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.
Jérémie Bonnin joined Altice in May 2005 as Corporate Finance director. Before joining Altice, Jérémie was a Manager in the Transaction Services department at KPMG where he worked extensively in the telecoms area. Since joining Altice, he has been significantly involved in virtually all of the transactions leading to the international expansion of Altice's footprint (in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Israel, Portugal, the Dominican Republic etc.). He has developed strong expertise in the negotiation and implementation of cross-border transactions and in financial management in the telecoms sector. He is an IT engineer and graduated from the Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise. He also holds an accounting and finance degree.
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.