Thierry Gandilhon joins NETIA as MD
NETIA has announced that Thierry Gandilhon has joined the company as its managing director. To this new leadership role, Thierry Gandilhon brings more than 25 years of technical experience in the field of software development, as well as a strong record of establishing and building successful technology companies.
“Thierry is an exciting addition to the company, as he has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to lead companies to success through technical excellence,” said Philippe Fort, president of NETIA. “His tremendous experience developing computer software in multicultural environments and his dedication to using complex technologies to create simple yet powerful solutions make him a smart fit for NETIA, and we’re looking forward to achieving further success with the benefit of his guidance.”
Prior to joining NETIA, Thierry Gandilhon co-founded Eptica, where he served as executive vice-president and chief technology officer (CTO). Eptica is the leading European provider of multichannel customer interaction software. During Thierry Gandilhon’s tenure, Eptica developed its activities in Europe and Asia and was selected as one of the leaders in its domain by the Gartner Group through its prestigious Magic Quadrant analysis. Thierry Gandilhon earlier served as vice president and CTO at MATRAnet: CTO at Step One/Sharing Technologies; R&D director at Business Objects, where he was one of the first employees; and project manager and research engineer within the BULL artificial intelligence research group.
“I am passionate about building simple solutions that fit the market and customer need using complex technologies. I see this same dedication at NETIA,” said Gandilhon. “I firmly believe that technology is not an end, but rather a means, and NETIA’s product portfolio has enormous potential. Great things lie ahead for the company, and I am eager to be part of this future.”
Thierry Gandilhon will be based in NETIA’s head office in Claret, France.