New management team for SFR

Michel Combes

Michel Combes

Altice chief operating officer Michel Combes has taken on the role of interim CEO of SFR, replacing Eric Denoyer, who has taken a role as member of the telco’s administrative council to help ensure continuity.

Combes will fill the CEO role pending the appointment of a new chief executive, which is expected this month.

The telco’s management has also been reorganized, with the executive committee now organized around three areas of responsibility: commercial, operations and support.

The commercial activity of the group will be led by three executives, including Guilaume de Lavallade as executive director of the enterprise business and Eric Pradeau as executive director of operators. A residential business chief will be named later this month.

The operations activities will be led by networks executie director Philippe Le May, processes and Quality of Service executive director Emeric Don’t, and information systems executive director Christophe Delaye.

The support roles will be headed by HR executive director Florence Cauvet, financial chief Thierry Lemaître, secretary-general Régis Turrini and deputy secretary-general Jérôme Yomtov.

Dont, Delaye, Cauvet and Turrini are new to the executive committee.

A committee on the convergence of media and telecoms, headed by Combes and Altice media chief Alan Weill, will meanwhile include representatives of both Altice  and SFR.

Pascal Rialland, SFR’s former head of enterprise business, will serve as head of B2B at Altice, joining head of B2C and former SFR residential chief Eric Klipfel and head of regulation, government affairs and strategy Turrini.

Angelique Benetti, formerly head of content, will become a member of SFR’s administrative council.

Former HR director François Rubichon and former information systems director Olivier Urcel are leaving the group.