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
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 Sebastin 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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