XAVIER NIEL, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS & CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Xavier Niel is the Iliad Group's majority shareholder and founder. He has been involved in the data communications, Internet and telecommunications industry since the late 1980s. In 1993, before dedicating himself full-time to developing the Group, he founded Worldnet, the first Internet service provider in France, which was sold to Kaptech (LDCom Group) in December 2000. He has been responsible for the Group's major strategic developments, from the launch of the ANNU service and the development of Internet access services based on France Télécom’s repayment scheme as a financial model to the launch of the Freebox project.
MAXIME LOMBARDINI, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Prior to becoming Chairman of the Board of Directors, Maxime Lombardini was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Iliad Group from 2007 to 2018. Before joining Iliad, he worked for the Bouygues group in which he held successive positions from 1989 as General Secretary of TPS (satellite television), Development Director of TF1 and Chief Executive Officer of TF1 Production. Maxime is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds a post-graduate degree in corporate and tax law from the University of Paris II.
THOMAS REYNAUD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Thomas Reynaud is Chief Executive Officer of the Iliad Group. He has been with Iliad since 2007, propelling it forward in its role as a maverick in the French telecoms sector. He joined the Company as Head of Business Development before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and then a Senior Vice-President in 2010, tasked with structuring the Group's growth. Before embarking on the Iliad adventure, Thomas began his career in New York in 1997 and then held the position of Managing Director in charge of the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector at Société Générale, where he advised European companies on their business development, and notably Iliad at the time of its IPO. Thomas is a graduate of HEC business school and New York University.
CYRIL POIDATZ, CORPORATE SECRETARY
Before joining Iliad in 1998, Cyril Poidatz worked for ten years at Cap Gemini. For several years he served as Finance Director for Cap Gemini Italia, leading the restructuring of Cap Gemini’s Italian divisions. In his new role within Iliad he will participate in creating the Group’s Corporate Secretary’s Department.
NICOLAS JAEGER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Nicolas Jaeger is Chief Financial Officer of the Iliad Group. He has worked with Iliad since 2007, supporting its development as Head of Investor Relations and then Group Treasurer. Before joining Iliad, Nicolas worked for five years at Calyon (Crédit Agricole Group) as a Credit Analyst and then Relationship Manager in charge of the TMT sector. He is a graduate of the EDHEC Business School and holds a Master's degree in finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
RANI ASSAF, DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Rani Assaf is in charge of the Group's IP and Telecoms network, as well as the rollout of its DSL network. Since 1999, Rani Assaf has been involved in implementing the Group’s IP network infrastructures, as well as its interconnection with the incumbent operator on a Cisco SS7 platform. Rani Assaf is also one of the founders of the Freebox project. He joined the Group in 1999.
ANTOINE LEVAVASSEUR, DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Antoine Levavasseur has a degree in engineering from the French engineering school, EFREI. He joined Iliad in 1999 as manager of Free’s system platform and servers. Since 1999, he has been involved in developing the information system for subscriber management and in operating and developing the email platforms, Web servers and applications used by subscribers.
ALEXIS BIDINOT, DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Alexis Bidinot is a graduate of ESCE and ESSEC business schools and Centrale Paris engineering school. He was the co-founder of the start-up Actradis.fr, a leading player in inter-business file sharing. Over the past six years, Alexis worked for Worldline by Atos as a Key Account Manager and then Atos as Global Client Executive & Hospitality Global Sub-Market Leader, before taking up the position of Head of Atos Major Events, Switzerland, where he partnered the Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee in its digital transformation process. He left Atos in 2017 to join the Iliad Group.
ANGÉLIQUE GÉRARD, CLIENT SUPPORT DIRECTOR
A graduate of INSEAD, Angélique Gérard joined Iliad in early 2000, after four years with the incumbent operator. At Iliad, she oversaw the call center growth and has participated in conceiving and developing all the helpdesk tools as well as the on-site subscriber’s support.
PATRICK FOUQUERIÈRE, DIRECTOR OF SUPPLIER RELATIONS
He is responsible for negotiating and supervising commercial relations with the group’s suppliers. Patrick Fouquerière started his career as commercial engineer for Belgacom France (1996), before joining GTS-Omnicom (1998-2000). In 2001, he joined Onetel as head of voice-related purchases and operator relations. After Onetel was taken over by Iliad in December 2001, Patrick Fouquerière took up responsibility for group relations with operators and local authorities for deploying optical fibre infrastructures.
SERGE FERREIRA, CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Serge Ferreira began his career in 1996 with the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation group where he exercised various responsibilities within the legal affairs department. He joined the telecommunications sector in 2001, helping drive growth as Senior Legal Advisor at LDCOM Networks and subsequently taking on the position of Chief Legal Officer when it became Neuf Cegetel. Following the merger of SFR and Neuf Cegetel, he was appointed Chief Legal Officer at SFR, a position he held until 2009. Serge joined Iliad as the Group’s Chief Legal Officer in 2010. He holds two post-graduate qualifications in corporate and business law from the University of Poitiers (DESS and DJCE).
AUDE MERCIER, CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Aude Mercier is Chief Human Resources Officer of the Iliad Group. She joined the Group's legal affairs department four years ago, tasked with dealing with legal and HR matters. Before joining Iliad, Aude began her career as an employment law attorney at the law firm, Flichy Grangé Avocats. She is a graduate of the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and Fordham University in New York.
CAMILLE PERRIN, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Before joining the Iliad Group in 2008, Camille Perrin began her career at Sara Lee before moving on to work on the launch of a start-up specialized in online digital photo printing. She subsequently joined the telecommunications sector in 2001, successively holding posts in the marketing departments of LibertySurf, Tiscali and Alice. Camille holds a Master's degree in Management Science and a post-graduate degree in marketing from Paris Dauphine University.
SHAHRZAD SHARVAN, DEPUTY CORPORATE SECRETARY
Shahrzad Sharvan is Deputy Corporate Secretary of the Iliad Group, in charge of the Group's corporate legal affairs. She is also Secretary of the Board of Directors and the Board committees. Shahrzad began her career at Lovells LLP before joining Iliad in 2009 as a corporate lawyer and was subsequently appointed Group head of corporate and securities trading law. She holds a post-graduate degree in corporate law and tax from Paris II University, a Masters in Finance from ESCP business school, a "CAPA" qualification for admission to the bar, and a "DJCE" post-graduate qualification in business law.