Governance & Management

 

 

EXCOM

Frederic Rose

CEO

Mr. Frederic Rose has been Chief Executive Officer of Technicolor since 2008. His two priorities since his nomination have been to improve the group’s financial situation and to re-center its Media & Entertainment activities in order to reinforce the group’s position as a technology leader in the market.

Prior to joining Technicolor, Mr. Rose held various positions within Alcatel-Lucent and was a member of the Executive Committee.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Affairs and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Fabienne Brunet

EVP, Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibilities

 

Fabienne Brunet was appointed Head of Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibility in June 2014 and was nominated to the Executive Committee. She had joined Technicolor in 2009 as Senior Vice-President Corporate Human Resources taking care of the transformation of the whole Human Resources function and responsible for the Business and Regional organizations as well as Talent Development. Prior to joining Technicolor, Fabienne Brunet was VP Human Resources for Services Group at Alcatel-Lucent. She had started her career in the Thomson Group before joining Alcatel-Alsthom as General Secretary at the Occidentale Medias and Human Resources Director at the Express Group and then Vice-President Group Internal Communication.

Fabienne Brunet holds a Master in Law and a Master of Science in Human Resources from Paris University.

Vince Pizzica

SEVP Corporate Development & Technology

 

Vince Pizzica joined Technicolor in September 2008. Prior to joining Technicolor, he was in charge of Technology, Strategy & Marketing at Alcatel-Lucent for the EMEA and APAC regions.

Over a 23-year career in the telecoms industry, his responsibilities included CTO for the APAC region at Alcatel-Lucent, General Manager of the Trusted Networks activity at Siemens in Australia and various roles in operations and technology at Telstra.

Australian by birth, Mr. Pizzica holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Institute of Engineers and a Master of Telecoms & Info Systems from the University of Essex in the U.K.

 

Michel Rahier

EVP Operations Services & Transformation and President Connected Home

 

Michel Rahier was appointed President of “Connected Home” Division in October 2011. He joined the Technicolor Executive Committee in April 2011 following his appointment as Executive Vice President, Operations Services & Transformation.

Michel Rahier was most recently Executive Vice-President Operations and member of the Management Committee at Alcatel-Lucent, in charge of the global company transformation.

Prior to this, he became President of the Fixed Communications Group at Alcatel since 2005, then at Alcatel-Lucent, President of the Carrier Business Group in 2007.

Michel Rahier holds a Master and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Louvain as well as an MBA from Boston University.

Stéphane Rougeot

Chief Financial Officer

 

Stéphane Rougeot joined Technicolor in November 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, he spent five years with France Telecom, first as Head of Strategy for the company’s Equant subsidiary, then as Head of Indirect Sales and finally as Group Controller. Previously, he had been in charge of investor relations and Head of corporate communications for Technicolor.

Mr. Rougeot began his career with Total in Africa and Paris, serving in a range of financial control, project finance and M&A functions.

He is a graduate of the IEP business school in Paris.

 

Boris Teksler

SEVP Technicolor, Technology & President of the Technology Business Group

 

Boris Teksler, most recently spent four years at Apple as head of Patent Licensing & Strategy. Prior to Apple, he spent 16 years at Hewlett-Packard, most recently as a co-founder of HP’s Intellectual Property Licensing Business. He also held a variety of senior management roles in research & development, marketing and general management. As a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley, he has acquired extensive experience in commercializing technologies and Intellectual Property.

He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis.

Quentin Lilly

EVP Technicolor, President of Home Entertainment Services Division

 

Quentin Lilly has been President of Technicolor Home Entertainment Services (HES) since 1999.  Prior to this appointment, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within HES including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development as well as Chief Operating Officer.

Before joining Technicolor in 1994, Mr. Lilly spent approximately 10 years in the corporate finance sector as a member of the Investment Banking/Capital Markets Groups at Smith Barney and Crowell, Weedon & Co.

Mr. Lilly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from California Polytechnic University.

 

Tim Sarnoff

EVP Technicolor, President of Production Services

 

Tim Sarnoff joined Technicolor in 2009.  In 2014 Mr. Sarnoff was appointed President of Technicolor’s Production Services Division, he had previously served as President of Technicolor Digital Productions.  

An industry veteran, prior to joining Technicolor Mr. Sarnoff was president of Sony Pictures Imageworks for 12 years, and previously created Warner Digital Studios as a division of Warner Bros., and shepherded the start-up and growth of Warner Bros. Animation.  

Mr. Sarnoff holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and in Journalism from Stanford University.

Sandra Carvalho

Chief Marketing Officer Technicolor

 

A seasoned Marketing professional with over twenty years experience, Sandra Carvalho joined Technicolor in September, 2013.  She brings end-to-end marketing management experience working in senior positions for marquee brands like IBM, Bloomberg and Nokia in the areas of strategic planning, program development, marketing communications and brand strategy.  She has built a highly successful track record in leading change, converting technology into innovative marketing opportunities and building high performance teams.  

Originally from Portugal and fluent in four languages, Carvalho holds a degree in International Business from Fordham’s Marymount College.

 

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Management Committee

Eric Adam

Chief Procurement Officer Technicolor and Head of Connected Home Business Division, Hardware Platforms & Product Costing

Barbara Bessolo

SVP, Connected Home Business, Americas Region

Claude Gagnon

SVP Technicolor, President of Creative Services Division

 

Adrien Cadieux

General Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs

Esther Gaide

Technicolor Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Ginny Davis

Chief Information Officer Technicolor

 

Cristina Gomila

Research and Innovation

Simon Hibbins

International Operations Home Entertainment Services

Rachel Orand

Corporate Assets Management

 

François Rossiensky

EMEA Connected Home

Nathan Wappet

Operations Production Services

Mark Benson

MPC

 

Pat Byrne

Strategic Operational Initiatives Home Entertainment Services

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN

Didier Lombard

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics

 

Mr. Didier Lombard is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics since spring 2011. He was also Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom from March 2005 to March 2010 and Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to February 2011.

From 2003 to 2005, he was Executive Vice President of France Telecom in charge of the technologies, partnership and new services mission. From 1999 to the beginning of 2003, Mr. Lombard served as Ambassador in charge of foreign investment and Chief Executive Officer of the French Agency for I nternational I nvestment.

From 1991 to 1998, he was Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Strategy in the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.

From 1988 to 1990, he served as Technical and Scientific manager in the Ministry of Research and Technology.

Mr. Lombard graduated from École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.

 

DIRECTOR

Frederic Rose

CEO Technicolor

 

Mr. Frederic Rose has been Chief Executive Officer of Technicolor since 2008. His two priorities since his nomination have been to improve the group’s financial situation and to re-center its Media & Entertainment activities in order to reinforce the group’s position as a technology leader in the market.

Prior to joining Technicolor, Mr. Rose held various positions within Alcatel-Lucent and was a member of the Executive Committee.

He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Affairs and the Georgetown University Law Center.

 
 

DIRECTOR

Lloyd Carney

CEO of Brocade

 

Mr. Lloyd Carney has been Chief Executive Officer of Brocade since January 2013. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xsigo Systems, which he sold in July 2012.

Prior to that, he managed the Netcool division at IBM. This division provides IT and telecom infrastructure management tools to a variety of customers in enterprise computing, transportation, and wireless networking. When IBM acquired Micromuse, Mr. Carney was appointed Chairman and CEO of this company.

Mr. Carney was COO at Juniper Networks, where he oversaw the sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and customer service organizations. He also supervised three Nortel Networks divisions (Core IP Division, Wireless Internet Division, and Enterprise Data Division). Mr. Lloyd Carney is Chairman of the Lloyd and Carole Carney Foundation.

DIRECTOR

David L. Fishman

Partner of Vector Capital

 

David Fishman has been a Partner at Vector Capital since 2008. He has led the investments in SafeNet, Aladdin Knowledge Systems and Trafficmaster. He was recently named Technology Investor of the Year – North America by ACQ Finance Magazine.

Prior to joining Vector, Mr. Fishman worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 10 years and was a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions area, focused primarily on technology and media transactions.

In his time at Goldman, he led or participated in over 30 transactions worth an aggregate value of $120 billion, including transactions involving Microsoft, eBay, Adobe, IBM, Oracle and PeopleSoft.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at JPMorgan where he was responsible for raising debt financing for the firm’s corporate clients.

Mr. Fishman has an MBA with Distinction from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. with honors in Economics from Duke University.

 
 

DIRECTOR

Bruce Hack

Former CEO, Vivendi Games and Vice Chairman, Activision Blizzard

 

Mr. Bruce Hack is a Director of several companies and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Demerx, Inc. Mr. Hack was Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Corporate Officer of Activision Blizzard until 2009.

Prior to that, Mr. Hack was Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi Games from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Hack also served as EVP, Development and Strategy, Vivendi Universal, from 2001 to 2003; Vice-Chairman of the Board, Universal Music Group, from 1998 to 2001; and Chief Financial Officer, Universal Studios, from 1995 to 1998.

He joined the Seagram Company Ltd. in 1982 after serving as a trade negotiator at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Among his roles at Seagram were Chief Financial Officer of Tropicana Products, Inc. and Director, Strategic Planning, at The Seagram Company Ltd.

Mr. Hack earned a BA at Cornell University and an MBA in finance at the University of Chicago.

 

DIRECTOR

Hugues Lepic

CEO of Aleph Capital

 

Hugues Lepic (47) is a professional investor, based in London. He was, until August 2012, head of the Merchant Banking Division of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) where he spent most of his career.

Mr Lepic played a critical role in building the Principal Investing and Merchant Banking franchises of Goldman Sachs in EMEA, and in establishing Goldman Sachs as one of the leading principal investors in private equity, credit and infrastructure in Europe. He led several of the Merchant Banking Division’s more successful investments and has served on the boards of a number of significant portfolio companies. During his tenure, Goldman Sachs invested over $7 billion in private equity transactions in Europe. He was also a member of Goldman Sachs’ European Management Committee. He was made a managing director of Goldman Sachs in 1998 and a partner in 2000.

He became head of the Principal Investment Area in Europe in 2006 and head of The Merchant Banking Division in Europe in 2009. Before that he specialised in investing in the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) sectors. He joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1990. He holds a MSc from Ecole Polytechnique in France and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

 

DIRECTOR

Virginie Calmels

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EuroDisney and EuroDisney Associés SCA

 

Since January 8, 2013, Mrs. Virginie Calmels has been held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Euro Disney and Euro Disney Associés S.C.A, of which she has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March, 2011. She is also the Founding Chairman of SHOWer Company. In parallel, she has been Vice-Chairman of the CEPS research center since July, 2009, a director of Iliad (Free) since June, 2009, a director of MEDEF (the French Employer’s Federation) since June 12, 2013 and a member of the MEDEF’s International Committee of the MEDEF.

Virginie Calmels began her career in 1993 with Salustro Reydel as a Financial Auditor, and subsequently as a Senior Manager. In 1998, she joined the Canal+ Group as Financial Officer of NC Numéricable, before becoming Chief Financial Officer of Sky Gate BV in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). In 2000, she became Financial Officer of the Canal+ group’s international and development divisions, and subsequently served as Chief Financial Officer of Canal+ SA between 2000 and 2002, before being appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and then joint Chief operating Officer. In 2003,
Ms. Calmels joined the Endemol France Group as Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in October 2007, and subsequently Chief Operating Officer of Endemol Monde in May 2012.

Virginie Calmels is a graduate of the ESC business school in Toulouse, a qualified and certified accountant and Statutory Auditor (DESCF), and a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the European Business Administration Institute (INSEAD). Furthermore, she has been awarded the title of Knight of the French National Order of Merit. Since April 2014, Mrs. Calmels has also been Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux, in charge of Economy and Employment.

 

DIRECTOR

Alexander R. Slusky

Founder and Managing Partner of Vector Capital

 

Mr. Slusky is the founder and Managing Partner of Vector Capital. His areas of expertise include infrastructure and applications software, internet services, corporate spinouts, and technology buyouts

Prior to Vector, Mr. Slusky led the technology equity practice at Ziff Brothers Investments, managing a portfolio of public and private technology investments. Before joining Ziff Brothers, he was at New Enterprise Associates, focusing on venture investments in software, communications, and digital media. Prior to NEA, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a product manager at Microsoft Corporation.

Mr. Slusky has a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude from Harvard University, and an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.

 

DIRECTOR

Laura Quatela

President of Eastman Kodak Company

 

Laura Quatela has been President of Eastman Kodak Company since January 2012, and served as Co-Chief Operating Officer for the first half of the year managing the Consumer Group of businesses and Kodak's Intellectual Property business.

In January 2011, Laura Quatela was appointed General Counsel and elected a Senior Vice President.

In January 2008, she was appointed Chief Intellectual Property Officer and retained this role in tandem with her duties leading the company's Legal organization. Previously, Laura Quatela was Managing Director, Intellectual Property Transactions, and was responsible for directing strategic cross-licensing and royalty-bearing licensing activities for the company, including developing Kodak’s digital capture licensing program.

Laura Quatela joined Kodak in 1999 and held various positions in the company’s Legal and Finance departments.

Prior to joining Kodak, Laura Quatela worked for Clover Capital Management, Inc., SASIB Railway GRS, and Bausch & Lomb Inc. In private law practice, she was a defense litigator specializing in mass tort cases. Laura Quatela is a graduate of Denison University, B.A., International Politics (1979) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (1982).

 

DIRECTOR

Nicolas Grelier

Nicolas Grelier

Program Manager, Technicolor

 

Mr Grelier has been a Program Manager at Technicolor since 2012. In the Group since 2006, he has held various positions in program management, and bid management at the R&D site in Rennes, France. He has extensive experience in international customer relationship management and project management in the high tech field.

Prior to joining Technicolor, Mr. Grelier worked as Program Manager for NAGRA France and for CANAL+ Technologies.

Mr. Grelier is a graduate of Ecole des Mines de Nantes (1999) and has a Project Management professional certification from the Project Management Institute (2009).

 

OBSERVER

Béatrix de Russé

 

Ms. de Russé, who joined Technicolor in 1976 as an international attorney, was named to head international contracts and intellectual property for two electronic components affiliates in 1984. From 1993 to 1999 she served as Vice President for Licensing, then as Vice President for Patents and Licensing before being named Vice President for Worldwide Licensing.

Béatrix de Russé has supervised Technicolor’s worldwide intellectual property and licensing activities from 2004 to 2013.

Ms. de Russé holds a Master's degree in law, a DESS degree in International Trade law, a Master's degree in English, and a CDCI diploma.

 
 
 

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Committees

The Board has set up five committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Remunerations Committee
  • Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Amplify 2015 Committee
  • Technology Committee