SIGFOX, a leading provider of a cellular network dedicated to the Internet-of-Things (IoT), last week appointed Xavier Drilhon as the deputy CEO. The appointment will allow Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and co-founder of SIGFOX to focus on the company’s global growth strategies, said Sigfox.
A graduate of Telecom Sud Paris and of Harvard Business School, Drilhon, 48, began his career at Arthur Andersen and KPMG Peat Marwick. He has previously worked for Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. Present in 50 countries, with 6,500 employees and a turnover of nearly 1 billion euros, Oberthur operates in a range of sectors, such as telecom, payment, digital identity, transport and access control. As general manager, he helped transform the company from a French provider of smart cards into a worldwide leader in digital security.
Lee Moan, CEO and Co-Founder of Sigfox
SIGFOX is determined to maintain its position as the world’s premier provider of cost-effective, low-power Internet of Things connectivity, and the fast-growing demand for this service around the world requires us to enlist the best people. I recruited Xavier Drilhon to join the chief executive office, and bring his considerable industry experience to structure the company and accelerate its international expansion.
Xavier Drilhon, Deputy CEO, Sigfox
The SIGFOX network is at the heart of the Internet of Things revolution, and the company is on a fast track to become a truly global connectivity provider.Its potential is exceptional and should allow it to join the so-called ‘unicorns’, startups whose valuation exceeds $1 billion. I’m very happy to participate in this adventure and bring my experience and energy to help SIGFOX build on its momentum and grow into the premier global provider of a cost-effective, energy-efficient network dedicated to the Internet of Things.