The supervisory board of IDEMIA has chosen Pierre Barrial as new president and CEO, replacing Yann Delabrière, who resumes his previous role as board chairman.
“After a carefully prepared succession plan, we have chosen a world-class executive, Pierre Barrial, to manage the group,” Delabrière said. “IDEMIA has demonstrated remarkable resilience since the beginning of this year and our business fundamentals are strong and bode well for the future. On behalf of the board, I wish Pierre all the very best in his new role.”
Barrial brings over 25 years’ experience with multinational and multicultural tech companies serving both the government and enterprise sectors. He was in charge of Secure Enterprise Transactions, or SET, having previously managed IDEMIA’s mobile operators then financial institutions activities, both today part of the SET division.
“I’m honored and excited to have been chosen as CEO of the group,” Barrial said. “IDEMIA has an extremely committed team of 15,000 employees worldwide and together, we’ll continue to serve our clients regardless of the circumstances.”
In addition, Matthew Cole has joined the group, taking on Barrial’s previous position as head of SET. He previously served as president of Cubic Transportation Systems, an integrator of payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications in the transportation industry.