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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Worldline

A graduate from “Ecole Nationale d’Administration”, Gilles Grapinet joined the French Inspection Générale des Finances” in 1992, where he was assigned on numerous financial audits on behalf the French Government and international organisations (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, …).

In 1996, he moved to the French tax department as Head of Strategy and Controlling before being appointed Head of Information Systems and Strategy.

Between 2000 and 2002, he was appointed CIO, head of the nation-wide “Copernicus program”, aimed at rebuilding entirely the French tax information systems and creating a multi-channel, service-oriented e-tax administration.

Between 2003 and end 2004, he joined the private office of the French Prime Minister as Senior Advisor for economic and financial affairs. Between 2005 and 2007, he was director and chief of staff of the French economy, finance and industry Minister’s private office.

In 2007, Gilles Grapinet joined the Executive Committee of the international banking Group Credit Agricole SA, where he was Head of Strategy before being appointed CEO of the Payment Systems & Services business division.

He joined Atos from December 2008 as Senior Executive Vice-President, in charge of Global Functions, Global Sales, Consulting and Worldline until 2013.

Since July 2013, in addition of his position in Atos, he was appointed Worldline Chief Executive Officer, and has led the successful partial listing of this subsidiary of the Atos Group which has since become the European leader in electronic Payment services, notably after the successful acquisition of Equens in 2016 and SIX Payment Services in 2018, with a market capitalization moving from c.2€ in June 2014 to c.12B€ early 2020.

Worldline became fully independent from Atos on May 3rd, 2019 and, pursuing its consolidation strategy announced the friendly acquisition of Ingenico, which will position the Worldline Group as a part of the Top 5 global leading firms in its sector.

He is member of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Knight)

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