Laurent Lafarge is the chairman of Anevia’s board of directors. Mr. Lafarge is also the chairman and founder of DigitalWalli, a mobile payment services provider, and one of the cofounders of Niji, the leading consulting services and turnkey solution integration company dedicated to the convergence of information and communication technologies, where he currently serves on the board.
His prior executive experience includes roles as CEO of eServGlobal (LSE:ESG;ASX:ESV), COO of Comverse Netcentrex, Vice-President Europe and Managing Director of Lucent Technologies France and Belgium, Managing Director for Enterprise computing and Services at Hewlett-Packard France. Mr. Lafarge holds an MBA from the ISG in Paris and a Master 2 in Finance from IHFI in Paris, he has also attended an Executive Development Program in Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Laurent Lafarge has been named by the French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” in 2004.
Tristan Leteurtre is co-founder and CEO of Anevia. In 2001/2002 he led a VideoLAN project to create a free video player and streamer, which has become a world-wide reference in the field of video over IP. In 2001 he also won the IBM International Linux Challenge. Prior to founding Anevia, he worked for Philips (Eindhoven, NL) on innovative digital TV projects. Mr. Leteurtre graduated in engineering and computer science from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (France) and the University of Cambridge (UK).
Yves Nicolas has served as a member of Anevia’s board of directors since 2005 where he brings his extensive experience in the video, voice and broadband technology markets. He also serves as a board member at Niji, the leading consulting services and turnkey solution integration company dedicated to the convergence of information and communication technologies. His prior roles include VP Sales EMEA for Solace Systems, Home Gateways VP at Inventel, and VP Sales EMEA for Cosine Communications. Mr. Nicolas is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Valéry Huot has served as a board member at Anevia since 2005. He is Managing Partner at the venture capital firm, CDC Innovation. Prior to joining CDC Innovation in 2004, Valéry co-led the Fund-of-Funds team at the French Caisse des Dépôts for three years. His previous roles include co-heading the SME Financing Office at the French Treasury and managing the Syracuse III telecommunications satellite project team for the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). Mr. Huot began his career in Australia, where he worked on a CDMA mobile architecture project with the University of Sydney. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (X90).
Bruno Rivet has served as a board member at Anevia since 2009. He has been a partner member of the Seventure venture capital team since 1999 where he led investments in innovative companies such as Vitec Multimedia (sold to OBO), Calendra (sold to BMC), and Polyspace (sold to the Mathworks). He began his career in 1996 at the French bank, Banque Populaire, as a credit analyst. Mr Rivet holds a degree in applied economics from Université Paris Dauphine and a post-graduate diploma in finance and business management from IAE Bordeaux.