Nice has named Jean-Philippe Demaël as chairman of its new strategic committee. Demaël will also receive a seat on the board of directors. 

“I am proud to be joining a cutting-edge, dynamic group such as Nice, which in less than 30 years has built a solid reputation for itself on the market as an industry leader with a very exciting growth plan for the coming years,” Demaël said.

A graduate of École Polytechnique et Corps des Mines of Paris, he began his career by occupying various government positions at France’s Ministry of Industry and Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. From 1998 to 2008, he worked for the Arcelor Mittal group at Aperam, where he was CEO of Automotive Stainless Europe, before becoming CEO of the Brazilian company Acesita. From 2008 to 2016 he was first CEO of Somfy Activity and then chairman of Somfy, a French player in the automation industry. 

Roberto Griffa, Nice CEO, said that the expertise, professionalism and vision of Nice’s senior management personnel, including Demaël, paired with the many years of experience of its international teams, are fundamental to the company’s future growth.

“Nice is currently in a strategic phase of rapid expansion on a global scale, with major companies such as the Us-based Nortek Security & Control joining the group,” Griffa said. “As a result, I’m certain that the new members of our team such as Jean-Philippe Demaël, with strong backgrounds and international experience in our sector and beyond, will have valuable contributions to make to Nice as it consolidates the process of integrating the new companies and global strategic development in the Smart Home, Security and Home and Building Automation sector.” 

Nice announced it acquired Nortek Security & Control in October 2021 and announced in February that it would dissolve the brand.