We Are Olnica
We Are Brand Protection Experts.
Olnica delivers the world’s first end-to-end
Secure Track & Trace System that combines innovative molecular taggants with cutting-edge digital and cloud-based technology.
We use our proprietary, invisible taggant to make counterfeit visible, all the way along your value chain. What we can see, we can solve.
We safeguard intellectual property, guarantee authenticity and traceability of products and materials, and protect your brand from counterfeiters.
We Are a 360° Team.
From the beginning, Olnica had a vision of a complete brand protection solution: one that was end-to-end, easy-to-use, quick to deploy and based on an innovative and robust taggant that encodes reliably, and can be decoded efficiently in the field.
That’s why we assembled all the talent necessary under one roof.
Expert chemists, who develop unique product identifiers. Optics engineers, data scientists and software engineers, who develop the readers and software to decode product identifiers. And the skilled management, support and business teams, who deploy their efforts.
Our Executive Team
Founder & President
Nicolas founded Olnica in 2010 after receiving a PhD in chemistry and invented the rare earth-based Olnica Taggant. Early on, Nicolas understood the need businesses have for a Secure Track & Trace System that protects their global value chains from the risks of counterfeiting.
When not driving Olnica’s long-term vision, Nicolas enjoys cooking and gardening with his family.
Cédric Le Minter
Cedric has worked in the US, Africa and Asia, as well as Europe. Passionate about helping businesses grow, he has focused his energies on boosting the success of companies over the last 20 years. He now leads the Olnica team as it grows its award-winning anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solution.
When not in the office, Cedric loves to run marathons (at least he tries).
Head of Quality
Development, management, strategy, excellence and support for change are the common denominators of Emmanuelle’s career.
An expert in QHSE procedures and project management, Emmanuelle sees the focus on customers and their satisfaction, as an essential factor for Olnica’s success.
VP of Sales
Hermann has extensive experience in promoting technological solutions, products and services, in small, mid-market and international companies. With his keen interest in new and disruptive technologies, he leapt at the chance to join an advanced technology enterprise like Olnica.
Hermann’s also a pretty decent golfer.
François Le Natur
Head of R&D
François is the gifted chemist who oversees continuous development of the Olnica Taggant. The holder of a PhD in Material Chemistry, François worked for five years in research in France and Sweden before joining Olnica. He leads the company’s fundamental research into molecular tagging.
François is an avid fan of metal music.
Head of Production and Detection Expert
Romain wears 2 hats at Olnica: He’s both the Production and Engineering guru for Hardware, Software and Data Science at Olnica. An engineer in Material Science and Nanotechnologies, Romain contributes a strong fundamental physics background to the Olnica product team. Romain strongly believes anticounterfeiting solutions can make consumers safer.
Romain is a talented guitar player and climbs mountains in his spare time.
Sophie is Olnica’s part-time CFO. A graduate of Paris Dauphine University, she started her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. She later joined Lascom, a PLM software vendor, as the company’s CFO. In 2010, she created her own company, Philosofi, where she and her team are part-time CFOs for different businesses. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys organizing exciting trips abroad for her family.