Management Team

MEMSCAP®'s executive management team is composed of executives and technologists who have served at a range of well-known high technology companies, including for many of them, the semiconductor and MEMS industries.

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

Yann Cousinet
Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining MEMSCAP in 2005, Yann Cousinet dedicated 9 years to audit and financial consulting, where he specialised in semi-conductor and high-technologies. more

Former Senior Manager with Ernst&Young, where he also was in charge of recruiting and management for Ernst&Young in the Rhones-Alpes region, Yann's primary field of competence is listed multinational companies. Mastering both anglo-saxon and IAS/IFRS reporting standards, Yann has a diploma from Grenoble business school. less

Nicolas Bertsch
Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Custom Products Business Unit

Graduated from the Grenoble National Engineering School for Physics (INPG Group) with a specialty in physics of semiconductor devices, he joined MEMSCAP in 2000 as an engineer. more

Since then, Nicolas has been entrusted with different positions within MEMSCAP, from sales and business development activities in ASIA to Corporate R&D director in 2006. In 2010, Nicolas was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Group and in October 2013, he was appointed General Manager of the Custom Products Business Unit. less

Roy Grelland
General Manager, Sensor Solution Business Unit

Graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993. more

Roy started working in SensoNor in January ’94 as development engineer focusing on developing test equipment for high volume production of MEMS based sensor products. He held various positions in SensoNor, including Director of Sales and Marketing  and Program manager for tyre pressure sensors.

As head of Sales and Marketing from 2005 to 2007 at Hydrogen Technologies, he focused on electrolyser plants for renewable energy applications.Roy started in Memscap in 2007 as Technical Director.

After various positions in the company, including head of Operations until October 2014, he was appointed General Manager of the MEMSCAP Standard Products Business Unit in Q4 2014. less

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