President of the Board Altice NV / Chairman and CEO Altice USA
Dexter Goei is President of the Board of Altice N.V., a global cable, fiber, telecommunications, content and media company; and Chairman and CEO of Altice USA, a leading national telecommunications, media and entertainment company and subsidiary of Altice N.V. Mr. Goei also leads Altice N.V.’s global M&A related activities.
Mr. Goei was appointed President of the Board of Altice N.V. and Chairman and CEO of Altice USA in June 2016 and is responsible for the company’s overall strategic vision and growth in the U.S. Altice USA is the country’s fourth largest operator of cable telecommunications systems, which includes the Optimum and Suddenlink branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet, voice, WiFi and data products and services. Altice USA serves more than 4.6 million residential and business customers across 20 states, and provides hyper-local news and programming created for many of the communities it serves.
Joining Altice N.V. as its CEO in 2009, Mr. Goei has helped lead the company’s development and growth from a French cable operator to a multinational telecoms operator with fixed and mobile assets across 16 different territories serving 50 million residential and enterprise clients. Founded by telecom engineer and entrepreneur Patrick Drahi in 2001, today Altice Group has a worldwide presence in four regions, including Western Europe (comprising France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland), the United States, Israel and the Overseas Territories (currently comprising the French Caribbean and the Indian Ocean regions and the Dominican Republic).
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 N.V.
Mr. Goei is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with cum laude honors.
Chief Executive Officer
Michel Combes was CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, CEO of Vodafone Europe, Chairman and CEO of TDF as well as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom. Michel Combes has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He is 53 and he is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Paris Telecoms School.
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Okhuijsen has joined Altice in September 2012 as the CFO for the Altice Group. Before joining Altice, he was the Treasurer for Liberty Global including since 2005. From 1993-1996 he was a senior accountant at Arthur Andersen. He joined UPC in 1996 where he was responsible for accounting, treasury and investor relations up to 2005. His experience includes raising and maintain non investment grade capital across both the loan markets as well as the bond market in many countries including Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Chili, Australia and the USA. He has 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. He holds a Master of Business Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
A4 S.A. represented by Jérémie Bonnin
Jurgen van Breukelen
Independant Non-Executive Director (Chairman)
Jurgen van Breukelen (46) 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. In 2012 he was elected as CEO and Country Senior Partner of KPMG in the Netherlands, a role from which he stepped down in 2014.
During his professional career Jurgen 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. By background, Jurgen is a professional M&A advisor and Restructuring professional, having been involved in more than 150 M&A and Restructuring transactions throughout his career, covering a wide variety of sectors.
Jurgen is married and has three children. He is a supervisory board member of Alzheimer Nederland.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Scott Matlock is a partner at PJT Partners, an independent investment bank, where he is a mergers and acquisitions advisor to companies and individuals worldwide.
Previously, Scott worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was an investment banker for 25 years. He was the Global Head of Media and Communications M&A from 2005 to 2008, the Chairman of Asia M&A (including Australia, India and Japan) from 2008 through to 2010, and the Chairman of International M&A from 2010 to 2014. Scott started his career at Morgan Stanley focused on transportation, industrial and technology companies. In 1997, he switched his focus to the media and communications sectors. When he moved to London in 2002, he became the Head of European Media Coverage and then the Co-Head of European Media Communications Coverage for the firm. Scott was responsible for some of Morgan Stanley's most important clients and transactions in the media and communication sectors. Sectors on which he has been particularly focused have included cable, mobile/cellular, satellite and broadcast. Scott graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Jean-Luc Allavena serves as a Partner of Apollo Management and as the Honorary Chairman of the French-American Foundation - France. He graduated in 1986 from HEC Paris, the french leading Business School. Jean-Luc Allavena was appointed Analyst at Banque Paribas in 1986 before joining Lyonnaise des Eaux (now called Engie) in 1989 as a Financial Controller. In 1992, he became Chief Financial Officer of Techpack International (Pechiney) and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and then Chairman of the Pechiney World Luxury Cosmetics Division in 1999. In 2000, he joined Lagardère Media as the Group Chief Operating Officer. He also became a Board Member of the four main divisions Lagardère Active (Radio and TV), Hachette Livre (Book publishing), Hachette Filipacchi Media (Magazine publishing) and Hachette Distribution Services (Press distribution). A native and citizen of Monaco, Jean-Luc Allavena served as the Chief of Staff of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at the beginning of His Reign (2005-2005). In 2007, he joined Apollo Management in London, one of the largest investment platforms in the world with almost $ 200 billion under management. He has done several important deals in various industries like Monier (ex-Lafarge Roofing), Constellium (ex-Pechiney Aluminium), Latecoere (Aerospace) and Verallia (ex-Saint Gobain Glass Packaging). He also serves on the Board of Altice Telecom Group (since 2014). Jean-Luc Allavena has also been involved for more than two decades in various non-governmental organizations and served as the President the Alumni Association of HEC 2001-2003 (then Honorary Chairman) and President of the HEC Foundation from 2003 to 2005 (then Honorary President) and Chairman of the Board of the French-American Foundation France in 2010-2015 (then Honorary Chairman). He has been awarded Chevalier of the French Légion d'Honneur.