About us

Secure-IC is a spin-off from Télécom ParisTech University, one of the most advanced institutes in embedded security research. Sylvain Guilley, Jean-Luc Danger and Laurent Sauvage, Paris Tech researchers and inventors of more than 50 families of patents on embedded security have founded Secure-IC jointly with Hassan Triqui and Philippe Nguyen in January 2010.

Mission and Values

Our mission is to partner with our clients throughout and beyond the IC design process to provide best-of-breed security expertise, solutions, and technologies, for embedded systems and connected objects. More than just words, our values define how we conduct ourselves and our business on a day-to-day basis. Our values are vital to the success of Secure-IC and the trust of our clients.

  1. We are pioneers
  2. We are committed to being a good corporate citizen
  3. We are a people company
  4. We are proactive
  5. And above all, we exceed client expectations

Executive Team


Hassan Triqui, CEO

Hassan Triqui is a former executive with Thales, Thomson and Nextamp, a successful start-up venture. Hassan has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector. Up to mid-2009, he was VP of Sales & Marketing for Thomson Content Security, formerly Nextamp, a start-up company that was acquired by Thomson mid-2005. Before developing the Nextamp business, Hassan has held several senior positions within the Thales organization. He graduated in electrical engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) and holds an MBA from Rennes School of Business and Open University in the UK.


Sylvain Guilley, CTO

Sylvain Guilley’s research interests are trusted computing, cyber-security, secure prototyping in FPGA and ASIC, and formal methods. Sylvain has authored more than one hundred research papers, and about ten patents. He is member of the IACR, the IEEE and senior member of the CryptArchi club. He is alumni from Ecole Polytechnique and TELECOM-ParisTech. In 2010, he has co-founded the Secure-IC company as a spin-off of TELECOM-ParisTech. Since 2012, he organizes the PROOFS workshop, which brings together researchers whose objective is to increase the trust in the security of embedded systems.


Karine Lorvellec, COO and Threat Protection Business Line Director

After graduating from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) with a degree in electronics, Karine Lorvellec had been working for 12 years as an ASICs designer for broadcast encoders at Thomson. Then she has joined Secure-IC to manage a team in charge of developing a collection of technologies to answer security concerns rising from our interconnected world.


Adrien Facon, Think Ahead Business Line Director

After attending Ecole Polytechnique and spending time conducting research at the Department of Physics at Harvard University, Adrien continued his studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and then joined the famous Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics research team at the Collège de France. He completed a doctoral thesis on “Schrodinger’s cats of a Rydberg atom for quantum metrology” under the supervision of Pr. Serge Haroche, who later won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Adrien’s work was a major breakthrough in the field and was published in the journal Nature. He received the prestigious PhD award in Science from the Chancellery of Parisian Universities. In 2015, Adrien Facon became a Special Projects Manager (Governmental and Advanced Research Projects) at Secure-IC. Since September 2017, he is also a part-time lecturer at Télécom ParisTech and Associate Researcher at the Computer Science Department of Ecole Normale Supérieure within the group Security managed by David Naccache.


Youssef Souissi, Threat Analysis Business Line Director

Youssef Souissi is a senior security expert. After getting his engineering diploma in Computer science and Micro-Electronics in Tunisia, he obtained a second engineering degree in embedded systems architecture and security from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, followed by a PhD thesis from Télécom Paristech in France.

He has had several roles in Secure-IC as Special Projects Manager doing advanced research for Governmental projects. Currently, he is the head of the Threat Analysis business line and in charge of the Hardware and Software security evaluation for embedded systems.



Charles Thooris, Chief Sales Officer

Charles Thooris was appointed Director of Secure-IC Pte Ltd and Sales Director for Secure-IC in 2014. He was previously in charge of Sales & Marketing of the Asia-Pacific area. He has been based out of Singapore since 2012. Charles is a graduate from the French aerospace engineering school Supaero completed by a master degree in engineering management




Corporate governance is an integral part of the Secure-IC corporate culture and it is founded on our values. We are committed to high standards of corporate governance, as we consider this contributes to the company’s long-term success. Our commitment to efficient company management is how we gain and keep the trust of employees, customers, partners, and communities in which we work and do business.

The  Strategic Board

  • Jean-Charles Hourcade, Chairman
  • Hassan Triqui
  • Philippe Nguyen
  • Sylvain Guilley
  • Jean-Luc Danger
  • Laurent Sauvage
  • David Naccache, Chairman of the Scientific Committee