About Us

Identity. Payments. Access. Privacy. Next generation security for every generation. Biometrics technology allows only you to be you.

Mereal Biometrics is a Hong Kong private company dedicated to making the world a happy place with biometric solutions. Patrick Partouche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of France’s leading casino and hotel operator, Groupe Partouche, invented a card that adds fingerprint technology, acoustic technology and battery power to traditional access and payment cards in 2009. He was introduced to Philippe Blot, a pioneer in powered cards, and after lengthy research and development they together produced a biometric card that is patented worldwide and compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation or “GDRP” (2016/679), a law implemented in May 2018 on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. MeReal Biometrics moved to Hong Kong in 2015 to set-up its global headquarters to roll-out the technology in Asia and beyond.

Patrick Partouche

Chairman

Patrick Partouche is a co-founder of MeReal Biometrics. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe Partouche (listed in France PARP.PA) with consolidated turnover of 406.9 million euros ($472.4 million), which operates 43 casinos together with hotels, and restaurants in Europe.

His pursuit for unrivaled security solutions within the heavily regulated French gaming industry led him to Philippe Blot’s world-class engineering team at UINT in 2009 where they developed the MeReal Biometrics powered card. Patrick subsequently invested in the global patents and research and development and became Chairman of MeReal Biometrics, now a Hong Kong entity.

Groupe Partouche is rolling out the V2.1 card to all 4300 employees starting with access control at the casino Pleinair in La Ciotat, a seaside town on the Cote d’Azur.

Philippe Blot

CEO

Philippe Blot is a MeReal Biometrics co-founder. A pioneer in the powered card industry. His long and successful career in research and development of smart cards and the security dedicated to ciphering technology led him to set-up French smart card developer and manufacturer UINT in 2008 focussing on powered and audio cards for industries such as medicine, gaming, security and banking.

He has had senior roles in Europe and Northern America at Bell Canada, Sun Microsystems-Netscape, nCipher (a Thales Group company) and nCryptone (a Prosodie Cap Gemini company) and with his team he developed the first display card ever, used today by VISA, MasterCard showing the dynamic one-time password.

Philippe has published several patents and papers on topics such as Audio or Display One-Time Password / Dynamic CCV cards. He graduated from France’s ISIC with a degree in Business Administration.

Thomas Le Ouedec

CTO

Thomas joined MeReal Biometrics in 2018 as Chief Technology Officer bringing an impressive array of powered card experience to head Innovation and technological implementation. Prior to this he spent 10 years with French smartcard developer and manufacturer UINT, initially setting up the business with other partners and then heading product marketing and communications and contributing to the elaboration of ISO 17839, a standard for biometrics on cards.

Thomas graduated from France’s EPITA in 2000 where he specialised in Advanced Multimedia. His career soon focused on security in the active card industry when he joined nCryptone overseeing the development of the first version of the authentication server and software. In 2003, he joined their commercial division as Project Manager overseeing all major bank and corporate projects for acoustic and display cards. He contributed to the OATH initiative – a group of companies driving the adoption of open strong authentication technology across all networks.

Kate Davies

Head of Marketing

Kate has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, communications, events and TV journalism. She started her decade long television news career in Australia, moved to Hong Kong in financial public relations and then moved in-house to ABN Amro / RBS, then Samsung Securities heading their corporate access function worldwide. She has 12 years’ experience building and promoting large-scale VIP events globally for listed companies and fund managers – managing relationships and overseeing all logistics, always focusing on differentiating factors in a highly competitive industry.

Three years ago Kate stepped in to the technology world, joining the advisory board of an online investment banking meetings platform, WeConvene.com and then joined MeReal Biometrics mid-2015 to market the product globally.

Didier Mobetie

Head of Research & Development

Didier joined MeReal Biometrics having spent the last 10 years at French smartcard developer and manufacturer, UINT, where he designed and developed the patented MeReal Biometrics card along with many other fingerprint cards, banking acoustic cards and powered gift and gaming cards. Heading the R&D team at MeReal Biometrics, Didier brings impressive experience in thin electronics, low power circuits, flexible electronics, micro-controller programming, PCB design, patent writing, security, encryption, display on cards, signing processing and manufacturing with strong supplier relationships.

Didier graduated from France’s ENSEA in 2002 with a masters degree in electronic engineering and soon after joined NCryptone where, as R&D manager, he broke new ground in acoustic, display and music cards. Didier has been part of the MeReal Biometrics cards since it’s inception. He speaks French and English.

Senior Advisor

Jean-Charles Renaud

Senior Advisor

Dr Jean-Charles Renaud brings 35 years of experience in electronics to MeReal Biometrics where he is a strategic advisor to the research and development team around all projects and industrial activities, based in Paris. He has extensive experience in the R&D of semiconductor optoelectronic devices as well as industrial techniques of electronics hybridisation. Since 2008 he has been General Manager and co-founder of French smart card manufacturer UINT where he was responsible for the company’s overall management team development and daily operations.

About Us

Identity. Money. Access. Privacy. Next generation security for every generation. Biometrics technology lets only you be you.

Mereal Biometrics is a Hong Kong private company dedicated to making the world a happy place with biometric solutions. Patrick Partouche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of France’s leading casino and hotel operator, Groupe Partouche, invented a card that adds fingerprint technology, acoustic technology and battery power to traditional access and payment cards in 2009. He was introduced to Philippe Blot, a pioneer in powered cards, and after lengthy research and development they together produced a biometric card that is patented worldwide and compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation or “GDRP” (2016/679), a law implemented in May 2018 on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. MeReal Biometrics moved to Hong Kong in 2015 to set-up its global headquarters to roll-out the technology in Asia and beyond.

Patrick Partouche

Chairman

Patrick Partouche is a co-founder of MeReal Biometrics. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe Partouche (listed in France PARP.PA) with consolidated turnover of 406.9 million euros ($472.4 million), which operates 43 casinos together with hotels, and restaurants in Europe.

His pursuit for unrivaled security solutions within the heavily regulated French gaming industry led him to Philippe Blot’s world-class engineering team at UINT in 2009 where they developed the MeReal Biometrics powered card. Patrick subsequently invested in the global patents and research and development and became Chairman of MeReal Biometrics, now a Hong Kong entity.

Groupe Partouche is rolling out the V2.1 card to all 4300 employees starting with access control at the casino Pleinair in La Ciotat, a seaside town on the Cote d’Azur.

Philippe Blot

CEO

Philippe Blot is a MeReal Biometrics co-founder. A pioneer in the powered card industry. His long and successful career in research and development of smart cards and the security dedicated to ciphering technology led him to set-up French smart card developer and manufacturer UINT in 2008 focussing on powered and audio cards for industries such as medicine, gaming, security and banking.

He has had senior roles in Europe and Northern America at Bell Canada, Sun Microsystems-Netscape, nCipher (a Thales Group company) and nCryptone (a Prosodie Cap Gemini company) and with his team he developed the first display card ever, used today by VISA, MasterCard showing the dynamic one-time password.

Philippe has published several patents and papers on topics such as Audio or Display One-Time Password / Dynamic CCV cards. He graduated from France’s ISIC with a degree in Business Administration.

Thomas Le Ouedec

CTO

Thomas joined MeReal Biometrics in 2018 as Chief Technology Officer bringing an impressive array of powered card experience to head Innovation and technological implementation. Prior to this he spent 10 years with French smartcard developer and manufacturer UINT, initially setting up the business with other partners and then heading product marketing and communications and contributing to the elaboration of ISO 17839, a standard for biometrics on cards.

Thomas graduated from France’s EPITA in 2000 where he specialised in Advanced Multimedia. His career soon focused on security in the active card industry when he joined nCryptone overseeing the development of the first version of the authentication server and software. In 2003, he joined their commercial division as Project Manager overseeing all major bank and corporate projects for acoustic and display cards. He contributed to the OATH initiative – a group of companies driving the adoption of open strong authentication technology across all networks.

Kate Davies

Head of Marketing

Kate has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, communications, events and TV journalism. She started her decade long television news career in Australia, moved to Hong Kong in financial public relations and then moved in-house to ABN Amro / RBS, then Samsung Securities heading their corporate access function worldwide. She has 12 years’ experience building and promoting large-scale VIP events globally for listed companies and fund managers – managing relationships and overseeing all logistics, always focussing on differentiating factors in a highly competitive industry.

Three years ago Kate stepped in to the technology world, joining the advisory board of an online investment banking meetings platform, WeConvene.com and then joined MeReal Biometrics mid-2015 to market the product globally.

Didier Mobetie

Head of Research & Development

Didier joined MeReal Biometrics having spent the last 10 years at French smartcard developer and manufacturer, UINT, where he designed and developed the patented MeReal Biometrics card along with many other fingerprint cards, banking acoustic cards and powered gift and gaming cards. Heading the R&D team at MeReal Biometrics, Didier brings impressive experience in thin electronics, low power circuits, flexible electronics, micro-controller programming, PCB design, patent writing, security, encryption, display on cards, signing processing and manufacturing with strong supplier relationships.

Didier graduated from France’s ENSEA in 2002 with a masters degree in electronic engineering and soon after joined NCryptone where, as R&D manager, he broke new ground in acoustic, display and music cards. Didier has been part of the MeReal Biometrics cards since it’s inception. He speaks French and English.

Senior Advisor

Jean-Charles Renaud

Senior Advisor

Dr Jean-Charles Renaud brings 35 years of experience in electronics to MeReal Biometrics where he is a strategic advisor to the research and development team around all projects and industrial activities, based in Paris. He has extensive experience in the R&D of semiconductor optoelectronic devices as well as industrial techniques of electronics hybridisation. Since 2008 he has been General Manager and co-founder of French smart card manufacturer UINT where he was responsible for the company’s overall management team development and daily operations.

Other career highlights include heading national and European R&D projects relating to microwave photonics during his 12 years with Thalès; leading a manufacturing team of more than 130 engineers and operators in front-end technologies at Avanex; heading hardware development at nCryptone; and lecturing on optoelectronics, laser and detector physics at “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications Paris” and “Ecole de Physique et Chimie de Paris”. He graduated from France’s INSA and Ecole Central Lyon in 1983 and received the title Doctor in Electronics for the work he achieved for France Telecom in 1989.

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