President of the Board
Mr. Drahi founded Altice in 2002.
Mr. Drahi began his professional career with the Philips Group in 1988 where he was in charge of international marketing (UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Asia) in satellite and cable TV (DTH, CATV, MMDS). In 1991, Mr. Drahi joined the US/Scandinavian group Kinnevik-Millisat, where he was in charge of the development of private cable networks in Spain and France and was involved in the launch of commercial TV stations in Eastern Europe. In 1993, Mr. Drahi founded CMA, a consulting firm specialised in telecommunications and media, which was awarded a mandate from BCTV for the implementation of Beijing’s full service cable network. In addition, Mr. Drahi founded two cable companies, Sud Câble Services (1994) and Médiaréseaux (1995), where he was involved in several buy-outs. When Médiaréseaux was taken over by UPC at the end of 1999, he advised UPC on its M&A activities until mid-2000.
Mr. Drahi is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Télécommunications de Paris (post graduate degree in Optics and Electronics).
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Weill has been the Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of SFR Group S.A. (now Altice France S.A.) and the Chief Executive Officer of SFR SA since 9 November 2017. He began his career in 1985 as Director of the radio network NRJ. In 1992, he became the CEO of NRJ Group (made of 4 radio channels). In 2000, he acquired RMC radio and created the NextRadio group. He defined a new positioning for RMC made-up of 3 pillars: news, talk-shows and sports, which made the success of the radio station. In 2002, Mr. Weill purchased BFM and turned it into a radio station dedicated to business and finance coverage. In 2005, he launched BFM TV, which became the leading news TV channel in France. The NextRadio group became NextRadioTV in 2005, with close to 1,000 employees. The NextRadioTV group operates several TV channels (BFM TV, BFM Business TV, RMC Découverte, BFM Paris, BFM Sport, Numéro 23, SFR Sport 1), two radio stations (RMC, BFM Business Radio) and also includes high-tech and digital activities.
Mr. Weill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from HEC Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Okhuijsen joined Altice in September 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Altice, he was the Treasurer for Liberty Global since 2005. From 1993 until 1996 he was a senior accountant at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Okhuijsen joined UPC in 1996 where he was responsible for accounting, treasury and investor relations up to 2005. His experience includes raising and maintaining non-investment grade capital across both the loan markets as well as the bond/equity capital market in many countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Chili, Australia and the USA. He raised an amount well in excess of USD 40bln over the years in the private and public markets. In his previous capacities, he was also responsible for financial risk management, treasury and operational financing.
Mr. Okhuijsen holds a Master of Business Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Chief Executive Officer, Altice USA
Mr. Goei is the Chief Executive Officer of Altice USA, a leading national telecommunications, media and entertainment company and the fourth largest operator of cable telecommunications systems in the United States, which includes the Optimum and Suddenlink branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet, voice, WiFi and data products and services. Mr. Goei was the Chief Executive Officer of Altice N.V. until 28 June 2016, when he stepped down to take on the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altice USA, and the President of the Board of Altice N.V. from 6 September 2016 until 8 June 2018, when Altice USA completed its pin-off from Altice Europe.
Joining Altice as its CEO in 2009, Mr. Goei helped lead the company’s development and growth from a French cable operator to a multinational telecoms operator with fixed and mobile assets across 10 different territories serving 50 million residential and enterprise clients.
Prior to joining Altice, Mr. Goei spent 15 years in investment banking with first JP Morgan and then Morgan Stanley in their Media & Communications Group in New York, Los Angeles, and London. He was Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s European TMT Group when he left to join Altice.
Mr. Goei is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with cum laude honors.
A4 S.A. represented by Jérémie Bonnin
Ms. Marty is Altice Europe’s General Counsel and Company Secretary. Ms. Marty started her career as an associate with the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 1999. She joined Davis Polk & Wardwell in 2005, where she contributed to founding the firm’s French law practice, and was named Counsel in 2009.
Ms. Marty has a strong international background, having worked in Paris, London, Geneva and New York over the past 20 years. She developed significant expertise in corporate governance, equity and debt capital markets and credit transactions, and also has extensive experience in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions.
Ms. Marty holds a Master in Law and is a graduate from the Université Panthéon Assas - Paris II.
Jurgen van Breukelen
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board
Mr. van Breukelen is a Dutch national, and holds a Master Degree in Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Having spent his military service as a lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Army, he joined KPMG in 1994. In 2000, at the age of 31, he became partner at KPMG, and from 2003 to 2007, he was Head of Corporate Finance in the Netherlands. In 2007 he joined the Board of Management of KPMG, being responsible for Advisory as well as for Clients & Markets. From 2012 to 2014 he acted as CEO and Country Senior Partner of KPMG in the Netherlands. During his professional career Mr. Van Breukelen has held a number of senior executive roles at KPMG International, including serving on the boards of KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa and then, until 2014, as a member of the Global Executive Team and Global Board of KPMG International. At the Global Board he chaired KPMG’s Global Quality & Risk Committee. He is a member of the supervisory board of Alzheimer Nederland and chairman of the board of Bosal Nederland B.V. In addition, he is a Senior Adviser at the private equity fund Permira Advisers LLP, a Senior Adviser to the Investment Bank of Barclays Bank PLC, an Advisory Board Member of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an Advisory Board Member of Ponooc B.V.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Sauvaire has been a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of EUROCEMENT Holding AG since April 2008. In 1989, Mr. Sauvaire started his career within the tax and legal department of KPMG S.A., where he gained the management of the Geneva tax and legal department in 1995. Mr. Sauvaire was appointed in the partnership in 1997. In addition, he was elected at the board of directors of this company in 2002, and was a member of the remuneration committee, until its resignation in March 2008, after more than 18 years of service.
Mr. Sauvaire was involved in acquisition and financing of large stakes in listed companies. During his career, he was advising and structuring various investments and divestments in Switzerland and abroad, mainly on the tax side, and was participating to many due diligences and merger process.
Mr. Thierry Sauvaire is a graduate from the Geneva law school, a Swiss attorney-at-law and a Swiss certified tax advisor.