Blogger profile: Pierre-Luc Arnaud

Pierre-Luc Arnaud is Business Head Border & Visa Management at Thales Identity & Biometric Solutions. He started his career at the company in 2012 when he became Product Marketing Director at Gemalto Banking & Payment. He created the contactless card offer initially for the Transport business at worldwide level. His main customers were Paris (Navigo), London (Oyster), Seoul, Boston (CharlieCard), Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Santiago (MultiVia). In 2007, he started his experience at Gemalto Government. As Platforms & Services Marketing Director, he created the Government Platforms & Services offer (Biometric Enrolment, Identity Document Personalization, eGoverment Authentication …) at worldwide level. During this time, Gemalto delivers Enrolment solution for Benin upcoming Presidential elections, Qatar selects Gemalto solution to secure eGovernment services, Gemalto secures eGovernment services for Oman. Then, as Field Marketing Director, he developed the business in Europe, Africa and Latin America. During this time, Gemalto was selected for Algeria ePassport, for South Africa's national electronic identity card program, and for Uruguay's eID secure document and issuance solution. Then, as Strategy & Marketing Director, he contributed to the long range plan, to create new offers (Border Management, Identity Verification / Know Your Customer, mGovernment, Digital Driver License …), to contribute to acquisitions and to coach the field marketing managers at worldwide level. During this time, Paris Aéroport selects Gemalto to ease and secure passenger flow with Automated Border Control (PARAFE 2), Posten Norge selects Gemalto Identity Verification to strengthen fraud protection for Norway, Gemalto wins US Government grant for Digital Driver License pilot in 4 states, and Gemalto to acquire 3M Identity Management business.

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