Gabrielle Bugat has a rich background in international business and many years of broad professional experience within the payments industry. Having started her career in product management at Schlumberger Smartcards (Axalto), in 2003 she took over the position of Technical Director for Latin America. In 2006, when Axalto became Gemalto, Ms. Bugat came back to France as Senior Vice President, and held various leadership positions in Product Management, R&D and Sales. In 2014 she took on heading the worldwide solution business for banking and payment at Gemalto, with managing director roles in several subsidiaries.
Ms. Bugat joined G+D in 2017 as Head of Sales and Marketing for payment cards and solutions. Subsequently she took over responsibility for the whole Business Unit, leading sales, operations, product and development. In addition to this, from January 2021 Ms. Bugat is assuming responsibility for the further development of G+D’s investments across all aspects of digital payments, like recently with the Swiss software company Netcetera.
Beyond her role at G+D, Ms. Bugat has also been engaged in the Board of Directors of her alma mater, the renowned university Mines ParisTech.