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Altice France’s Turrini leaves, replaced by Dreyfuss

Altice France/SFR’s secretary-general, Régis Turrinni, has left the company, to be replaced to Altice’s communications director Arthur Dreyfuss.

Régis Turrini

Régis Turrini

Turrini was hired two years ago as a well-connected specialist in competition law and telecoms. A former Vivendi executive, he had been involved in the sale of cable operator Numericable and telecom operator SFR to Altice, the combination of which became the bedrock of what is now Altice France.

Turrini’s is the latest high-profile departure from the French telecom and TV operator, following the departures of CEO Michel Paulin and Altice CEO Michel Combes last year and the crisis of confidence that engulfed the operator following poor Q3 results. The changes have seen Altice founder Patrick Drahi take a more hands-on role alongside an SFR management team led by CEO Alain Weill and operations chief Armando Pereira.

Dreyfuss, who will retain his existing responsibilities as communications director for Altice, held a number of senior government roles as well as working for advertising giant Havas before joining Altice in 2014.

Altice France has also named Michel Matas as legal director, replacing Emmanuel Lévine. Matas, an associate at law firm Bird & Bird, had previously served as legal director at Numericable- Completel.