Claret, France (May 31, 2012)—Netia has named Philippe Fort as its new CEO following the departure of company founders Christophe Carniel and Pierre Keiflin.
Philippe Fort is the former president of Netia's Supervisory Board, and has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector with organizations including British Telecom, Alcatel, Ericsson, and Atos. Fort joined France Telecom in 2000 and has been managing director of GlobeCast since 2011.
Specializing in audiovisual content management solutions for major international radio and television broadcasters such as France Television, RAI, ABC, RTL, RTBF, Radio France, and canal +, Netia was acquired in 2008 by GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange. Since its founding in 1993, Netia has built up to a turnover of €8.7 million in 2010 and now employs more than 70 people — mostly in research and development — in and around Montpellier, France.