Seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field, Yves is the founder of RGConsulting -which specializes strategy, deployment and governance of submarine cables, and Chairman of the Management Committee of ACE (Africa Coast to Europe), among the most challenging cables being deployed along the West Africa Coast. Since 2013, Yves is President of the SubOptic association. Previously Vice President of Submarine Systems Strategy & Business Development in Orange, he chaired SeaMeWe 3 from 2006 to 2017, and led 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. Yves is a member of the EPlTA Scientiﬁc Advisory Board » School.“ for computer science and advanced technologies in Paris.