Pigeon joins Synamedia’s executive team to drive growth and expand customer relationships across EMEA, with overall responsibility for sales and delivery.
Synamedia has appointed Jean-Francois Pigeon as General Manager and Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
With experience in developing and growing technology businesses in North America, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, Pigeon joins Synamedia’s executive team to drive growth and expand customer relationships across EMEA, with overall responsibility for sales and delivery.
Previously, Pigeon spent 20 years at Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, most recently as Vice President and General Manager for a global account in MEA. Following the merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent in 2016, he was responsible for the integration of the 5,000-strong global sales organisation.
He brings a rich set of expertise including in the sale and delivery of large, complex programmes in network transformation, managed services and customer experience as well as roles spanning strategy, business development, marketing, sales operations, and corporate transformation.
Commenting on his new role, Pigeon said: “Synamedia is well-positioned in the market. Telecom service providers understand the stickiness of video services and a future where they can be super aggregators of streaming services. Pay-TV providers are transitioning to hybrid and IP architectures. Both need a trusted partner to help them transform their legacy platforms to reach their goal. Synamedia has the credibility, expertise and innovation these businesses need to ensure their success.”
Paul Segre, Synamedia CEO, added: “Jean-Francois brings exceptional experience as a leader in the telco space and this will prove invaluable to our many customers who are on the journey to IP and others, particularly from broadband or mobile background, who want to add TV and video services. His deep understanding of sales and delivery as well as his broad telecoms industry background, make him well suited to help accelerate Synamedia’s growth.”