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Gaming Partners International Corp (GPIC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alain Thieffry

59 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Gronau

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, Director

Jean-Francois Lendais

51 2010 Director

Martin Berkowitz

66 2013 Independent Director

Eric Endy

60 2003 Independent Director

Charles Henry

77 2006 Independent Director

Robert Kelly

59 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alain Thieffry

Mr. Alain Thieffry is Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer of Company. He previously served as Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Financial Officer of Gaming Partners International Corp., since July 7, 2014. Mr. Thieffry has served as President of the Executive Board of Holding Wilson, S.A. since February 2002. He has been an executive officer of Holding Wilson, S.A. since 1984. Since 2003, Mr. Thieffry has also served as Chief Executive Officer of DeRoche, S.A., wholly-owned subsidiary of Holding Wilson, S.A. Mr. Thieffry holds Masters of Law and Business Administration and the equivalent of a CPA license in France. Among other qualifications, Mr. Thieffry brings to the Board significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, international business practices, and business structuring.

Gregory Gronau

Mr. Gregory S. Gronau is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Gaming Partners International Corp., since July 7, 2014. Mr. Gronau served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 through September 2009. From 2006 to March 2008, Mr. Gronau served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadillac Jack, Inc. (Duluth, Georgia), a supplier of innovative games and systems to the gaming industry. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Vice President of Operations of Shuffle Master, Inc. (Las Vegas, Nevada), a publicly-traded supplier of automatic card shufflers and proprietary table games. At Shuffle Master, Mr. Gronau oversaw software and hardware research for two product lines and directed manufacturing operations for all products. Between 1996 and 2002, Mr. Gronau served as Director of Operations and Business Planning and then as Vice President of Distribution Services of WMS Industries, Inc. (Chicago, Illinois), a publicly-traded manufacturer of lottery terminals and slot machines. Among other qualifications, Mr. Gronau is skilled in corporate opportunity management for domestic and international companies, managing start-up opportunities, turnaround challenges and high-growth large corporations’ organizational improvements. His acquisition experience managing corporate-wide acquisition improvements is valuable to the Board and the Company as growth potential is analyzed and pursued.

Jean-Francois Lendais

Mr. Jean-Francois Lendais is Director of Gaming Partners International Corp., since May 2010.Mr. Lendais is currently the President and CEO of CJS-PLV, a French company which designs and manufactures displays for point of sale. From 2000 until December 2010, Mr. Lendais served as a Vice President of Capgemini Consulting France, also serving as a member of the Executive Committee from 2003 until December 2010, and as the head of its Operational Transformation practice during that period. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Lendais worked in various capacities with Bossard Consultants and Gemini Consultants. He has served on the Supervisory Board of Holding Wilson, S.A. since 2004. Among other qualifications, Mr. Lendais has served as a business transformation consultant and has experience in major transformations involving several countries with different languages, cultures and management styles. As the Company continues to integrate operations in the U.S., France, Mexico and now Asia.

Martin Berkowitz

Mr. Martin A. Berkowitz is the Independent Director of Gaming Partners International Corp. Mr. Berkowitz also serves on the Board of Directors, and is Chairman of the Audit Committee, of Ready One Industries, a 501(c)(3) corporation. From 2008 to March 2011, Mr. Berkowitz served as the Chief Financial Officer of Virtual Coaching, LLC, a technology-enabled service company based in New York City. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Berkowitz was Chief Financial Officer of ChildNet, Inc., a community-based non-profit corporation that administers foster care and adoptive services for Broward County, Florida. From 2006 to 2007, he was a consultant in the areas of financial management and business development. He was Chief Financial Officer for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 2005 and 2006. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Berkowitz held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, then President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation. He retired as Senior Vice President from Prudential Financial in 2000 following a twenty-five year career where he served as Comptroller of the individual insurance unit, Chief Financial Officer of the investment management business unit, and the Corporate Comptroller. He played a major role in the conversion of Prudential from a mutual insurance company to a public shareholder-owned company. Mr. Berkowitz earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1970 and his Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University in 1975. He has attended executive programs at the University of Michigan, Stanford University and Harvard University. Among other qualifications, Mr. Berkowitz brings to the Board a track record of success in financial and operating management in both the private and public sectors. His experience as a financial executive contributes particularly to the Board’s oversight of the Company’s financial matters.

Eric Endy

Mr. Eric P. Endy is the Independent Director of Gaming Partners International Corp., since 1993.Mr. Endy was our Executive Vice President from September 2002 to March 2003, and served as a consultant to us from April 2003 to September 2007. He served as our Secretary from May 1984 to March 2003, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from November 1998 to September 2002, President from January 1994 to September 2002 and Treasurer from July 2001 to September 2002. From May 1998 to July 1998, Mr. Endy was our Treasurer and from January 1994 to July 1995, Mr. Endy was our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Endy was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the former Paul-Son Gaming Supplies, Inc. from November 1998 to September 2002, and Executive Vice President and General Manager of the former Paul-Son Gaming Supplies, Inc. from July 1990 to November 1998. Mr. Endy received a Master of Arts from California State University-Los Angeles in 1981 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2007.

Charles Henry

Mr. Charles R. Henry is the Independent Director of Gaming Partners International Corp., since June 2006.Mr. Henry is a retired two-star general, with 41 years of leadership experience, a distinguished military career and an advanced law degree. He is currently the President of CRH, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in defense acquisition issues. In March 2013, Mr. Henry accepted the position of Chairman of the Board of Jorge Scientific Corporation. Jorge specializes in providing mission-critical national security solutions to the U.S. armed forces, intelligence communities and federal civilian agencies. He has served on the board of directors of Molycorp, Inc., an American mining corporation, since August 2009. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Chief Operating Officer and, from 1994 to 2007, a board member of CEG Company in Rico Rica, Arizona, a leading producer of wiring harnesses for military vehicles. Prior to that, he was a consultant in Washington D.C. for various companies on defense issues. In 2001, he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Henry served as President of LFR Levine Fricke, an environmental management and consulting firm, which is an affiliate of Holding Wilson, S.A., our principal stockholder. Mr. Henry holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Middle Tennessee State University; he is a graduate of the United States Army War College and the United States Army Command and General Staff College; he holds a J.D. and a L.L.M. degree from Woodrow Wilson Law School. Among other qualifications, Mr. Henry brings to the Board vast leadership experience within the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and as a senior executive working in the civilian industry. He has hands-on experience and demonstrated ability in program development and resource management.

Robert Kelly

Mr. Robert J. Kelly is the Independent Director of Gaming Partners International Corp., since February 2006.Mr. Kelly received a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1986 and an engineering degree from Princeton University in 1977. Since 2000, Mr. Kelly has been the founder, patent holder and primary stockholder of EarthSource Inc., Raynham, Massachusetts, a waste-water treatment plant. He is also a civil engineer and responsible for designing the EarthSource process and managing its operations. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Kelly worked with LFR, Inc., an environmental engineering company and affiliate of Holding Wilson, S.A., our principal stockholder. Prior to 1994, Mr. Kelly worked as a Division Manager for OHM Corporation, a publicly-traded company that provides technology-based, on-site hazardous waste remediation environmental services, and as a Field Service Manager at IT Corporation, a publicly-traded company in the environmental engineering business, providing environmental consulting, engineering and construction and remediation services. Among other qualifications, Mr. Kelly brings to the Board significant experience and leadership in business development and operational and financial analysis.

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