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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 experience


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 [email protected] 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 1999Jul 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 1993Jul 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 1985Jul 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




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


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





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