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     Date Submitted:24-02-2016
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     Current job:Director Business Development, Sales & Marketing EMEA
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsTo create, energize or recover an commercial activity; to highlight growth levers and lift barriers in a highly competitive environment, to define and execute a EMEA conquest strategy
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                         Executive Strategy, Business Development, Sales & Marketing 

                           Space & defense (7y), IT/telecoms/media (12y)  and innovation

     

    ESME Sc.&Eng. (1993)

    ESSEC EMBA (2013)

    French (native), English (fluent)

    Russian intermediate level 4 (Berlitz)

    Chinese Mandarin beginner                

    Key skills

    > Developing new business areas in a highly competitive environment

    > Energizing & engaging a results-oriented team, in a matrix organization with diverse business cultures

    > Overseeing contract performance with focus on delivery, quality and budget follow-up

    > Facing & fighting competition, retaining customers

    > Building a business intimacy at all levels of decision-making in operators, broadcasters, integrators, payload suppliers

     

    2011-now (5 years): 

    VIADUCT (owner) : consulting agencydeveloping & reinforcing business on companies’ behalf

    Consultant acting as a Director/VP/MD Business development, Sales & Marketing

    > Generating new business and expanding the addressable market

     + Commercial strategies: lifting barriers, fighting competition, retaining customers to boost sales

     + Specialties: creation from scratch, recovering declining activities

     + Lobbying at any decision-making level: capturing trends, pushing new solutions, anticipating customer’s needs

    >Management & leadership

     + P&L management (HW, SW, HR): from tendering to contract performance (business review, dashboard)

     + Optimizing multi-cultural team efficiency, focusing on communication, motivation & engagement

     + Closing deals & overseeing execution, signing partnerships, fundraising, setting-up subsidiaries

    > Territories: France & Western Europe & emerging economies as Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa or Asia

    > Typical assignments:

    1) ARICENT(10,000 consultants; India-USA-Belgium) - 18 months - VPBusiness Development EMEA

    Objectives: recovering business in EMEA after acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent network applications BU by Aricent

    Results: turnover from €50m to €60m with 30% gross margin. 50 on-going clients + new tier1 acquisition.

    2) ALOE Systems Ltd.(500 employees; Russia) - 18 months -  VP EMEA & board adviser before M&A.

    3) FREYR (Holding/40SH) 20 months as Co-founder and Managing Director up to last fundraising.

    4) Satellite Operators : boradband & interactive VAS commercial conquests strategy for EMEA 

     

    2002-2011(9 years): 

    THOMSON TELECOM rebranded TECHNICOLOR (France, Belgium, USA & Russia)

    Telecoms/media: telecoms & video infrastructures for IPTV, multimedia gateways, satellite & terrestrial set-top-boxes

    Director for BU Europe, Russia & CIS

    Objectives: to set-up and growthe new telecom division with operators, broadcasters, integrators & retailers clients.

    > Heading local BU P&L + the full commercial chain from strategy, busdev, closing, forecast, delivery to after-sales

    > Defining & executing commercial strategy for both CPE and E2E Video & Voice Systems (HW, SW, Services)

     + Adapting product, process & business model to emerging countries: language, regulation, commercial rules, delivery

     + Setting-up and keeping motivated a partners’ network & an international team (sales/presales/bid-mgt, operations)

     + Initiating the first collaborative forecast process for Thomson (needs<->sales<->production): better service & margin

    > Creating a reliable confident relationship with partners and customers

    > Facing 3 different market cycles: conquest phase 2002-05, maturity 2006-07 & 2008’s crisis

    Results: Turnover: €60m from scratch (90% CPE & 10% IPTV network). Delivery: 1m products per year in 20 countries.

     

     

    1995-2002(7 years): 

    ALCATEL Space & Telspace sold to THALES Alenia Space and THALES Space & Defense

    Telecoms, Space & Defense: Satellite and terrestrial telecom infrastructures, civil & military systems

    R&D engineer, team leader then tendering and pre-sales engineer

    > Designing on-board resources processes for civil & military satellite systems (Syracuse3)

    > Developing & validating satellite Network Management System (NMS), for Japanese traffic air control (MTSAT)

    > Setting-up and managing the network modelisation and simulation department (Skybridge, Globalstar)

    > Bid management for radio networks: answering RFx, building offers and P&L, organizing risk assessment reviews

    Results: Achieved expert level for end-to-end terrestrial and satellite telecom network infrastructure.

     

                                                Annex

    Military status

    >1994-2000 : NATO secret security clearance & French “Secret défense”

    >1994-2004 : Reserve officer (Air-Force)

     

    Typical clients 

    1> Telecom operators 

    Orange (FR, PL, SK, Africa), DTAG (GE, Balkans, CEE), Telefonica (Spain, GE), Telia-Sonera (Nordics), Telecom Italia, Etisalat, SFR-Numericable, Bouygues Telecoms

    2> Cable operators 

    BNET, Liberty Global/UPC (CEE), Akado (Russie), Numericable, Tcable, RCS, City operators

    3> ISPs 

    Elisa, SIOL, Iskon

    4> Broadcasters 

    Cyfra+, Polsat

    5> System Integrators 

    Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Nextiraone

    6> Retailers

    Mediamark, local distribution chains

     

    Hobbies

    >Historical house restoration

    >Choral singing with few a cappella recitals around Paris


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