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François Lasnier leads the Identity and Access Management product portfolio at Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing. In this role he leads the strategy and vision or the company’s industry-leading Identity and Access Management products and services focused on providing trusted access to cloud services and applications for both the enterprise and government sectors.
Previously, François led the Identity and Access Management strategy of Gemalto’s Enterprise & Cybersecurity business which incorporated the Identity & Access segment of Gemalto and the SafeNet Authentication business acquired in January 2015.
François’ history with Gemalto spans across many years and various disciplines and geographies, starting in product development, based in Paris and later moving into marketing, based in San Jose and business management, based in Austin.
Previously François worked as Vice President Banking, Retail, Access and PST for Axalto in North America as well as Marketing Director and later Vice President eTransaction Cards at Schlumberger where he managed some of the early smart card deployments in the United States.
François holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the French graduate school of engineering, Supélec.