Ismet Geri has more than 20 years experience in the software and technology industries. An expert in venture capital financed start-ups, he has held a range of international leadership positions in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). More recently, he was Managing Director France, Benelux and Southern Europe at the security specialist Proofpoint Inc for 5 years. At Proofpoint, he helped raising the company’s position as a security leader as a service in Europe, from the initial stages of a start-up to a successful IPO in 2012. Prior Ismet has held international management roles at Infoblox, Netscreen Technologies and Juniper Networks.
Ismet holds a PhD in optoelectronics from French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is a graduate engineer from ESIGELEC.