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Frederic Rose


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, 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.

Michel Rahier

Deputy CEO
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.

Rahier was 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.

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

Tim Sarnoff

Deputy CEO
President, Production Services

Tim Sarnoff joined Technicolor in 2009. In 2014 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 he 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.

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, she holds a degree in International Business from Fordham’s Marymount College.

Esther Gaide

Chief Financial Officer

Esther Gaide was Group Deputy CFO since 2012 when she was appointed CFO and a member of the Executive Committee since February 2015.

She joined Technicolor in September 2011 after 5 years in The Havas Group as Deputy CFO and Group Human Resources Director, and she spent 12 years with the Bolloré Group where she held various positions, first as Director of Internal Audit, then as CFO of Bolloré Logistics Division, CFO of Bolloré Africa Logistics Division and finally as Group Controller.

She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers both in Paris and London, and next with Deloitte both in Paris and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of ESSEC, a French business school and is a French CPA.

Fabienne Brunet

EVP, Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibility

Fabienne Brunet is Head of Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibility and a member of the Executive Committee since June 2014. She joined Technicolor in 2009 as Senior Vice-President Corporate Human Resources. Prior to joining Technicolor, Brunet was Vice-President Human Resources of Alcatel-Lucent’s Services Group.

She began her career at Thomson-CSF before joining Alcatel-Alstom where she held the positions of General Secretary at Occidentale Medias and Human Resources Director at Express Group, and subsequently of Vice-President Group Internal Communications.

Brunet holds a Master of Law degree and a Master of Science in Human Resources degree 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, he 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.

Quentin Lilly

President, Home Entertainment Services

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, he 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.

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

Cristina Gomila

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research and Innovation

Cristina Gomila is Head of Research & Innovation since 2014, and Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Committee since 2016.

She joined Technicolor in 2002 and has spent most of her career in the USA moving into different positions for strategy and management of R&D engineering teams with a focus on Consumer Electronics and Media & Entertainment markets.

Gomila holds an MS degree in Telecom Engineering from the UPC (Spain) and a PhD degree from Mines ParisTech (France). Additionally, she has authored more than 60 granted patents and a large number of standard contributions and publications.

Simon Hibbins

EVP, International Operations, Home Entertainment Services

Simon Hibbins joined Technicolor in 2000 as a result of Technicolor’s acquisition in Australia and since then has held various positions across Australia and Asia Pacific of increasing responsibility and in 2012 was appointed Senior Vice President of Technicolor Home Entertainment Services (HES) International business.

Prior to joining Technicolor, he worked in various roles in the publishing and printing industry for News Corporation and Price Waterhouse in Corporate Finance.  Hibbins holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and in 2008 completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.

Luis Martinez-Amago

President, Connected Home North America

Luis Martinez-Amago is President of Connected Home North America since joining Technicolor in October 2015 and a member of the Executive Committee since January 2016. 

Coming to Technicolor from Alcatel-Lucent, Martinez-Amago has carried out multiple roles and responsibilities during the last 27 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell in China. Prior to this, he spent several years as President of the Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa region.  Prior to that, he held the responsibility of several worldwide business divisions as its President, from Fixed Broadband Networks Division, to Applications Business Division, to Wireless Transmission Division. Before this, he was COO of the Integration and Services Division of the company.

He holds a Technical degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University La Salle, Barcelona; as well as PDD in General Management from IESE Business School.

Nathan Wappet

Chief Operating Officer, Production Services

Nathan Wappet joined Technicolor in 2013 in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its Creative Services Division and became COO of the Production Services Division in 2014.

Wappet has some 25 years’ experience in the IT&T industries with multinational companies such as Alcatel-Lucent and HP, as well Australia’s largest carrier, Telstra.  He has significant operational experience, particularly in implementing large-scale integrations as well as bringing value to an organization through a Services-based model.

Wappet holds an Honors degree in Electrical & Communications Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).


Management Committee

Georges Laplanche

Head of Connected Home APAC

Emilie Megel

Head of Investor Relations

Mercedes Pastor

Head of Connected Home EMEA

Arvin Patel

Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Head of Patent Licensing

Sherri Potter

Head of Post Production Services Worldwide

Robin Shenfield

Head of The Mill

Manuele Wahl

Head of Technology and Trademark Licensing

Ginny Davis

Chief Information Officer
Chief Security Officer

Mark Benson

Head of MPC

Eric Adam

Chief Procurement Officer & Connected Home Operations & Sourcing

Adrien Cadieux

General Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs

Pat Byrne

Strategic Operational Initiatives Home Entertainment Services

Roberto Salermo

Head of the LATAM region for Connected Home

Tim Dodd

Head of Strategy and Corporate Development

Robert Wipper

Head of NA Manufacturing and Distribution for HES


Board of Directors


Didier Lombard

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics

Didier Lombard has been Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics since June 2014, after having served as Chairman for three years. 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, Lombard served as Ambassador in charge of foreign investment and Chief Executive Officer of the French Agency for International Investment.

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.

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


Bruce Hack

Former CEO, Vivendi Games and Vice Chairman, Activision Blizzard

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

Prior to that, Hack was Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi Games from 2004 to 2008. He 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.

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


Frederic Rose

CEO Technicolor

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, 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.


Bpifrance Participations

Represented by BERTRAND FINET

Executive Director, Bpifrance

Bertrand Finet graduated from Essec Business School in 1988 and began his career in 1991 at 3i Group where he was appointed Investment Director. Finet practiced for two years in London before joining the French subsidiary of the group.

With his experience of the Anglo-Saxon market, he was appointed Managing Director of CVC Capital Partners France in 1996, before becoming CEO of the Paris office of Candover France in 2006.

Finet became Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement in 2009; then, in 2013, Executive Director at Bpifrance, Fonds Propres PME division.

He is currently Executive Director at Bpifrance, Mid & Large Caps division.


Birgit Conix

CFO of Telenet

Birgit Conix is, since October 2013, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Senior Leadership Team of Telenet, a Belgian stock listed cable company (BEL 20 index). Apart from the Finance function, she is responsible for investor relations, business intelligence, procurement, supply chain, real estate and facilities.

Conix has 25 years of experience in finance across multiple industries, including cable and telecommunications, fast moving consumer goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, automotive and scientific publishing. She held international assignments in Amsterdam, London, Queretaro (Mexico), Madrid, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.

She was previously Regional Head of Finance for Heineken's Western European organization at their Amsterdam headquarters and was a member of Heineken's Western European Management Team and Global Finance Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Heineken in 2011, Conix built her career at Johnson & Johnson, where she held different top-level international positions with growing responsibilities in finance, strategy and business operations. One of her key achievements was to help business units to accelerate their growth by pursuing new opportunities and optimizing resource allocation. Prior to J&J, Birgit worked at Tenneco and Reed-Elsevier.

Conix speaks 5 languages fluently, namely Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German and holds a Master degree in Business Economics from Tilburg University Netherlands, and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.


Ana Garcia Fau

Formerly CFO of TPI-Páginas Amarillas (Group Telefonica), CEO of Yell for the Spanish and Latin-American businesses and Chief Global Strategy Officer of Hibu

Ana Garcia Fau began her career in management consulting at McKinsey&Co in Madrid, Wolff Olins, and at the M&A department of Goldman Sachs in London.

She built her career at the Telefonica Group, serving as Corporate Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer of TPI-Páginas Amarillas (yellow pages & digital businesses) from 1997 until 2006. She was responsible for the international expansion of the company, business development and strategy, serving in parallel at the boards of Telfisa in Madrid, Publiguías in Chile, TPI Brazil, Telinver in Argentina and TPI Peru, amongst others.

In 2006 she was appointed CEO of Yell for the Spanish and Latin-American businesses (2006-2014), expanding her role to the US Hispanic market, based in Houston-Texas.

Since 2011 Garcia Fau was part of the International Executive Committee of Yell/Hibu that defined and executed the digital transformation of the group.

In 2013 she was appointed Chief Global Strategy Officer of Hibu, responsible for partnerships and the digital strategy.

She is a graduate in Economics, Business Administration and Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE, E-3) in Spain, and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.


Nicolas Grelier

Program Manager, Technicolor

Nicolas 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, he worked as Program Manager for NAGRA France and for CANAL+ Technologies.

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


Hugues Lepic

CEO of Aleph Capital

Hugues Lepic 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.

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.

Lepic 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 specialized 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.


Melinda J. Mount

Formerly President of Jawbone and Corporate Vice President and CFO for the Online Services division at Microsoft

Melinda J. Mount is the former President of Jawbone, a company that develops wearable technology. Prior to that she spent seven years at Microsoft in various finance and operational roles including Corporate Vice President and CFO for the Online Services division (Bing, MSN and the global data centers) and the Corporate Vice President of Finance and Operations for the Entertainment and Device division (Xbox, Windows Phone, and Mediaroom).

Prior to Microsoft, Mount spent nine years at Time Warner in various finance, strategy and general management leadership roles and spent eight years at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

She currently is on the Board of Directors of the Learning Care Group, the second largest for profit day care provider in the US, and advises a variety of start-ups on business strategy, business models and rapidly scaling operations.

Mount has an MBA with distinction from Harvard and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Business School and the board of directors for the University of Wisconsin Foundation.


Laura Quatela

Founder of Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property

Laura Quatela is the founder of Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property and, since August 2014, Executive Vice-President of intellectual property of Alcatel-Lucent. She was the President of Eastman Kodak Co. from January 1, 2012 to February 2014.

In January 2011, 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, 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.

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

Prior to joining Kodak, she 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).


Hilton Romanski

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Cisco

In his role as Cisco's Chief Strategy Officer, Hilton Romanski is responsible for shaping Cisco’s corporate strategy and applying tools that allow Cisco to anticipate and lead market transitions.

Hilton has been at the forefront of Cisco's growth and transformation strategy, leading entry and major moves into multiple new markets, including security, mobility, cloud, and software. In addition to leading growth in primary technology sectors, Hilton pioneered Cisco's M&A and investment activity in global markets, including China, Europe, India, Israel, and Latin America. In total, Hilton has been responsible for nearly $20 billion in acquisitions across over 40 deals, Including Airespace, Meraki, Metacloud, and Sourcefire. He has also led the implementation of Cisco's next generation partnership strategy, initiating strategic partnerships with Apple and Ericsson. Hilton has been the driving force behind many of the innovative financial structures and equity investments in Cisco's portfolio as well as the development of Cisco’s nine Global Innovation Centers, in which Cisco co-develops and experiments with startups, customers, and partners.

Prior to joining Cisco, Hilton was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan, where he worked in the firm's Technology, Media and Telecom group, based in San Francisco, and co-founded J.P. Morgan's West Coast telecom practice.

Hilton earned his MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his BA degree from Columbia University.


The Board has set up four committees:

  • Audit Committee: Bruce Hack, Birgit Conix, Bertrand Finet, Ana Garcia Fau and Melinda J. Mount
  • Remunerations Committee: Bruce Hack, Laura Quatela, Nicolas Grelier, Hugues Lepic and Melinda J. Mount
  • Nominations and Governance Committee: Didier Lombard, Bertrand Finet, Ana Garcia Fau, Bruce Hack and Laura Quatela
  • Strategy Committee: Laura Quatela, Hilton Romanski, Didier Lombard, Nicolas Grelier and Frederic Rose