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Leadership & Governance

The Vantiva Executive Committee includes a wealth of international experience across Technology, Telecoms and Media industries. Leveraging on their diverse background and expertise, they lead Vantiva’s ambition through engaging all Vantiva Teams across businesses and geographies through a journey of innovation, operational excellence and inclusion.

Luis Martinez-Amago

Chief Executive Officer

Luis Martinez-Amago

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Luis Martinez-Amago is the Chief Executive Officer for VANTIVA. Beginning in January 2018, he served as President of the Technicolor’s Connected Home Division and as a member of Technicolor’s Executive Committee since he joined Technicolor in October 2015. During his 37-year career, he has had multiple roles and responsibilities. Before joining Technicolor, he was the CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell in China. Prior to this, he was President of the EMEA region. Previously, Mr. Martinez-Amago as President led several worldwide business divisions that spanned Fixed Broadband Networks, Applications Business, and Wireless Transmission. During his carrier he has lived in Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Antwerp, Vienna, London, and Shanghai. He is now based in Atlanta, Georgia and Paris, France.

Lars Ihlen

Chief Financial Officer

Lars Ihlen

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Lars Ihlen is the Chief Financial Officer for VANTIVA, responsible for finance and real estate. He has 25 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, and served the last 11 years as CFO for the Connected Home Division of Technicolor. Prior to that, Mr. Ihlen held various positions in finance for Alcatel-Lucent and Mikron Infokom. Mr. Lars is born and educated in Norway, and during his carrier he has lived in Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles and Atlanta. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

François Allain

Deputy President and Chief Operations Officer

François Allain

Deputy President and Chief Operations Officer

François Allain is the Deputy President and Chief Operations Officer of VANTIVA. He has 25 years of experience with multinational telecommunications and technology companies. As a seasoned executive, he focuses on acting as a change agent while managing complexity. During his career, Mr. Allain has managed and led teams that include research, development, operations, management and sales. He is based in Paris, France.

David Holliday

Chief Executive Officer for VANTIVA Supply Chain Services

David Holliday

Chief Executive Officer for VANTIVA Supply Chain Services

David Holliday is Chief Executive Officer for VANTIVA Supply Chain Services. A highly experienced and trusted CEO, he has nearly 40 years of experience in the telecommunications sector with a proven track record establishing, turning-around or running private or PLC companies particularly in the Mobile and Fixed Telecoms Quad-Play space. Mr. Holliday possesses extensive management and board experience in the Middle East, Asia, South-East Asia, Africa and Europe which has given him a deep commercial, technical and cultural understanding. He has a comprehensive understanding of how to operate within the labour, governance and regulatory frameworks of different countries. He has helped establish award-winning CSR programs across Asia and Africa which included collaboration with UNICEF and other national and international organizations.

Leopold Diouf

Senior Vice President of the Product Division

Leopold Diouf

Senior Vice President of the Product Division

Mr. Leopold Diouf is the Senior Vice President for the Video Division with VANTIVA. Prior to joining VANTIVA, he worked at Nokia as Vice President and General Manager of the Fixed Wireless Access Business Unit. He has over 31 years of experience in the telecom industry leading business strategy, product development, and R&D engineering. A strong and experienced leader in the development and deployment of Optical, Fixed Wireless Access, and Wi-Fi technologies for the home, Mr. Diouf empowers his international and multicultural teams to achieve their desired business objectives. He is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mercedes Pastor

Senior Vice-President of the Global Customer Unit

Mercedes Pastor

Senior Vice-President of the Global Customer Unit

Mercedes Pastor is the Senior Vice-President of the Global Customer Premises Equipment Business Unit for VANTIVA. With over 31 years in management roles for technology companies, she has wide-ranging experience in research and development, sales and telecommunications business strategy and operations. Ms. Pastor is an active volunteer for non-governmental organizations that aid children. She is based in Paris, France.

Reza Raji

Senior Vice President of the IoT Division

Reza Raji

Senior Vice President of the IoT Division

Mr. Reza Raji is the SVP of the Internet of Things (IoT) division. Prior to joining VANTIVA he was the Chief Business Development Officer at Brilliant, delivering a unifying consumer platform for the complex smart home market. Earlier he was the CEO of Xenio Systems, an IoT & AI company focused on merging the online and physical retail. Mr. Raji is the founder and former CEO of iControl Networks, the most widely deployed connected home platform in the industry, which was acquired by Comcast in 2017. His early work at Echelon in the late 90’s in marrying sensors and devices to the Internet laid the groundwork for not only iControl but also many other IoT and cloud-based products and businesses. He started his career at IBM. He holds 42+ patents and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jean Ferré

Chief Innovation, Marketing and Strategy Officer

Jean Ferré

Chief Innovation, Marketing and Strategy Officer

Mr. Jean Ferré is the Chief Innovation, Marketing and Strategy Officer for VANTIVA. Prior to joining VANTIVA, he was COO at Quandela, a start-up developing a Quantum Computer. He before served as the Executive Vice-President SBU Digital Services & CDO at IN Groupe, and as Managing Director of the Airspace Mobility Solutions Business Line at Thales overseeing R&D and manufacturing sites across China, India, US, Australia and Europe. Engineer by training, he started his career in Consulting then Cable TV in Argentina, then was CEO co-founder of two software companies, Partner with the Boston Consulting Group and also worked in the US where he held leadership positions at Microsoft. Jean Ferré's personal drivers are art, diversity and care for the planet, the latter he says can help companies be better employers and build best in class products. He is based in Paris, France.

Olga Damiron

Chief People and Talent Officer, Executive Vice President of CSR and Corporate General Counsel

Olga Damiron

Chief People and Talent Officer, Executive Vice President of CSR and Corporate General Counsel

Ms. Olga Damiron is the Chief People and Talent Officer, Executive Vice President of CSR and Corporate General Counsel for VANTIVA. With over 20 years of experience leading international teams, she brings a deep understanding of high-technology manufacturing operations in B2B and B2B2C industries to oversee strategic growth projects, change management and transformation initiatives. Her diverse family background allows her to always remember that people are unique and that engaging teams in the ongoing change journey requires authenticity, passion, and consistency. She is based in Paris, France.