Board of Directors

MEMSCAP® Board of Directors is today composed of 5 members, including 4 independant members. Each member has been chosen for his/her analysis and recommendation qualities, as well as for their extensive knowledge of our business and technology, along with the business of our customers.

Jean Michel KARAM, Président-Directeur Général de MEMSCAP SA

Jean Michel KARAM
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jean Michel Karam has 17 years of experience which started in R&D in the French National Center for Scientific Research. more

In 1997, Dr. Karam created MEMSCAP, the leading provider of innovative solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology.

In 2001, he led the Company €101 million ($140M) Initial Public Offering on the NYSE Euronext stock market. To date, MEMSCAP acquired 6 companies in France, Israel, Norway and USA.

He received a Ph.D. in Microelectronics as well as Engineering degrees from ESIEE-Paris and from the
University of Paris VII. He is the co-founder of many high-technology companies, inventor / co-inventor of more than 50 patents, author/co-author of over 250 scientific and economic publications and winner of multiple international awards. less

Christopher PELLY
Independent Board Member

British, formerly Vice President Operations and Business Finance EMEA, Digital Equipment Corporation, then Chief Financial Officer of ETF Investment N.V for which he was permanent representative to MEMSCAP Board of Directors until June 27, 2005, Christopher Pelly became an independent board member in 2005. more

Mr Pelly is not a board member of any other French company. Il was permanent representative of ETF to the boards of directors of Itim Group Ltd (UK) , and was board member of E-Work Exchange Inc (USA), ETF Group (Switzerland), Buildonline (Holdings) ltd (Ireland), eGovernment Solutions ltd (UK),and eGovernment Solutions ltd (UK). less

Evelyne Galiatsatos
Independant Board Member

Evelyne Galiatsatos is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of “Allegra Finance” which she co-founded in 2006. “Allegra Finance” is an advisory firm dedicated to SMEs and specialized in equity finance with a focus on IPOs. In charge of the technical aspects, Evelyne Galiatsatos managed more than 75 IPOs of SMEs in all sectors of business. more

Prior to this position, Evelyne Galiatsatos spent 8 years at the French “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” (AMF) within the “Premier Marché” sector, in charge of the investigation of financial transactions (capital increases, mergers, takeover bids, etc.). In January 1994, she joined the AMF’s “Service des Affaires Comptables” where she handled the accounting and financial analysis of stock market transactions related to listed companies on the French regulated markets. Beginning of 1996, she returned to the AMF’s “Direction des Emetteurs”, in charge of the admission of SMEs to the “Nouveau Marché” listing. After leaving the AMF in 1998 and spending 1 year in a financial communications agency, she joined “FF&T Equity” as Managing Partner (“FF&T” was a consulting company dedicated to IPOs of SMEs and a subsidiary of the company “France Finance et Technologie” which became “Avenir Finance Corporate” in July 2002).


Evelyne Galiatsatos is a graduate of ESAE (“Ecole Supérieure d’Administration des Entreprises”), of SFAF (“Société Française des Analystes Financiers”) and holds a DECS (“Diplôme d'Etudes Comptables Supérieures”). less

Independent Board Member

Research Director for French CNRS, Director of TIMA, the combined research entity of CNRS associated to INPG and UJF, and Director of CMP services that is servicing Universities and Companies from about 60 countries for ICs/MEMS prototyping and small volume production, Bernard Courtois is a reference in applied technology for MEMS. more

With over 30 years experience in various fields linked to microelectronics and MEMS, he chairs various international conferences and workshops. He is a IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core member and he is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Budapest and board member of iROC Technologies (France), and NanoSprint (France). less

Salomé Dubbé
Board Member

Aged 36, Salomé Dubbé is graduate of ESSEC, the University of Sheffield and IHEIE Mines ParisTech. more

She has 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, having worked for L'Oreal and Coty groups. Currently Executive Marketing Director of the IOMA brand (Unilever Group), Salomé Dubbé is responsible for product development, trade marketing, design and communication in the 30 countries in which the brand is established. less

Joël Rodriguez ALANIS
Non-Voting Board Member (censor)

Joel Alanis is President and chief executive officer of Alma Capital Finance SAS (France), and of Placeo SA (France). He also was former CEO of Opsitech. more less

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