Executive team

Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO, Qosmos

Thibaut Bechetoille

CEO
Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO, Qosmos Thibaut Bechetoille CEO

Thibaut Bechetoille has more than 20 years’ experience in international, executive management with leading high-tech companies, such as Bridge Communications, 3Com, Bay Networks, and Nortel. Prior to Qosmos, he was the founder and CEO of Maiaah!, a virtual private network service provider which was acquired by Easynet in 2002. Thibaut holds both master’s degree from French engineering school ENSIMAG and an Executive MBA from the HEC Business School.

Thibaut is passionate about entrepreneurship and obsessed with company strategy. For him, there is always a way to establish a differentiated strategy in any market.

Jerome Tollet, CTO, Qosmos

Jerome Tollet

CTO
Jerome Tollet, CTO, Qosmos Jerome Tollet CTO

Jerome Tollet is the inventor and principal software architect of Qosmos core technology. An expert in Network Intelligence and Deep Packet Inspection technologies, he has an extensive knowledge of computer systems and network architectures. He is driving Qosmos SDN and NFV strategy and is a regular speaker at international conferences on network virtualization. Jerome holds a joint master’s degree in computer science from the Pierre and Marie Curie University and French engineering school ENST Paris.

When he is not enriching his encyclopedic knowledge of high-tech, Jerome enjoys practicing piano in his Parisian apartment.

Guillaume Fortuné, CFO, Qosmos

Guillaume Fortuné

CFO
Guillaume Fortuné, CFO, Qosmos Guillaume Fortuné CFO

Guillaume Fortuné is responsible for financial performance and planning, human resources, business processes and administration. He began his career working for start-ups in the telecommunications sector, and prior to Qosmos he was Finance Director at Easynet France. Guillaume holds a master’s degree in Industrial Strategy from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a master’s degree in Financial Management from the Paris Dauphine University.

When he was younger, Guillaume was an active rugby player. He now prefers the safer sport of golf and enjoys rugby as a spectator instead.

Erik Larsson, Vice President, Marketing, Qosmos

Erik Larsson

Vice President, Marketing
Erik Larsson, Vice President, Marketing, Qosmos Erik Larsson Vice President, Marketing

Erik has practiced high-tech marketing for more than 20 years, shaping markets and establishing leadership positions both for mature companies and start-ups. Prior to Qosmos, he led marketing for Netcentrex (acquired by Comverse), and managed marketing for Web hosting provider Integra (now Level 3). His previous experience also includes several international marketing roles at Nortel. Erik holds a master’s degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business (USA).

Living in different countries and traveling extensively has caused Erik to develop a peculiar interest for languages and cultures. He is one of the few people to have a Bushman (Ju/’Hoansi) phrase book on his smartphone.

Patrick Paul, Vice President, R&D, Qosmos

Patrick Paul

Vice President, R&D
Patrick Paul, Vice President, R&D, Qosmos Patrick Paul Vice President, R&D

Patrick Paul is responsible for research and development at Qosmos. He has over 20 years’ experience in networking software development, integration and technical support. Prior to Qosmos, he worked as Customer Services Director and Product Line Manager at 6Wind, and before that he was responsible for the networking software department at Thales. Patrick holds masters’ degrees from French engineering schools ESEO and ESE.

As an enthusiastic sailor, Patrick spends most of his free time working on his sailboat, preparing for his upcoming solo transatlantic sailing race.

Anh Nguyen Phuoc, Vice President, Operations and Support, Qosmos

Anh Nguyen-Phuoc

Vice President, Operations and Support
Anh Nguyen Phuoc, Vice President, Operations and Support, Qosmos Anh Nguyen-Phuoc Vice President, Operations and Support

Anh is responsible for technical support, expert engineering and customer project management. He has more than 20 years’ experience in software engineering and quality management. Before Qosmos, he held quality management and development positions at Business Objects (now part of SAP), SLP InfoWare (acquired by Gemalto) and Nat Systems (acquired by Cognicase/CGI). Anh holds a master’s degree in engineering from French engineering school Telecom Sud Paris.

Anh loves to play games like chess, go and French tarot. He recently served as the tournament master for the Qosmos internal poker tournament.

Jean Philippe Lion, Vice President, EMEA Sales, Qosmos

Jean Philippe Lion

Vice President, EMEA Sales
Jean Philippe Lion, Vice President, EMEA Sales, Qosmos Jean Philippe Lion Vice President, EMEA Sales

Jean Philippe has a wide knowledge of the telecommunications industry and a particular understanding of the challenges faced by operators. Prior to Qosmos, he worked 7 years at SFR/Cegetel as Prospection and Development Director, DSL Program Director and Local Loop Division Director. Previously, he was part of the Telecom Division of Booz Allen & Hamilton, carrying out consulting assignments across Europe for fixed and mobile network operators. Jean Philippe holds a master’s degree from French engineering school Telecom ParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD.

From his years spent in Japan as a child, Jean Philippe has kept a special fondness for Japanese language and culture.

Emmanuel Roger, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan Sales, Qosmos

Emmanuel Roger

Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan Sales
Emmanuel Roger, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan Sales, Qosmos Emmanuel Roger Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan Sales

Emmanuel has over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, working for major network and telecom equipment vendors. Before joining Qosmos, he was Director of Strategic Alliances at Nokia. He was previously a member of the Corporate Business Development Group at Cisco, where he was in charge of European strategic alliances and acquisitions. Prior to that, Emmanuel worked at Nortel as a Senior Engineering Manager. He began his career in Singapore as Regional Sales Manager for a telecom startup.

Emmanuel holds a masters degree in engineering from French engineering school SUPELEC as well as a masters degree from French business school CNAM.

Gilles D'Aramon, Vice President, Americas Sales, Qosmos

Gilles d’Aramon

Vice President, Americas Sales
Gilles D'Aramon, Vice President, Americas Sales, Qosmos Gilles d’Aramon Vice President, Americas Sales

Gilles has more than 20 years’ experience in the networking and semiconductor industries. Prior to Qosmos, he spent 13 years with Cisco France, where he was a member of the management board. At Cisco, he has a strong record of managing double-digit sales growth as Sales Director for different sectors: Enterprise, Global Accounts, Public Sector, and Service Providers. Gilles began his career at Texas Instruments, where is was responsible for sales in South Africa. Gilles holds an engineering degree in physics from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG) and a combined MBA from French business school HEC and UCLA.

Gilles always travels with his camera, ready to capture special moments and memories. He has promised his wife not to change cameras more than once a year.

Imran Yusuf, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Qosmos

Imran Yusuf

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances
Imran Yusuf, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Qosmos Imran Yusuf Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances

Imran is responsible for driving global business development and building strategic partnerships at Qosmos. He brings over 15 years’ experience from both semiconductor and software companies. Previously, Imran served as Director of Global Alliances and Business Development at Wind River, where he led corporate strategy for semiconductor partnerships and developed key alliances with channel partners. Prior to that, he worked at Intel in various engineering, business development and sales & marketing roles. Imran graduated from the Georgia Tech with a dual master’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He also holds four patents related to microprocessor cooling and has published several technical papers.

Imran is a self-described “tennis junkie”: he frantically follows all possible tournaments, and can’t stay away from a court for more than a couple of days.

Photographs: © Laurence de Terline

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