Olivier Hersent – CEO & CTO
Olivier is a recognized telecom and technology expert, he wrote several books on networking technology, VoIP, M2M, Internet of Things(IoT) and the Smart Grid, and authored 6 international patents. In 1998, Olivier founded NetCentrex, a leading provider of VoIP infrastructure, then became CTO of Comverse group after its acquisition of NetCentrex. Olivier founded Actility in 2010. Olivier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris. He received the Blondel scientific medal from Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology and Communication Association (SEE) in 2012, and was made a Knight of the French Order “Legion of Honor” in 2018.
Richard Le Piouffle – CFO
Richard leads our accounting and finance department. Prior to joining the team, he was a Senior Manager of the EY Transaction Services practice in Paris, having worked at EY for 12 years. Richard is also a former financial analyst, SocGen CIB Frankfurt. From 2010, Richard focused on transaction services and led numerous buy- and sell-side due diligence reviews for both corporate clients and private equity companies. Richard holds a master’s degree from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Nicolas Jordan – COO Actility & CEO Abeeway
Nicolas brings over 20 years of experience in business development, marketing, sales and management in the world of IT and telecoms. He was a co-founder of NetCentrex and served as business development and global partner director. Nicolas then headed the SaaS and hosting division of Comverse IP Business Unit. Prior to that Nicolas was head electronic advertising platform for Lagardère Hachette Filipacchi group. Nicolas graduated from New York University, Paris Dauphine (MScs) and Paris Assas (MBA).
Pedro Da Silva – Vice President Customer Deployment and Operations
Pedro Da Silva joined Actility in 2011 as Director of Professional Services. Previously Pedro spent more than 15 years in heading international projects for NetCentrex and Comverse. As Operations Director for Comverse IPBU APAC, Pedro was responsible for rolling out carrier-grade platforms for telecoms operators in South Korea, Japan and Australia. Pedro also led R&D and Operations teams in charge of VoIP and Call Center products in India and Malaysia for more than 8 years.
Dickel Sooriah – VP Marketing, Ecosystem & Business Development
Dickel Sooriah serves as Actility’s VP of Marketing, Ecosystem & Business Development. He is in charge of creating the company offers across key IoT Verticals such as Smart Building, Transport and Logistics, and Smart Manufacturing. Dickel has over 15 years of experience in the telecom and technology business in both start-ups and large companies. Dickel has also been Head of Business Consulting at the high-tech VoIP market leader Netcentrex and Director of Strategic Marketing of the IP Communications Business Unit at Comverse via its acquisition of Netcentrex. In addition to his duties at Actility, he advises various start-ups in the field of Cloud Computing and Cleantech. Dickel holds Masters degrees in telecom engineering and corporate finance and strategy.
Aymeric Rambaud – VP Products
Aymeric is in charge of the Products group, which encompasses both Product Management & presales activities. Prior to that, Aymeric occupied several positions where he developed a strong customer-oriented mindset. As a senior consultant for Wavestone, then cloud and hosting Service Provider BSO, he helped major companies build and execute their IT & SaaS strategy. Aymeric started his carrier at Netcentrex operations department where he contributed to the deployment of carrier grade VoIP platforms. Aymeric graduated from Telecom Bretagne.
Bernard Jannes – Vice-President R&D
Bernard drives R&D activities in close collaboration with Olivier Hersent. Bernard has an extensive experience in complex infrastructures with distributed architecture, deployed for large-scale mission-critical applications. He was co-founder and R&D Director of NetCentrex. Bernard developed VoIP solutions used by more than 8 million people worldwide. Previously, Bernard managed R&D projects for Orange, and customer projects for Cap Gemini. Bernard graduated from Rennes II University.
Cedric De Jonghe – Actility Energy Manager
Cedric De Jonghe heads the Actility Energy activities. He joined the team in 2013.
Cedric received a master degree in business engineering in 2007 and a Ph.D. in 2011 at the electrical engineering department (KU Leuven) and has been working at the University of Cambridge. As a post-doctoral researcher, he was guiding energy research in the domain of energy markets and demand response.