Bruno Fabre


o A dynamic international executive, with extensive management experience on all 5 continents o A leader with an unbroken record of business success across diverse industries o Proven track record in rescuing ailing companies and returning them to growth and profitability

Work History

Work History


Thomson Telecom

2003 – Present Executive Vice President, Thomson Premises Systems: €1.8bn, 2000 employees

Member of Thomson Executive Committee

Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Telecom

oLaunch of strategic actions to develop profitable growth of Customer Premises Equipment (gateways, set-top boxes, telephony, etc.) business worldwide

oSuccessful growth of business to secure No. 1 position worldwide in gateway market with 20 % market share and healthy margins and retention of No. 1 position worldwide in decoder market

oAcquisition of strategic telecoms companies to reinforce product portfolio (Inventel, Peak Frame, Cirpack) and strategic partnerships with customers such as soft@home with Orange

oEffective adaptation of company structure to market evolutions: from costly European-centric organisation to lean and efficient global organization: manufacturing transferred to Asia, supply chain in Eastern Europe, R&D partly in India and China

Jul 1999 - Jul 2003



1999/2003ATLINKS (Alcatel/Thomson joint venture ): €750m turnover,1200 employees based in 8 subsidiaries (3 in Europe, 1 in US, 1 in Mexico, 2 in China, 1 in Australia)

Chief Executive Officer

oSuccessful growth of telephony and Internet Appliances business with increase of 12% in a flat market after only one year

oSecured profitability through reorientation of marketing and sales strategy from retail to BtoB focus

oRestructuring of manufacturing activities including sale of 2 factories and transfer of production to China through subcontractors

oReengineering of Internet Appliances business through reduction in fixed costs and implementation of new R&D strategy

Jul 1993 - Jul 1999

VP GSM Sales

1993/1999 Alcatel Mobile Phone: 12 million terminals; €1.2bn turnover

Vice President Sales, Supply Chain and Customer Care

oDevelopment of business from scratch to 10% market share worldwide after only 6 years

oImplementation of sales organisation of 350 people located around the world

oCreation of global logistics and customer care infrastructures

Jul 1985 - Jul 1988

Sales Director Europe and South America

Alcatel Radiotelephone

1988/1993 Alcatel Radiotelephone

Sales Director Europe and South America

oExpanded sales of GSM infrastructures and Private Mobile Radio Networks across regions including successes such as contract of €130m with Argentinean Police

oLeadership of Sales and Engineering teams for successful project realisation across entire network solutions scope

1979 - 1985



1985/1988  Afrique Metaux: Turnover of €15m, 80 people based in 7 countries

Chief Executive Officer

oManagement of French company and coordination of 6 African subsidiaries (Senegal, Togo, Benin, Liberia, ivory coast, Cameroon ) in raw materials/steel industry

oResponsibilities included budget management, relations with local banks and authorities and negotiations with local suppliers and European customers

Organization of local yards, logistics, chartering of ships, etc

1979 - 1985

Area Sales Manager Latin Americas


1979/1985 SAGEM

Area Sales Manager Latin Americas

oSecured significant growth in sales of telecom equipment to private and public companies

oCreation of new sales force and after-sales, distributor and reseller networks

Won public tenders in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Nicaragua


1998 - Present


1985 - 1987

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

part time

1975 - 1978

business scholl