COLOMBES, France - Tuesday, July 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced the appointment of Sebastien Peries as Group General Counsel, in charge of all Legal, Tax and Insurance activities with immediate effect.
Sebastien joins OT from Danone where he was General Counsel for Corporate Affairs since 2006. He was in charge of the Group’s major legal issues (regarding notably financing, governance, public M&A, financial communication, investor relations, human resources and litigation). In 2009 he also took on responsibility for the secretarial work of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee.
Previously, Sebastien worked at Allen & Overy, one of the major UK law firms, where he managed several significant M&A transactions for international and French clients. He began his career in 1996 as a lawyer at Andersen Legal (the French law firm of the Arthur Andersen group).
Sebastien is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris, and holds various degrees in business law (Maitrise, DEA, DESS).
Sebastien Peries, 43 years old, is married and has 3 children.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Sebastien Peries as Group General Counsel. His expertise acquired in major global law firms and in a listed Group is a great asset for a company like OT” said Anne-France Laclide, Chief Financial Officer at OT.
ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com
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