[iliad press release] Nicolas Jaeger is appointed a Senior Vice-President of the iliad Group – Rani Assaf steps down from ...
[iliad press release] Nicolas Jaeger is appointed a Senior
Vice-President of the iliad Group – Rani Assaf steps down from his
role as Senior Vice-President
Paris, April 16, 2021
Nicolas Jaeger is appointed a Senior Vice-President of the iliad
Group – Rani Assaf steps down from his role as Senior
Acting on the recommendation of the Chief
Executive Officer, iliad’s Board of Directors has appointed Nicolas
Jaeger as a Senior Vice-President of the iliad Group. Nicolas
joined the Group in 2007 in the Finance Department. Since 2018, he
has been Chief Financial Officer and has helped drive the Group’s
international development. In connection with iliad’s partnerships
and external growth operations, Nicolas is a member of the Boards
of Directors of TRM, OnTower France, IFT and Play (Poland).
In addition, iliad’s Board of Directors placed
on record that Rani Assaf has stepped down from his role as Senior
Vice-President. Rani, who wishes to devote his time to new
projects, will leave his post as Chief Network Officer, France
& Italy, at the end of June 2021.
Alexandre Cassen has been appointed as Chief
Network Officer and will become a member of the Group Executive
Committee. Alexandre joined iliad in 2004, having previously worked
at the Canal+ group. He participated in designing the Freebox IPTV
offering and structuring the Group’s VOD platforms. As from 2010,
he helped shape the Free Mobile project and then went on to play a
key role in the launch of iliad Italia. On behalf of the Group, he
received the Itojun Service Award for his contribution to creating
the IETF 6rd protocol, enabling rapid deployment of IPv6.
These appointments clearly illustrate how iliad
seeks to develop its large pool of in-house talent.
Xavier Niel and Thomas Reynaud wish to sincerely
thank Rani Assaf, both personally and on behalf of iliad, for the
incredible years they have spent working alongside him within the
Group. They would also like to congratulate Nicolas Jaeger and
Alexandre Cassen, in whom they have full confidence that they will
successfully fulfill their new roles and responsibilities.
About the iliad Group
iliad is the parent company of Free, the
inventor of the Freebox, the first multiservice box on ADSL. Free
is behind numerous innovations in the Broadband and Ultra-Fast
Broadband access segment (VoIP, IPTV, flat-rate calling plans to
multiple destinations, etc.) and provides straightforward and
innovative offerings at the best prices. Since January 2012, Free
has brought mobile phone usage within everyone’s reach with
straightforward, no-commitment offerings at very attractive prices.
As at December 31, 2020, Free had more than 20 million subscribers
in France (6.7 million Broadband and Ultra-Fast Broadband
subscribers and 13.4 million mobile subscribers). On May 29, 2018,
the Group launched its mobile network in Italy under the iliad
brand, becoming the country’s fourth operator, and had over 7.2
million subscribers at December 31, 2020. With the acquisition of
Play, the leading mobile network operator in Poland, it has become
the sixth largest mobile operator in Europe by number of
subscribers (excluding M2M). On March 23, 2021, the Group launched
its B2B activity in France, under the Free Pro brand.
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