Arnaud Schleich

Arnaud Schleich is cofounder, CEO and Chairman of PLDA Group. Arnaud began his career as an engineer but quickly learned and experienced sales, marketing, and more generally business development. After creating the distribution network for PLDA IP products, he defined and implemented the strategy that makes PLDA group a 100+ person company today, with over 6000 customers worldwide. He also led several successful acquisitions that directly fueled PLDA growth. In his early engineering years, Arnaud led several projects including the complete system validation and certification for the signal, control and train protection systems for the high speed TGV, Shuttle and Eurostar trains. Passionate with entrepreneurship in general, Arnaud also founded and co-managed the 1st French business angels association PBA (2006) and has been a member of the board of several successful startups.

Jean-Yves Brena

Jean-Yves Brena is cofounder of PLDA Group and COO of PLDA. Jean-Yves began his career at Schlumberger as a microelectronics engineer in the late 1990’s, specializing in FPGA design. After five years as a R&D engineer, he cofounded PLDA to address the needs of the emerging semiconductor IP market. Jean-Yves played a major role in the architecture and design of the first generations of products, but rapidly left engineering to concentrate on operations. Jean-Yves was instrumental in growing PLDA into a global organization that develop and sell high value electronic products all over the world. Today, Jean-Yves focuses on managing the company and ensuring that operations align with the strategic objectives of the group. Jean-Yves holds a DESS Electronique, Electrotechnique, Automatisme from Université d'Orléans.

Stephane Hauradou

Stephane Hauradou cofounded PLDA in 1996 while pursuing a post-graduate degree in microelectronics at Telecom ParisTech in France. Mr. Hauradou was instrumental is growing PLDA from a two-persons start-up to a self-funded recognized global company with multiple brands, subsidiaries, and offices. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Hauradou has had many responsibilities in engineering and marketing, developing PLDA’s first PCI controller IP in 1997, and overseeing the transition to PCI-X and PCI Express. Mr. Hauradou serves as a company Officer, Vice President and CTO, advising on corporate strategy and working day to day on corporate marketing, product marketing, and marcom. Mr. Hauradou holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, and an Advanced Master from Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France.