRIAL graduated from the Paris School of Business, in 1994, and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration.
Didier Fontaine, Chief Operating Officer and CFO
Didier Fontaine comes with over 35 years of top management experience with several major international groups.
After a career as a top-class athlete, he started working in the banking industry, where he occupied various positions for close on ten years in France, Canada and Brazil. He then performed a number of management roles in treasury, finance and IT, with Schlumberger (from 1995 to 2001) followed by Faurecia (from 2002 to 2005).
From 2005, Didier Fontaine began a new chapter in his career carrying out various senior executive roles working to develop and enhance the value of several companies. He was pivotal, for instance, in transforming Plastic Omnium during the 2008 economic crisis as Executive Vice President, Finance and IT.
In 2012, Didier Fontaine joined Constellium as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Purchasing and IT. During his tenure with Constellium, the company successfully floated on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. After having served, from 2016 to 2018, as Zodiac Aerospace’s Administrative and Financial Director with responsibility for legal affairs, IT and purchasing, where he played a big part in the Zodiac Aerospace/Safran merger, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of Verallia Packaging, where he successfully oversaw the company’s 2019 listing on Euronext. At Verallia Packaging, he also managed M&A, IT, purchasing and supply chain.
Didier FONTAINE graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 1985.