April 28, 2022 — Pierre Marchal (44, ESSEC Business School graduate) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of SiPearl, the company designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for European exascale supercomputers.
Pierre started with the Saint-Gobain group in 2001, advancing through financial and international positions in the industrial and distribution business units as well as the group’s holding company. He joined Keolis in 2014 as group internal audit manager and was subsequently appointed administrative and financial director of the Retail & Connexions subsidiary of SNCF.
On March 16, Pierre joined SiPearl, which currently has operations in France, Germany and Spain. His mission is to support the accelerated growth strategy and the future commercial challenges of the company by structuring its financial organization and steering capital fundraising. Specifically, Pierre has responsibility for managing all financial components, including cash management, finance, accounting, tax and controlling. He will also secure the financing of manufacturing, which is a key component in the value chain.
Reporting directly to Philippe Notton, CEO and founder of SiPearl, Pierre Marchal joined as a member of the Executive Management Committee.
SiPearl is designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for European exascale supercomputers. This new generation of microprocessors will enable Europe to set out its technological sovereignty in strategic high performance computing (HPC) markets such as artificial intelligence, medical research or climate modelling.
The company is working in close collaboration with its 27 partners from the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium – leading names from the scientific community, supercomputing centers and industry – which are its stakeholders, future clients and end-users.
SiPearl employs 104 people in France (Maisons-Laffitte, Grenoble, Massy, Sophia Antipolis), Germany (Duisburg) and Spain (Barcelona).