About ASK

At a glance

The executive team comprises vice presidents who have gained their experience in the smart card and semiconductor industry in global management positions.
They manage an operational team based on the 2 business units of the company:
- Cards/Tickets/Terminals
- Identity/inlays


Julien Zuccarelli

CEO, Board Member

Graduated from the Business School of Paris (ESC Paris) and holding a MBA from the ESCP, Julien Zuccarelli has 20 years of experience in the world of the chip cards, having worked with the main actors of this field (Atos, Schlumberger, Bull CP8).
He previously was deputy CEO of Morpho (Safran group) main actor of the smart cards industry.

Julien joined ASK for a new challenge in March 2014.

Thierry Lucereau

Deputy General Manager

Graduated from Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP), Thierry holds an MBA from INSEAD. He has more than 30 years in manufacturing, sales & marketing and general management in electronic components and packaging. After a first experience in Corning Glass Works (CGW) as a manufacturing manager and VP sales and marketing, he holds a position of Managing Director at Tekelec components and Manuhrin Defense. In 1997, Thierry turns to packaging industry as COO and CEO in large multisite companies, working in France, Germany and USA. He is instrumental in optimizing organizations on a global scale, managing multicultural teams and developing strategic partnerships to implement the best strategy of growth. He joined ASK as a CEO in December 2011.  

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Patrick Sure

Director, Cards/Tickets/Terminals Business Unit

Patrick holds an MBA from HEC in Paris and an Engineering degree from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique. He started his career in the aerospace industry with Aerospatiale and Matra Space and after 4 years decided to follow an MBA program to apply to marketing positions. In 1992, he joined SAGEM group (now MORPHO) as a diversification manager in the Optronics and Defense Division. He then held several positions including Biometric product marketing manager in the group. In 2000, he participated to the creation of a start-up company dedicated to biometric applications’ development. This company was the first to implement finger biometrics for school cafeterias. In 2003, Patrick joined ASK as a product marketing manager, he then headed the transport/banking business line from 2007. In 2011, he was named Director of the cards, tickets and terminals Business Unit.
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Fabien Guichon

Director, Identity and Inlays Business Unit

Fabien graduated as an Engineer from the UTC in Compiègne (France). He started his career at the CEA (French Atomic and Energy Agency) as a mechanical engineer. He then joined SAGEM group (now MORPHO) as a technology expert manager to work on products’ development. After 3 years, he moved to the identification division of the group as a project manager for ID cards, where he notably initiated the development of long durability identity smart cards in various countries (Asia, Africa and Latin America). In 2002, he went to the smart card division as a product manager for identity documents, such as ID cards and e-Passport including biometrics, contactless, and digital signature features. He joined ASK in 2008 as the identity business line manager, dealing with contactless inlays for eID documents. In 2011, he was named director of the Inlays and identity business unit.

Sylvain Dermineur

Manufacturing Director

Graduated from ICAM engineering school in Lille, Sylvain began his career at Société de Transmission, a subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault, in France. Diversified manufacturing positions give him the opportunity to become familiar with the continuous improvement methods and therefore optimize the plant’s manufacturing performance. After the successful implementation of a system to increase the overall yield of the factory, he is in charge of the gear manufacturing division. He is instrumental in the productivity optimization while developing the quality plan, focusing on his team human resources and environmental issues. He joined ASK in July 2012. 

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Philippe Berthault

General Secretary, Human Resources Director

After initially working for auditors, Philippe joined Axime (now ATOS) as a Financial Controller. He spent 8 years there where he was in charge of banking and stock exchange activities. He then spent 8 years in Innovatron, where he held various financial positions (chief accountant then CFO) for the Company and its subsidiaries. In 1998, he joined ASK as CFO also managing the Human Resources and Legal departments. Since 2004, he has held the position of General Secretary of the company.
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Gilles Martinez

R&D Director

Gilles graduated from Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Paris as a Mechanical Engineer. He has plenty of experience in the industrial sector first working at Cegelec before entering Altran Consulting as a project leader for Valéo, Philips, Renault and RATP, where he validated the control system of Line14 of Paris’ automatic metro. Before joining ASK, he was a Quality Director in Archos, an international SME involved in designing electronicMP3 players. He was in charge of enforcing the whole quality cycle of the Chinese factories and managed quality control in Europe and the USA.

Julie Salameire

Purchase and supply manager

Graduated from SUPELEC Rennes engineering school, Julie spends 2 years in Munich (Germany) during her studies. She begins her career at Renault, in Technocentre. She then joins the purchasing department where she is in charge of radio and navigation (GPS) screens, delivered to the various manufacturing sites of the group in the world. A few months later, Julie takes over the global budget of navigation systems, a budget of 120 million per year when she leaves the department. This position gives her the opportunity to be involved in the development of the Tom Tom navigation system for Renault’s fleet of vehicles. She joined ASK in October 2011.