Our mission is to help companies protect their users’ privacy
The internet is no longer safe. From data breaches to unlawful surveillance, not a single day passes without a major online service provider getting hacked, exposing our personal data in ways that have become detrimental to ourselves and our families.

We believe the only way forward is to make the internet encrypted end-to-end: our data should remain encrypted, while it is transmitted, while it is stored, and while it is processed, no matter what we do online. We call this the ZeroTrust Internet.

At Zama, we build homomorphic encryption solutions to help companies protect their users’ privacy.
What we believe in
Privacy: Protected at all costs
Pioneers: Building the unbelievable
Openness: The future will be built together
Optimism: Striving toward the best for all
Excellence: Contributing to world-class research
Practical: Technology should be friendly.
Pascal Paillier, PhD – CTO
Rand Hindi, PhD – CEO
Ilaria Chillotti, PhD – Researcher
Pascal is a researcher and entrepreneur in cryptography, and the CTO at Zama. He has spent the past 25 years inventing new cryptographic techniques for critical industries. From homomorphic encryption to whitebox crypto, Pascal has contributed groundbreaking research in academic and corporate environments.

He is a member of the IACR and ISO, where he contributes to standardization efforts for cryptography. Pascal has authored over 50 academic papers, received “Best Paper Award” at Asiacrypt 2005, and is one of the most widely cited author in homomorphic encryption. Prior to Zama, Pascal was CEO at CryptoExperts and head of Cryptography Innovation at Gemalto. He holds a PhD in cryptography from Telecom Paris.
Rand is an entrepreneur and investor in AI and Privacy. He is the CEO at Zama. Rand started coding at the age of 10, founded a Social Network at 14 and a web agency at 15 before getting into Machine Learning at 18 and starting a PhD at 21. He then created Snips, the first edge-based, private by design voice solution for OEMs, which was then acquired by Sonos.

He has been elected as a TR35 by the MIT Technology Review, as a “30 under 30” by Forbes, is a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris and an advisor to multiple companies. He was previously a member of the French Digital Council where he focused on AI and Privacy issues. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College London (UCL), as well as two graduate degrees from Singularity University in Silicon Valley and THNK in Amsterdam.
Ilaria is a researcher in cryptography, specializing in homomorphic encryption. Fascinated by enigmas and secrets, she studied mathematics at a young age in order to get closer to cryptography. She notably co-authored TFHE, currently one of the fastest homomorphic encryption scheme in the world. She is the author of several publications, and winner of the “Best Paper Awards” at Asiacrypt 2016 as well as the iDASH competition in 2019.

Before joining Zama, Ilaria was at Microsoft Research and then in postdoc at KU Leuven. She holds a BSc from Caligari University, a MSc from Joseph Fourrier University in Grenoble, and a PhD from Versailles Paris-Saclay.
Rand Hindi, PhD - CEO
Pascal Paillier, PhD - CTO
Marc Joye, PhD - Chief Scientist
Ilaria Chillotti, PhD - Researcher
Benoit Chevallier, PhD - Researcher
Damien Ligier, PhD - Researcher
Samuel Tap - PhD candidate
Orel Cosseron - PhD candidate
Joao Justi - Engineer
Clement Danjou - Engineer