Didier Lamouche has over 30 years experience in the semiconductor, I.T. and Wireless industries. Prior to joining Oberthur Technologies, and from November 2010, Didier Lamouche was Chief Operating Officer of ST Microelectronics (a worldwide, semiconductor leading company, listed on the Paris, Milan & NY Stock Exchanges) and in addition, from December 2011, he took over the role of President & Chief Executive Officer of ST- Ericsson, the 50/50 Joint Venture between STMicro and Ericsson, developing and selling semiconductor platforms and systems chips to the wireless telecommunication handsets industry.
In February 2005, Didier Lamouche joined the Group Bull as Chairman and CEO (Information Technology and Services company with worldwide presence, listed on Euronext comp. B). He succeeded to turn around and reposition Bull on the European I.T. landscape, boosting its server strategy by taking a leadership position on the High Performance Computing segment and repositioning the company on a “services and solution-centric” business model. He left the company in May 2010, with a solid market position and a new and consolidated shareholding structure that he initiated.
Prior to this, Didier Lamouche acquired extensive industrial and turn-around experience in the field of Semiconductors, as Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor operations at IBM –East-Fishkill NY- 2003 and 2004, creating and leading as Chief Executive Officer Altis Semiconductor – a foundry JV between IBM and Infineon – 1998 to 2003, and at other leading technology companies like Motorola and Philips where he started his career as R&D engineer.
Didier Lamouche has also served on the Board of various listed Companies, Soitec (from 2005 to May 2015), Adecco (since 2011), ST Micro (2006 to 2010), Atari (2007 to 2010) and non-listed companies ST-Ericsson (2011) and Cameca – a private equity owned technology company – (2005 - until sold in 2006).
Didier Lamouche is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Lyon and holds a PhD in semi-conductor technology. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in April 2010. He is 57, married and father of 3 children.