About Anevia

Anevia is a leading OTT and IPTV software provider of innovative multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV, streaming video, time-shifted TV and video on demand services.

Anevia offers a comprehensive portfolio of video compression, multiscreen IPTV head-ends, Cloud DVR and CDN solutions to enable viewers to enjoy a next-generation TV experience – anywhere, anytime and on any screen – including 4K UHD content. The solutions have been widely adopted by globally renowned telecom and pay-TV operators, TV broadcasters and video service providers in hospitality, healthcare and corporate businesses.

Founded in 2003, Anevia has a track record of being first to market with advanced video technologies. The company is a member and active contributor to several TV, media and hospitality industry associations. Headquartered in France, with regional offices in the USA, Dubai and Singapore, Anevia is listed on the Paris Euronext Growth market.

What we do

Anevia is committed to providing innovative TV and video content distribution solutions that meet your specific needs – whether TV and video are your business, or support your business.

Our mission is to reinvent TV as we know it, allowing current and future viewers to control their TV experiences without limits: anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Management

Laurent Lafarge President and Chief Executive Officer
Laurent Lafarge has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anevia since April 2015. Laurent has extensive experience in the high-tech industry and has held a succession of leadership positions in organisations such as Lucent Technologies, HP, or more recently Monaco Telecom. He is non-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Niji. Laurent earned an MSc in Finance from the Institut de Haute Finance Paris, an MBA from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion Paris, and completed an Executive Development Program at the Wharton School.
Damien Lucas Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Co-founder of Anevia, Damien Lucas is an expert in video streaming technologies for fixed and mobile networks. Damien, who is currently the CTO of Anevia, was part of the VLC Media Player original development team. He earned his degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris.
Grégory Samson Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Grégory Samson is EVP WW Sales. Before joining Anevia, Grégory was a Senior VP Sales at Arkena (formally TDF Media Service/Cognacq-Jay Image) and was Sales Director Europe at NDS (now part of Cisco). Grégory has more than 20 years of experience in selling technologies for Media and Telecom markets. He received an Engineering degree in semiconductors and electronics from ENSI Caen (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs).
Véronique Coulmann Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Véronique Coulmann controls all financial operations of Anevia Group, including investor relations. With over 20 years of experience as a Finance Manager in the high tech industry, she was formerly CFO at Ipanema and AMDAHL. Véronique graduated from ESCEM Poitiers and received her MBA in finance from Seattle University; she has a DESCF and is a Certified Public Accountant.
François Le Crom Vice President of Research & Development
As Vice President of Research and Development, François Le Crom leads Anevia’s R&D teams and provides the technical vision for Anevia’s mid- and long-term strategic roadmap. François has over 20 years of experience in the digital TV industry, and before joining Anevia held leadership roles at Ateme, Logiways and Canal+ Technologies. François has an Engineering degree from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes.
Stéphanie Pignal Director of Human Resources
Stéphanie Pignal has a strong background in providing consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development and labor relations. As Anevia’s HR Director, she also takes a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to Anevia’s objectives and ambition. Stéphanie was formerly HR Manager at Ipanema, Lawson and Novell.
Jérôme Blanc VP Products
Jerome Blanc is VP Products at Anevia, where he drives the product roadmap and ensures market readiness. Before joining Anevia he was COO at Keepixo, an Allegro DVT spin-off recognised for its video technology expertise, which was acquired by Anevia in 2018. With a strong technical background and in-depth knowledge of video compression, he co-developed Genova’s first H.264 video transcoder engine. Jerome holds an Engineering Degree and a PhD in computer vision and image processing.
Alexandre Nitu VP Operations
As VP Operations, Alexandre Nitu leads Anevia’s Operations teams to ensure customer satisfaction. Over his 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he has consistently led operations teams towards continuous improvement and innovation. Before joining Anevia, he was VP Customer Operations for eServGlobal. Alexandre earned his engineering degree from the Politehnica University of Bucharest.  

Board

Laurent Lafarge President and Chief Executive Officer
Laurent Lafarge has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anevia since April 2015. Laurent has extensive experience in the high-tech industry and has held a succession of leadership positions in organisations such as Lucent Technologies, HP, or more recently Monaco Telecom. He is non-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Niji. Laurent earned an MSc in Finance from the Institut de Haute Finance Paris, an MBA from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion Paris, and completed an Executive Development Program at the Wharton School.
Valéry Huot Board member
Valery Huot is a board member at Anevia since 2005 and Managing Partner of Innovation Capital since 2004. He joined LBO France in 2016 when the two companies merged. He has been involved in numerous trade sales and IPOs (Novaled, Aldebaran Robotics, RSI Video Systems, eFront, Anevia, Doubletrade, Netcentrex, etc.). He started his career in Australia in a joint research lab between Telstra and Sydney Uni, then worked at the French Defence Procurement Agency and later at the French Treasury in charge financing and innovation for SMEs. In 2001 he co-led the fund of funds activity of CDC Entreprises. Valery graduated from Stanford University and Ecole Polytechnique.
Alexis Delb Board member
After being successively CEO of Locatel and CEO of Avaya, Alexis co-founded in 2013 Ryder & Davis, consulting company specialised in strategy and M & A.
Tristan Leteurtre Board member
Tristan Leteurtre co-founded Anevia with Damien Lucas. Prior to Anevia, Tristan led the development of the now-famous VLC Media Player and graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris, France.
Laurent Grimaldi Board member
Laurent Grimaldi is CEO of C-Consulting, which he founded in 2010 to help companies with strategy, mergers & acquisitions and fund raising. Prior to that, he founded and led several companies in both Europe and Africa – including Tiscali Network and Konnect Africa – as well as the Open 3G Consortium. He has also served as Managing Director of Axa Private Equity Venture Funds. Laurent holds an MSc from Telecom Paris.
Eric Baron Member of the Advisory Board
Eric Baron is a trusted board advisor to several technology companies, and an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in the TV and Media industry. He has already launched, built, expanded, optimised and transformed a number of Telecom and Media businesses to make them market leaders. He has led over ten M&A strategies, targets and negotiations; five major innovative business launches; and two major turnarounds. Currently based in the UK, Eric Baron is the former President of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa at Ericsson Television.
Paul Molinier Member of the Advisory Board
Paul Molinier is a member of Anevia’s Advisory Board. Throughout his over 30 years of experience in the IT and telecom industries, he has held several leadership roles in both startups and large international corporations. Most recently he spent five years as CEO of Viaccess-Orca, a leading provider of solutions for the TV industry. He holds a degree from Paris’ Ecole Polytechnique and an MBA from INSEAD.

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