Bruno Moreau, a co-founder of French contactless card provider ASK, has been named the company’s new CEO, replacing another co-founder, Georges Kayanakis, who will be retiring by the end of the year.
Sophia-Antipolis–Bruno Moreau, ASK co-founder, former Deputy General Manager and Business Development Manager at ASK, has taken over ASK’s CEO position. Georges Kayanakis, had decided to retire by the end of the year after he founded the company nine years ago. He then appointed Bruno Moreau, the company’s No. 2 person, to replace him.
“When I founded the company in 1997, I needed someone I could trust and rely on for all stakeholders’ management and for the company’s overall business development,” said Mr. Kayanakis. “Bruno had the right experience, expertise and market knowledge I was looking for. He has been involved in major acquisitions and business expansion of ASK since the beginning of the activity and as a member of the Board, co-founder and active Executive of the company.”
ASK is a pioneer into the contactless world and has developed an innovative technology and manufacturing process to first address public transport issues and then expand into new sectors that requested all the benefits of contactless media.
“I’m very proud to have been offered the chance to run the company. ASK has a lot of assets, whether they are in terms of technology, manufacturing or R&D and that includes valuable Human Resources. Nowadays contactless media are part of our daily lives in public transport or access control. New sectors open up to this new technology and that paves the way to a bright future for ASK and many people around the world. Contactless smart cards or electronic passport facilitate citizen mobility and making life easier should be the aim of high technology, says Bruno Moreau.”
Founded in 1997, ASK is today a worldwide leading supplier of contactless cards, tickets, RFID tags, e-passport inlays and readers addressing the mass transit, access control, banking, e-identity and supply chain markets. More than 60 million contactless products are already in service. ASK’s contactless solutions comply with ISO standards including ICAO and EPC’s. ASK’s manufacturing center is located at the company’s headquarter in Sophia-Antipolis, France with regional offices in Paris, Singapore, Beijing and Culver City, USA. For more information: www.ask-rfid.com.