Management Team

Expertise in nearly every technical discipline relevant to the development of 4G and 5G semiconductor technology

Executive Team

Dr. Georges Karam

Dr. Georges Karam

President and Chief Executive Officer

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…has served as our chairman of the board and chief executive officer since the company was founded in 2003. Before founding Sequans, Dr. Karam was vice president of cable access at Juniper Networks, running the cable engineering and marketing departments and managing the cable sales launch in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He joined Juniper Networks when the company acquired Pacific Broadband Communications (PBC), where he was vice president of engineering and general manager for Europe. Dr. Karam has served in a variety of senior management positions at Alcatel, SAGEM and Philips. He is a senior member of IEEE, has authored numerous technical and scientific papers and holds several patents in digital communications. Dr. Karam holds a PhD in signal processing and communication theory from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris.

Deborah Choate

Deborah Choate

Chief Financial Officer

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…has served as our chief financial officer since July 2007. Prior to joining Sequans, she was chief financial officer at Esmertec AG from September 2005 to June 2007 and at Wavecom SA, from August 1998 to August 2004, and vice president of finance at Platinum Equity from October 2004 to September 2005. Earlier in her career, she was an audit partner with Ernst & Young. Ms. Choate has over 35 years of experience in management, finance and accounting, including over 20 years working with technology companies, in particular communications hardware, software and services. Ms Choate holds a BS in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bertrand Debray

Bertrand Debray

Executive Vice President and GM, Broadband IoT

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…has served as our executive vice president for the broadband IoT business unit since October 2020; from July 2013 until September 2020, Mr. Debray served as our chief operating officer and prior to that as vice president, engineering since the company was founded in 2003. Before joining Sequans, Mr. Debray was director of hardware and ASIC development in the cable product division at Juniper Networks. He joined Juniper Networks after the company acquired Pacific Broadband Communications, where he played the same role and was significantly involved in developing the cable product and team. Mr. Debray has held technical and management positions at Alcatel. He has over 20 years’ experience in large project development covering all access technologies, including wireless, satellite and cable. Mr. Debray holds a MSE from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris.

Louis (Ping Lin) Chuang

Louis (Ping Lin) Chuang

Executive Vice President and GM, Massive IoT

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…has served as executive vice president for the massive IoT business unit since April 2022. From May 2021 until March 2021, Mr. Chuang served as Sequans’ GM for Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Sequans, Chuang was senior director of sales and marketing for the Broadband Wireless Access Business Unit at Gemtek, a wireless industry leader and total solutions provider, where he held various positions within the wireless WAN and telecom products divisions since 2003. Mr. Chuang holds an MS in Communication and Microwave Engineering from Yuan Ze University, Taiwan.

Danny Kedar

Danny Kedar

Chief Operating Officer

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…has served as our chief operating officer since November 2020. Prior to that Mr. Kedar served as vice president of the IoT business unit from February 2016 to November 2020. Mr. Kedar returned to Sequans in June 2015 after three years as CEO of Stylls, an internet start-up offering a photo book creation and sharing application. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Kedar was one of the lead product managers instrumental in the development of Sequans’ first LTE products. Prior to this, Mr. Kedar was CEO of Dorfour, a company developing technology for LTE modems. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kedar held positions including design engineer and marketing manager at companies including Agere Systems and Texas Instruments. Danny holds an engineering degree from Technion, Israel’s leading engineering school, and an MBA from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA.

Nick Taluja

Nick Taluja

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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…has served as our executive vice president of worldwide sales since September 2016. From July 2013 until August 2016, Mr. Taluja was vice president of sales at SK hynix, a leading supplier of DRAM and Flash memory solutions, where he led the sales organization for the Americas. From March 2012 until July 2013, Mr.Taluja led the Americas’ sales and marketing organizations at ST-Ericsson, the former multinational supplier of wireless semiconductor products, including LTE solutions. From November 2007 until March 2012, Mr. Taluja held various other sales and marketing position at ST-Ericsson. Mr. Taluja has more than 20 years of sales, product marketing and business development experience, including having worked for Texas Instruments and TranSwitch, specifically in the areas of wireless and wireline communications and has co-authored three patents in the field of near field communications (NFC). Mr. Taluja holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and a BS in computer engineering and mathematics from Kansas State University.