Chairman & Co-founder
Graduate from the Polytechnique French School and ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécoms), Joseph Haddad created his 1st software company in 1987 and developed it internationally, then selling it to IBM in 1990. After 2 years in the USA, he became a business angel through his family company ‘J2H’, and in turn founded Netgem in 1996. Joseph Haddad is today the main shareholder and Chairman of Netgem Group.
Mathias Hautefort is CEO of both NETGEM Group and Vitis. Vitis is a subsidiary of Netgem Group and was founded in 2016 with the support of external shareholders – the French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the Groupe Oceinde -. Vitis is a Fiber ISP dedicated to the development of high-speed Internet on open-access networks, through innovative offers combining technology and content.
Before joining Netgem Group in 2011, Mathias gathered expertise in local and global industrial and Telecom topics. After starting his professional life at the French Ministry of Finance and Industry, Mathias joined SUEZ Group as COO of Lyonnaise Câble (Noos) in 2000. From 2005 to 2007, he was CEO of Viaccess, a branch/subsidiary of the Content department of the French telecom company France Télécom, after which he was appointed Deputy CEO of Infogrames (Atari), and he became CEO of Pace Europe in 2008.
Mathias Hautefort, 51, is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and ENST (Corps des Mines).
Sylvain joined the Executive Committee of Netgem in 2015, establishing the new ‘Managed Services’ division in London focused on developing the end-to-end service business, initiated with ‘EE TV’, and now expanded to many more operator customers of Netgem.
He brings 25 years of international experience, built on a strong leadership across both ‘start-ups’ (he founded one of the first ISPs in France) and Fixed and Mobile Telecom operators (running large P&Ls for Vodafone, TalkTalk, EE). Sylvain is now ‘Chief Commercial & Customer Officer’ (C3O) with key focus on Sales & Marketing, running all customer facing activities across B2B operators, as well as B2B2C and B2C services (starting in UK and France).
Graduate of the ‘Ecole Supérieure d’informatique’ in Paris, Jean-Francois kicked off his IT career at SQL in 1993, followed by a few years at Simulog and Aucland, running R&D and Operation teams. He then entered the Telecoms world joining the Telco Monaco Telecom, and finally joined Netgem in 2005 as CTO, where he is in charge of Technical operations, and leads the Product Roadmap of Netgem across all software and hardwares solutions.
Alain Floch joined Vitis as Chief Financial Officer in 2016 at the time of its creation and was appointed Netgem CFO on July 1st 2019. He has previously held various finance positions within the Philips Electronics Group, including Group Treasurer of Philips France, Corporate Controller of Philips Consumer Communication and Chief Financial Officer of the Set Top Box division. He then joined Pace Europe as Chief Financial Officer and then worked for several years as a business finance consultant for Smes in France and abroad. Alain Floch is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lille.
Chief Legal & People Officer
Caroline is a 20 years certified business lawyer. She has skills in various fields of law such as : IT law, business law, competition law, employment law…. She has started her career within a law firm and the European Institutions in Brussels before joining in the European Telco(Tiscali International Network) and later on the entertainment markets(Glow/Video Futur) before entering Netgem's staff.
Caroline is in charge of all legal aspects involving Netgem’s interests such as contracts negotiations(contract management), Intellectual Property policy, DPO… as well as Human Resources items. She previously held the same position within Tiscali's Board.
Reporting to Netgem’s Managing Director, Caroline holds a Ph D in European Business Law as well as a DU of Business English and IT Law(Law Faculty of Montpellier) and a Master in Comparative Law(Law Faculty of Strasbourg).