Technology >> CEO Interviews >> July 24, 2000

Jean-gerard Galvez – Activcard Sa (acti)

Jean-Gerard Galvez has been ActivCard President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director since November 1995, and Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 1996. From June 1994 to October 1995, Mr. Galvez served as Vice President of International Operations for Banctec Corp., a U.S. provider of turnkey image processing systems for banking and financial service firms and telecommunications companies. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Galvez was the European Area Executive for Control Data Corp., a Minneapolis-based computer system integrator for the manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Control Data Corp., Mr. Galvez served in various capacities for Imprimis Technology, a disk drive manufacturer, and Dupont de Nemours Corporation. Mr. Galvez holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Nancy. Profile
TWST: Could you please give us a short background summary on ActivCard?

Mr. Galvez: First of all, I would like it to be clear that ActivCard is

not a smart card company; ActivCard is a leading