About Anevia

Anevia is a leading OTT and IPTV software vendor providing innovative solutions for TV and Video delivery including live, near live, on demand and multiscreen

Company Overview

Anevia’s solutions enable viewers around the world to consume TV on their own time, whenever it suits them and from wherever they happen to be .

Anevia was created in 2003 following the successful launch of the VLC Media Player. Our belief is that viewers should have access to video content on-demand, on the device of their choice.

We developed our offer to address the evolving trends in TV and video content distribution and consumption. Today, Anevia designs best-of-breed TV and video delivery solutions and services for live, near-live, catch-up and video-on-demand over multiple screens.

Our distribution solutions have been successfully deployed globally, with TV broadcasters, telecom and pay-TV operators, video service providers, and private and public companies.

Anevia is headquartered in France with regional offices in the USA and Dubai.

Our Goal

Anevia is committed to providing innovative TV and video content distribution solutions that meet our customers’ specific needs.

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 organizations 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.
Francois Gombault Vice President of Worldwide Operations
François Gombault is VP of WW Operations, and is responsible for Professional Services, support and delivery of Anevia solutions. Previously, François worked in the CDN startup Activia Networks and in the Orange group. He holds an Engineering degree from Polytech Nice Sophia.
Grégory Samson Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Telco & Media
Grégory Samson is EVP WW Sales Telco & Media. 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). With more than 15 years of experience in selling technologies for Media and Telecom markets, Grégory 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.
Alain Bonatti Vice President of Research & Development
Alain Bonatti, Anevia’s VP R&D, has a strong expertise in the fields of software development and R&D. Prior to joining Anevia, Alain led product development at Alcatel Business Systems, SAP Business Objects and Ipanema Technologies. Alain has an Engineering degree from Polytech Lille.
Stacie Desplanques Vice President Product Marketing
Stacie Desplanques joined Anevia as VP Product Marketing. Over more than 15 years as a B2B marketer in the digital broadcast media and pay TV sector, Stacie has held senior positions with global companies such as Piksel, Irdeto and Philips. She has extensive experience in product marketing, market analysis and competitive intelligence. Stacie earned her MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management and HEC, and completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University.
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.
Ivonne Prugnaud Vice President Sales Worldwide Enterprise
Ivonne Prugnaud joined Anevia as Vice President Sales Worldwide Enterprise. Ivonne has more than 15 years of Sales Management Experience in the Software industry. Successively, Ivonne was Vice President Sales OTT EMEA at Seachange and 8 years VP Hospitality and President International Sales and Key Accounts at Locatel (now Hoist Group). Ivonne has a strong track record in selling innovative solutions into several industries such as hospitality, transportation, media and enterprises as well as broadcasters. Ivonne studies Economics and International Commerce at University Bochum in Germany.

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 organizations 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.
Fréderic Rombaut Board member
Fréderic Rombaut is a Senior Executive specialised in Private Equity investments in International Technology companies. Over the past 25 years, Rombaut has served on over 35 board director seats and made over 60 equity investments for more than USD 12 Billion across the technology, telecoms and media sectors
Valéry Huot Board member
Board member at Anevia since 2005, Valery Huot is Managing Partner of Innovation Capital since 2004, joined LBO France in 2016 when both companies merged. He has been involved in many trade sales and IPOs (Novaled, Aldebaran Robotics, RSI Video Systems, eFront, Anevia, Doubletrade, Netcentrex..). He started his carreer in Australia in a joint research lab between Telstra and Sydney Uni, then worked at the French Defense Procurement Agency and later at the French Treasury in charge of SMEs financing and innovation politics. He then co-led in 2001 the fund of fund 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.

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