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Frederic Rose

CEO

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).

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Management Committee

Georges Laplanche

Head of Connected Home APAC

Emilie Megel

Head of Investor Relations

Mercedes Pastor

Head of Connected Home EMEA

Sherri Potter

Head of Post Production Services Worldwide

Robin Shenfield

Head of The Mill

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

Robert Wipper

Head of NA Manufacturing and Distribution for HES

Deirdre Leane

Chief Intellectual Property Officer

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Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN

Bruce Hack

Former CEO, Vivendi Games and Vice Chairman, Activision Blizzard

Mr. Bruce Hack is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BLH Venture, LLC, a provider of strategy and operating advice to media and entertainment companies.

He is currently Chairman or director on public and private boards including MiMedx Group (MDXG), DemeRx and early/mid stage online media or video gaming firms.

Mr. Hack was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Corporate Officer of Activision Blizzard until 2009.

From 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi Games, and from 2001 to 2003, Executive Vice-President of Development and Strategy at Vivendi Universal.

From 1998 to 2001, he was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Universal Music Group, and between 1995 and 1998, Chief Financial Officer of Universal Studios.

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

Mr. Bruce Hack holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

DIRECTOR

Frederic Rose

CEO Technicolor

Mr. Frédéric Rose is a Director and has been Chief Executive Officer since September 1, 2008. Prior to joining Technicolor, he held various positions between 1993 and 2008 within Alcatel-Lucent, and was a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Rose is a graduate in foreign affairs and law from the University of Georgetown.

DIRECTOR

Bpifrance Participations

Represented by THIERRY SOMMELET

Managing director Mid & Large Cap, Bpifrance

Thierry Sommelet is Managing director within the Mid & Large Cap department of Bpifrance Investissement, in charge the technology, media and telecom sector.

Thierry Sommelet has fifteen years of private and public equity investment experience in the telecom and technology sectors, with Caisse des Dépots et Consignations where he was responsible for investment in telecom networks, and with Fonds Stratégique d’Investissements where he realized several transactions in the semi-conductor, technology and internet sectors.

Before that, Thierry Sommelet held several positions in capital markets with Crédit Commercial de France, in Paris and New York, with Los Altos based Renaissance Software (now part of Sungard) and with media company InfosCE.

Thierry Sommelet graduated from ENPC civil engineering school in Paris, and holds an MBA from Insead.

DIRECTOR

Birgit Conix

CFO of Telenet

Ms. 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.

Ms. 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, Ms. Conix built her career at Johnson & Johnson, where she held different top-level international positions with growing responsibilities in finance, strategy and business operations.

Ms. 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 MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

DIRECTOR

Yann Debois

Corporate Sourcing

Mr. Yann Debois is in charge, within Technicolor Group Sourcing organization, of the Sourcing activities for the Corporate functions. He joined Technicolor in 2006 and has since held a number of positions within Sourcing, especially in Hong Kong where he managed key suppliers for the Connected Home business unit.

Mr. Debois is a law graduate (2000) and holds a diploma from the University of Rennes I as well as a Master degree in Value Chain & Logistics Management from the University of Macquarie Sydney (2004).

DIRECTOR

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

Ms. Ana Garcia Fau, who currently is a Company Director, began her career in management consulting at McKinsey&Co in Madrid, Wolff Olins and 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 and e-commerce) 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 in Brazil, Telinver in Argentina and TPI in Peru, amongst others.

In 2006, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer 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, Ms. 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 strategic partnerships and digital strategy.

Ms. Garcia Fau 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 United States.

DIRECTOR

Melinda J. Mount

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

Ms. Melinda J. Mount, who currently is a Company Director, 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 Chief Financial Officer for the Online Services division (Bing, MSN and the data centers) and the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Entertainment & Device division (Xbox, Windows Phone, and Mediaroom).

Prior to Microsoft, Ms. Mount spent nine years at Time Warner in various finance and strategy 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 day care provider in the US in terms of revenue, and advises a variety of start-ups on business strategy, business models and rapidly scaling operations.

Ms. 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 of the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

DIRECTOR

Laura Quatela

Founder of Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property

Ms. Laura Quatela is Senior Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer of Lenovo, a Hong-Kong-listed technology company and world’s #1 PC provider. She is a member of the Lenovo’s Executive Committee. Ms. Quatela is also the co-founder of Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property LLC, a consultancy firm that specializes in generating maximum value from Intellectual Property. She was President of Eastman Kodak Company from January 2012 to February 2014. Ms. Quatela has joined the Kodak Group in 1999 where she held a number of positions, including General Counsel, Senior Vice-President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer. As Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Kodak, she oversaw the Intellectual Property policy and strategy, chaired the Senior IP Strategy Council and managed external Intellectual Property affairs.

Before she joined Kodak, she worked at Clover Capital Management, Inc., SASIB Railway GRS, and Bausch & Lomb Inc. She was an attorney specializing in class-action lawsuits. Ms. Quatela is a graduate of Denison University, BA, International Politics (1979) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (1982).

DIRECTOR

Hilton Romanski

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Cisco

Mr. Hilton Romanski is Senior Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc. where he is leading investments, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and manages strategic partnerships.

In his previous role, Mr. Romanski was with the Strategy Office of Cisco where he drove the mergers and acquisition strategy. Prior to joining Cisco in 2001, Mr. Romanski held several positions at J.P. Morgan, including in the Technology, Media and Telecom group and co-founded J.P. Morgan’s West Coast telecom practice.

He previously worked in J.P. Morgan’s New York headquarters where he was an M&A specialist.

 

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Committees

The Board has set up four committees:

  • Audit Committee: Birgit Conix, Ana Garcia-Fau, Melinda J. Mount
  • Remunerations Committee: Melinda J. Mount, Laura Quatela
  • Nominations and Governance Committee: Bruce Hack, Ana Garcia-Fau, Laura Quatela, Thierry Sommelet
  • Strategy Committee: Bruce Hack, Thierry Sommelet, Laura Quatela, Hilton Romanski, Frédéric Rose