France - Paris

Management

Habib Aouad

VP Sales EMEA

Paris

Strong experience in Sales, Strategy & Management for Software and IT organizations. International leader/manager driven by growth, performance and profit, specialized in developing businesses and taking them to the next level. Proven strong track record in complex sales and strategic partnerships.

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Grégoire Kiss

Sales Director France & BELUX

Paris

Ambitious, succesful and multi-award winning sales professional with solid references, I am helping organizations achieve their digital transformation through a full suite of virtual collaborative solution. An early advocate of social selling, I have a proven track record of success with a consultative sales approach. Creative, passionate and tenacious, I have a unique skill set inherited from 12+ years spent in highly competitive markets in telecom and software industries in both North America and EMEA and a high level sporting background. My favorite quote is from my sales mentor Cordel Banks: 'in order to know 10 things you nead to learn 100'

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Executive Committee

Didier Jaubert

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Paris

Didier holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and joined Arkadin in 2013 as Chief Partnership Officer. Didier brings over 30 years of commercial and general management experience with IT and Telco multinationals to our company. For 20 years, he held various management positions in Sales and Global Services in France and the U.S. at IBM. As SVP for Orange Business Services beginning in 2007, he was recognized for his expertise in outsourcing and system integration as well as for his strong negotiation skills in contracts and partnerships in global customer environments. Didier graduated from the École Centrale in Paris and also holds an Economics Degree from Paris University.

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Armelle de Madre

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Paris

Armelle joined Arkadin in 2011 to take on HR for EMEA and as Deputy to Global HR, setting up HR Information System and global processes and programs. She followed by leading Marketing for EMEA, focuses on key product launches and business-driven lead generation activities. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City and HEC business school in Paris, she started her career at Renault in Sales and Marketing, before moving to Human Resources positions in Sales, Engineering, Logistics as well as Manufacturing. She then joined Schneider Electric.

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Jean-Pierre Dacher

Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO)

Paris

Jean-Pierre joined Arkadin as Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO) in 2016 and is responsible for leading product, development, operations and our information systems. Jean-Pierre has 30 years of international experience including engineering planning, and product and project management with enterprises such as Hewlett Packard, SAP, Business Objects and most recently Murex where he was COO. Jean-Pierre holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale d’Elecronique et Radio-Electricité and a Mastere from Ecole Nationale Supérieures des Télécommunications.

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Christophe Reyes

Managing Director, UCaaS

Paris

Christophe has been responsible for managing Arkadin Operations in Europe, including CEMEA, since January 2011. He joined Arkadin in 2007 to create the Global Strategic Accounts group (GSA) to address the Fortune 500 Global Enterprises, which included building strategic relationships with vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco WebEx. Prior to Arkadin, Christophe worked for 15 years in the high tech industry in Sales and General Management positions, and lead fast growing software companies such Electronic Arts, Criterion Software and XRT. Christophe graduated with a Masters degree in Management from the University of Paris.

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Florence Mas Pastor

Chief Legal Officer

Paris

Florence is our Chief Legal Officer, in charge of Legal, Compliance and General Secretary. Since joining the company in 2012, Florence has been supporting the business as Global Legal Director, then she was appointed VP Legal and Compliance before becoming Chief Legal Officer. Florence has 20 years of experience working for international high tech companies, both as in-house lawyer – she spent 7 years at Oberthur Technologies (now Idemia) - and as lawyer in private practices. Florence has a Master Degree in Private Law, specialization in Business Law from Paris University (France), a LL. M. in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham Law School (New York, USA) and is admitted to the Paris Bar.

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Geoffroy De Fontenay

Chief Financial Officer

Paris

Over 20 years experience gained in multinational companies and BtoC environment, primarily in Consumer Goods and Retail/Luxury, after first 4 years as a consultant. Successively in operational and functional roles, with a local (FR, HK), Regional (EUR) and Global (WW) focus, in various international companies (FR, US, UK and NL based). Worked successfully in a variety of business contexts: steady/turnaround/high growth/crisis management, acquisition/integration/restructuring/divestiture, JV. Assertive, with excellent communication skills and a proven track record of diverse teams management and leadership. Extensive technical skills in Finance, and more broadly in Value Creation analysis & management. Strategic thinking, with a strong commercial acumen. Results oriented. Core competencies: Value creation, Strategic planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business partnering, KPI's, Financial control, Accounting & Reporting. Treasury & Financing.Tax and Legal. Risk management, Internal control. Information systems. Change management. Project management. People management.

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