Our highly experienced Group management team brings together knowledge and expertise from diverse sectors.
Before joining Paragon ID in 2018, Clem held various positions including CEO of Gestetner France. Following the acquisition of Gestetner by Ricoh, Clem spearheaded the growth of the group in France before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive of the Ricoh Group in France. He then joined Neopost group, one of France’s top 120 listed companies, as CEO and was at the forefront of its transformation into a provider of digital communication solutions for seven years.
In early 2016, Clem joined the board of Escher Group Holdings plc, world leader in software supplied to the postal and logistics sector where he led the sale of the company (in a « public to private » transaction) to a PE group in April 2018.
Dominique Durant des Aulnois
Dominique Durant joined Grenadier Holdings (formerly Paragon Group) in 1997 as General Manager of Paragon Identification. He is a Group shareholder. In 2010, he became General Manager for the identification division and established the company as one of the market leaders in access control for urban transportation through the development of new products and RFID technology.
Since 2017, Dominique is a Paragon ID board member and Secretary General in charge of human resources.
Dominique started his career with the Dutch Océ Group (now part of Canon Group), in which he held positions in sales and operations, both in France and in the UK.
After graduating with a Masters in Management Sciences from EM-Lyon in 2001, Sébastien began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. After eight years within the Andersen / Ernst & Young network carrying out audit and financial advisory assignments in restructuring and business acquisitions, Sébastien joined the French oil services company Geoservices as Group Treasurer. After the latter's acquisition by the Schlumberger group in 2010, he held various positions as Chief Financial Officer internationally, in particular in the Latin America region where he spent three years in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
In 2015, he joined the Neopost group, which has been renamed Quadient in 2019, as Group Financial Control Director. He joined Paragon ID in November 2020.
Konstantinos joined Paragon ID in September 2018, following a successful career in the Customer Communications and Secure Transactions Industry. After starting his business endeavour in 1997 by setting up a startup company in the stockbrokerage area, he joined the Athens listed LYKOS Group where he held different sales and markleting positions. In 2011, he was appointed General Manager of Lycos Group' Greek legal entity, prior to becoming CEO of its Information Management Division.
In 2014, Konstantinos was appointed CCO of Austriacard AG, before joining Paragon ID.
Konstantinos holds a Business Administration and Marketing degree from the Athens University of Economics and an MBA from Strathclyde Business School.
François Gauthier joined Paragon Identification in September 2012. He has a strong experience in change management, management of profit centers and industrial organisations. François has been instrumental in the development of Paragon ID's RFID expertise, managing the transition of the company into a leading smart technology solutions provider.
François is now General Manager Paragon ID EMEA and he was also appointed as Chief Industrial & Supplier Chain Officer in 2022.
Prior to joining Paragon ID, François worked as Business Unit & Operations Director for Daher, Vallourec and Lafarge. He graduated from ICAM General Engineering School (Fr), and holds an Executive MBA in General Management from ESCP Europe.
With a degree in business administration and a masters in international financial management, Arne has over 10 years’ experience in leadership roles in both financial and general management, across aviation, intralogistics, e-learning and food & beverages industries.
He joined Jungheinrich, the premium manufacturer of forklift trucks, in Germany in 2012 and relocated to the UK two years later. Here he rose through a number of senior positions within the company’s UK division, including 5 years in the position of Finance Director, during which he was also acting as Managing Director of Jungheinrich Financial Services Ltd.
Arne joined Paragon ID in November 2022.
Christophe Peix joined Paragon Identification in 2017 after working as Sales & Marketing Director for large groups such as Oberthur/Orange in France and the United States (Three years in San Francisco), but also in SMEs and Start-Ups.
He is now Director of Paragon ID's Transport & Smart Cities Business Unit. His role is to optimise the worldwide transformation of the group's traditional activities towards solutions and services.
Christophe began his career in Paris' La Défense district, working for the telecoms operator SFR, where he was a systems expert. He graduated from "École d'Ingénieur Télécom" (SeaTech ) in 1995.