Aix-en-Provence, France, December 19, 2016 - Inside Secure (Euronext: INSD), at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced that Catherine Blanchet has been appointed to its Supervisory Board, following the recommendation of its governance committee. This appointment will be submitted to shareholders for ratification at the next annual general meeting of Inside Secure. Ms. Blanchet, 46, brings extensive leadership experience in international finance, investor relations and corporate communications to the board.
Ms. Blanchet succeeds Bpifrance Participations, represented by Thierry Sommelet, which has resigned from its mandate.
Inside Secure’s Supervisory Board is now comprised of five members including four independent directors, with women representation at forty-percent. This is in line with the company’s proactive governance policy and in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF governance code, as well as best market practices.
President and CEO of Inside Secure, Amedeo D’Angelo commented, “Catherine brings impressive experience and recognized skills in areas that represent high stakes for our company. In addition to finance and audit, she has extensive experience in strategic investor relations and in accelerating value in growing companies. I am extremely pleased to welcome her as part of our Supervisory Board.”
Mr. D’Angelo continued, “On behalf of myself and the entire Supervisory Board, I sincerely thank Thierry Sommelet for his active participation in the Supervisory Board since 2010, and his strong support in the company’s transformation which is now completed.”
Catherine Blanchet began her career in 1994 with Crédit Lyonnais in New York, before joining the bank’s international audit department. From 1998 to 2008 she worked with Completel, a B2B telecom operator, notably as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in charge of strategic planning, financing and investor relations. From 2009 to 2015, Catherine Blanchet worked with Ingenico (Euronext: “ING”), as Investor Relations Director and then as Vice-President Investor Relations and External Communications. Ms. Blanchet is a member of the board and chairman of the audit committee of Coheris (Euronext: “COS”), a CRM and analytics solutions provider. Ms. Blanchet holds a Master's Degree in Management and is a graduate of Telecom Management, specializing in telecom finance for the Institut Mines-Telecom Bretagne (France).
About Inside Secure
Inside Secure (Euronext Paris - INSD) is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, content, applications, and communications. With its deep security expertise and experience, the company delivers products having advanced and differentiated technical capabilities that span the entire range of security requirement levels to serve the demanding markets of network security, IoT security, content & application protection, mobile payment & banking. Inside Secure’s technology protects solutions for a broad range of customers including service providers, content distributors, security system integrators, device vendors and semiconductor manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.insidesecure.com
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