An experienced international finance executive, Mr. Antoine Santoni brings considerable skill and knowledge of economics to his current position as Speaker of the Management Board for Luxgateway SA. In this position, Antoine Santoni is responsible for managing the sales department of both the French and German company branches. Antoine Santoni also oversees strategic business development for the company, including the implementation of mobile marketing applications and strategies and the design and implementation of an independent European content platform. Prior to joining the management team of Luxgateway SA, Antoine Santoni served as CEO of Tele2 (INVIK Group), a major Pan-European telecom operator. As CEO, Antoine Santoni maintained direct oversight of more than KR 2B in revenue and a staff of more than 5,300 employees. During his tenure, Antoine Santoni spearheaded a number of initiatives to bring Tele2 into the modern era, such as the launch of Mobile TV, DVB-H tests with TdF, and the EU Enthron II project. Focused on the convergence between mobile telephony and TV, Antoine Santoni utilized his dynamic leadership to distinguish Tele2 in the European marketplace. Before taking over at Tele2, Antoine Santoni held a number of different management positions, including Vice President Group Controlling and Budgeting of RTL Group in Luxembourg and Head of Financial Analysis for Banque Paribas in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Antoine Santoni began his impressive career at Dresdner Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Antoine Santoni joined Dresdner Bank AG after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Augsburg in Germany. In addition to his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics, Antoine Santoni holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Darmstadt in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen. Antoine Santoni also studied for a brief period in the United States at the University of California, Irvine.
Octopus Network, Club des Affaires de Berlin (Germany), Marketing Club Berlin, Club Franco-Allemand de Paris (France), Octopus Network in Oulu (Finland)
Jul 2006 - Present
Speaker of the Board
- Mobile marketing at its edge
- In charge of sales house
- Mobile internet, streaming, download, pics and communication
- Heading the sales house
- In charge of the Luxembourgian, the French and the German (2009) entities - Patent deposited and accepted regarding the encoding and automatic mobile device recognition in order to send videos to download on any mobile device anywhere around the world.
Mar 1995 - May 1999
University of Darmstadt
Nov 1984 - Feb 1990
University of Augsburg
Director International Affairs (JCI)
Sep 1985 - Mar 1986
University of California Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is one of the 11 campuses of the University of California. The University of California is part of the state of California’s public university system. In 1960, the State Board of Education in California developed the California Master Plan for Higher Education, in conjunction with a team of U.C. Regents. Under this Plan, California initiated a three-tier public higher education system, including the California Community College, the California State University, and the University of California. The first University of California was located in Berkeley and established in 1868, and most recently, the University of California opened a new campus located in Northern California, called the University of California, Merced, which opened in 2005. Of the 11 University of California campuses, two are only open to graduate students. University of California San Francisco (UCSF) enrolls graduated students of medical and health sciences; the University of California Hastings, also in San Francisco, enrolls graduate students in legal studies. The California Master Plan for Higher Education is largely seen as a response to the growing demand for college campuses back in the 1950s. Veterans emerging from World War II increasingly sought higher education degrees, partly due to the G.I. Bill that promised to pay entire veterans’ education tuitions. The Master Plan anticipated an influx in college attendees with the postwar baby boom. The University of California system of college campuses ranks among world-class educational institutions.