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 a 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.
As CTO, Nicolas leads Qosmos’ technology strategy, driving the company’s initiatives in open and virtualized networks. He contributes to standards bodies such as ONF SDN, ETSI NFV and IETF SFC, and Open Source projects centered around Network Virtualization. Nicolas has spent over 20 years in the telecommunications and information systems field. Early in his career, he was instrumental in creating HP’s OpenCall business. Then as the R&D manager of Inovatel, the advanced research organization of SFR, Nicolas led several innovative projects highlighting the impact of internet technologies on Mobile Operators. Nicolas was also CTO and founder of Volubill (2001), a company building a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) product for the Mobile Network Market. Volubill was a spinoff of the work he led as R&D Manager of Cegetel’s Internet research lab. Nicolas holds several patents relating to Mobile Data Charging. Nicolas has an engineering degree from the French schools Ecole Polytechnique and Les Mines de Paris.
Nicolas is a keen mountain hiker who enjoys long treks, braving the elements at high altitudes in order to reach the chalet with the perfect tartiflette.
Guillaume Fortuné is responsible for financial performance and planning, 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 LarssonVice 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 PaulVice President, Program Management
Patrick Paul is responsible for program management 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. He recently competed in a solo transatlantic sailing race.
Jean-Pierre CouryVice President, Customer Operations & Americas Sales
Jean-Pierre has 15 years’ experience in customer support and services in the networking and telecom industry. Before Qosmos, he held management positions in technical support and customer operations at Netcentrex (acquired by Comverse). He started his career as a support engineer for Nortel and Open-TV. Jean-Pierre holds a master’s degree in telecom & computer science from the Paul Sabatier University in France and an Executive MBA from ESSEC-Mannheim Business School.
Jean-Pierre enjoys travelling and discovering new cultures and, most of all, connecting with his family scattered all over the world.
Jean Philippe LionVice 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 RogerVice 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 master’s degree in engineering from French engineering school SUPELEC, as well as a master’s degree from French business school CNAM.
Emmanuel has a passion for travelling and Asian culture. It all started at the age of 18 when, equipped with a backpack, he hitch-hiked his way across North and South America. He is now doing the same thing in Asia, but without the backpack.
Imran YusufVice 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.
Didier CohenVice President, Product Management
Didier is responsible for driving global product strategy at Qosmos. He brings 20 years of experience in product management, product marketing, strategic consulting, business planning, marketing & sales support for technology companies. Before Qosmos, he founded Anthalia to help B2B high-tech companies build product strategies and product management processes. He also held various management positions in marketing and sales for large equipment vendors (Nokia and Nortel) and for the smart card sector (Oberthur Technologies). Didier started his career as an R&D engineer at Matra Communication. He holds MSc. degrees in engineering from the French engineering schools Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech.
Didier enjoys all team sports and plays ice-hockey and basket-ball.
Harold LabruyèreR&D Director
Harold is responsible for Qosmos R&D department including R&D strategy, the execution of its projects and the organization of its teams. An expert in network architecture and services, he was previously Product Line Manager for Qosmos ixEngine®, the industry-standard for embedded application classification and metadata extraction. Prior to joining Qosmos, he was Technical Manager at NetCentrex/Comverse (now Xura) where he was responsible for professional services, network architecture design and product integration. He has also worked as an expert engineer at France Telecom / Orange, a VoIP Development Manager at Pagoo Communications and a freelance mobile gaming software developer.
Harold has a master’s degree in computer science and applied mathematics from engineering school ENSEEIHT in Toulouse.
Harold is a keen board rider, specializing in windsurfing, snowboarding and wakeboarding.
Fanny ExartierHuman Resources Director
Fanny sees human resources as the core value of any organization. Within her role as Human Resources Director, she is responsible for Qosmos human resources strategy, manages the organizational structure of Qosmos, looks after employee welfare and oversees professional growth. Her approach reflects Qosmos’ values of diversity, equal opportunity, mobility, dialogue and skills development. Prior to Qosmos she worked for Avery Berkel, Pitney Bowes and Macquart & Cie.
Following a master’s degree in law from the University of Paris II Assas, Fanny specialized in the management and development of human resources at the Institut de gestion sociale. In 2015, she joined Femmes du numérique, an initiative created by Syntec numérique that promotes equality between women and men and helps women to build careers in digital technologies.
When Fanny isn’t looking after Qosmos’ employees, she can be seen riding her bike across the busy Paris streets or running through one of its many parks.
Photographs: © Laurence de Terline