Following the May 2020 departure of Erzsébet Fitori after three and a half years as director general of the FTTH Council Europe, the Council has named Vincent Garnier as Fitori’s replacement. Filling Garnier’s vacated position on the Board of Directors is Su Guaglianone, senior marketing director EMEA at CommScope. In addition, acting director general Aurélie Bladocha Coelho becomes the new chair of the Policy and Regulation Committee in addition to her responsibilities of director of communications and public affairs. She succeeds Karin Ahl.
Vincent Garnier brings to this position 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, in Marketing and Business Development in EMEA and Asia for B2B companies. Most recently he was Marketing Director responsible for defining the marketing strategies for the broadband solutions at CommScope. Prior to joining CommScope, Garnier worked in international business development at TKH Group NV and as a Marketing Manager at Prysmian & Exide Technologies. He has been actively involved in the FTTH Council Europe activities for several years and became a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer in 2019.
Council president Eric Festraets commented, “The FTTH Council Europe is proud to announce the appointment of Vincent as the new director general, succeeding to Erzsébet Fitori whom we would like to thank again for her dedication and outstanding contribution to reshaping the FTTH Council Europe. I am confident that Vincent’s solid experience in the telecommunications sector, vast understanding of the association’s membership, focus on growth and proven ability to implement creative change in such a transforming industry like ours will allow him to work effectively in the Council members’ best interest.”
Commenting on his new position, Vincent Garnier said: “I’m honoured to join the FTTH Council Europe as Director General. Its membership representing the whole value chain of the fibre sector and its respected position as a knowledge and data hub in the telecom and digital sectors makes of the FTTH Council Europe a unique trade association. I look forward to joining the FTTH Council Europe’s team and to work together and with our members towards the acceleration of ubiquitous full fibre connectivity, empowering a leading Digital Society and sustainable economy throughout Europe.”
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