Seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field, Yves is the founder of RGConsulting -which specializes in strategy, deployment and governance of submarine cables. Since 2013, Yves is President of the SubOptic association.
Previously Vice President of Submarine Systems Strategy & Business Development in Orange, he chaired ACE cable (Africa Coast to Europe), the most challenging cable being deployed along the West Africa Coast, as well as SeaMeWe 3 cable, leading the modernization of the longest submarine cable in the world up to now. Yves also chaired the Management Committee of MECMA (maintenance zone for the Mediterranean Sea).
Prior to his engagement in the international network and submarine cable domain, he was elected to the highly influential position as Chairman of R&D group of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association, and succeeded in defending telecom carriers' interests towards the European Union requirements.