Board Members

Comprised of representatives from member companies, the Trusted Connectivity Alliance’s Board of Directors defines the organisation’s focus and strategic direction

Chairman of the Board

  • Claus Dietze

    Senior Director Global Standardisation, G+D Mobile Security

    In his current role, Claus is responsible for defining and driving strategic standardisation activities within G+D’s business segment Trusted Connected Devices. Prior to this, Claus held various positions in project management, R&D, technology office and product management within G+D since joining the company in 1996.

    Claus has a long history in standardization of smart card technologies and was seconded to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) from 2002-2003. In 2009, Claus was appointed Director and Head of Embedded Development for mobile device solutions and software security. He headed the Innovation department within the R&D organization from 2014 onwards and was responsible for carrying out technical feasibility studies and prototyping for new technologies.

    Claus has a master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the Collaborative University of Mannheim.

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Board Directors

  • Benoît Collier

    Vice President of Product Line and MVNO IoT, IDEMIA

    As VP of Product, Benoit is leading the SIM and eUICC product marketing teams, covering 5G, PKI, M2M and SIM devices. He is also in charge of the innovation efforts for Connectivity Services, as well as the central support teams that are developing customer profiles.

    He serves as an active board member at the Trusted Connectivity Alliance, representing IDEMIA. Benoit began his career with IDEMIA in 2001 as a development engineer overseeing programs for identity (PIV, ICAO, eIDAS) applications and smart card products (VISA, Mastercard, EMV). He has extensive experience leading big R&D teams and projects to provide secure solutions for the payment, identity and embedded secure elements (eSE, eUICC, IoT) markets. Benoit spent three years as a development engineer consultant for Syntegra before joining IDEMIA.


    He graduated from Polytech Grenoble in France with an engineering degree in computer science (1999).

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    Jean-Phillipe Betoin

    Director of Strategic Marketing, ARM

    Jean-Philippe Betoin is Director of Strategic Marketing and Ecosystem Development in Arm’s IoT Platform Business Unit with a focus on Secure Connectivity solutions for IoT devices.

    With more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications and embedded security segments over different verticals (Telecom, Payment, ID), Jean-Philippe held several senior business executive positions at Gemalto, Inside Secure and most recently served as Vice-President, Secure Mobile Solutions at Morpho (now Idemia).

    He joined Arm in 2017 from the acquisition of Simulity, where he was in charge of IoT Solutions.

    He has served as chairman of SIMalliance and was a board member of the NFC Forum.

    Jean-Philippe holds an MSc in Software Engineering and an MBA in B2B Strategy & Marketing.

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    Cyril Caillaud

    Head of eSIM, Product Management and Marketing, NXP

    Cyril has dedicated his expertise to the establishment of secure embedded technology for mobile devices as an integral part of global infrastructures. Today, he is responsible for eSIM related activities at NXP Semiconductors.

    Before joining NXP, Cyril held several roles in product, marketing and partnerships management for secure embedded solutions at IDEMIA, including NFC SIM and embedded Secure Element (eSE) solutions. He also headed the NFC Product Line, and Android Product Line at SAGEM Mobile.

    Cyril started his career at SFR, where he was responsible for the SFR’s Hotspot roll out.

    He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, as well as an engineer degree from EIGSI.

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    Stephane Quetglas

    Director of Marketing for Embedded Products at Thales

    Stephane leads the worldwide market research, offer definition, channel strategy and communication activities of the Gemalto embedded SIM and embedded Secure Elements for consumer and IoT.

    Prior to his current position, Stephane held roles in R&D, product management, strategic programs and acquisition integration manager within Gemalto. He then joined the IoT Business Line to develop the smart manufacturing business.

    He holds an engineering degree from the Grande Ecole Supelec Paris.

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    Christian Vignes

    Mobile Security Consumer Business Line Director, STMicroelectronics

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    Bertrand Moussel

    R&D Director, Smartcard & Platforms, VALID

    Since May 2016, Bertrand has held the position of R&D Director Smartcard & Platforms, VALID.

    He started his career in the semiconductor industry with Product Marketing positions at ST and Texas-Instruments. He later joined Gemplus, where he managed Latin American operations for ten years, and Oberthur Technologies. Bertrand then took up a position as CEO at Avilinks, before joining Inside Secure in 2006, and then Dictao, later acquired by IDEMIA.

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