Management team

CEO Actility

Olivier Hersent – CEO

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.

Alper Yegin – CTO

Alper is the Chief Technology Officer at Actility, Chair of the Technical Committee and Vice-Chairman of the LoRa Alliance. Prior to his current post, Alper has worked for Samsung Electronics Research Center where he led the design of 5G IP mobility, 4G WiMAX security, and ETSI M2M security. He has been actively involved in international standards organizations such as LoRa Alliance, IETF, ETSI, 3GPP, Zigbee Alliance, and WiMAX Forum at contributor and committee chair capacities during his tenure at Samsung, DoCoMo USA Labs, and Sun Microsystems. Alper is an author of numerous telecom-related standards and papers with 16 granted and several pending patents. 

Richard Le Piouffe

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

Nicolas Jordan – COO of Actility and 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

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.

Bernard Jannes

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.

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