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President & chief executive officer

Herbert MERZ

Herbert Merz is a customer focused inspirational leader with 25 years of business experience. He has spent the last 15 years in executive positions in the telecommunications industry at major companies such as Siemens and Optical Networks Business of NSN, later renamed Coriant. Herbert is based in Munich, Germany.


Chief Operations Officer

Karl Kirschenhofer

Karl Kirschenhofer has a wealth of experience and knowledge from more than 25 years spent in the telecommunications industry, including several leading positions such as Head of Industrialization or Senior Engineering Manager at AEG, Matra or Nokia Mobile Phones. Karl is based in Munich, Germany.

Global Functions

Vice President Strategy, Innovation & Communications

Emmanuel Saint Dizier

Emmanuel Saint Dizier has more than 20 year experience in Product Management thanks to the various positions he occupied within the Optics department and Mobile Division of Alcatel-Lucent. He has held several executive positions in RFS after joining the company in 2010. Emmanuel is based in Trignac, France.

Central Functions

Chief Financial Officer

Alec Wang

Alec Wang held various positions in project finance, treasury and controlling at Alcatel China. Thanks to his extensive experience in this field, he joined RFS in June 2013 after having worked for Alcatel-Lucent corporate finance team and was appointed CFO of RFS one year later. He subsequently became the supervisor for IS/IT. Alec is based in Paris, France.

Vice President of Human Resources

Sébastien Lebreton

Sébastien Lebreton worked in several major companies as a Labor Law specialist until he joined Alcatel-Lucent in 2002. After occupying several positions in Human Resources, he joined RFS in 2014 as VP Human Resources. In 2015 he was awarded the Entrepreneur HRD of the year in France. Sébastien is based in Chicago, USA.

General Counsel

Christine Pauleau

Christine Pauleau has a wealth of experience in Counseling as she developed an extensive and highly international practice in commercial, contract, IP and licensing law in a broad range of cultural contexts, markets and jurisdictions throughout the world. Christine is based in Paris, France.

Business Units

Vice President Cables

Rodrigo Oliveira

Rodrigo Oliveira has a solid experience as Product Manager in the telecommunications industry. After occupying several management positions in RFS after joining the company in 2005, he was appointed Vice President Cables & Solutions early 2017. Rodrigo is based in Meriden (CT), USA.

Vice President Antennas

Laurent Cruchant

Laurent Cruchant has had more than 20 year experience in the wireless business with Alcatel-Lucent where he held several executive positions, such as Vice President of the GSM business unit or Vice President of the W-CDMA Product Line. He joined RFS in 2012 as Head of RFS Europe & India. Laurent is based in Paris, France.

Vice President Broadcast

Gopal Naidu

After his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Deakin University, Melbourne and working several finance roles, Gopal Naidu arrived at RFS in 2000 with strong experience and a desire to imbue in his team the twin virtues of compliant culture and strategic financial management. Gopal is based in Kilsyth, Autraslia.

Regional Vice President Noth America Sales

Ray Bibisi

Ray Bibisi held several executive positions in sales at RFS after joining the company in 1998. Thanks to his extensive management capabilities, he was appointed General Manager of RFS USA early 2017 on top of his position as VP Sales of the North America region. Ray is based in Meriden (CT), USA.

Regional Vice President Latam Sales

Wilson Conti

Wilson Conti has over 27 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT industries in Latin America. In his progressive career he has held leadership positions in areas such as Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Planning at major companies including IBM and Kathrein. Wilson is based in Sao Paulo (Embu), Brazil.

Regional Vice President Asia Pacific Sales

Robert Hsu

After working at Andrew Corporation for over 13 years as NEA Regional Sales Director, Robert Hsu joined RFS in 2011. He held several positions in the company in Sales and received responsibility for the Global Accounts after being appointed VP of RFS APAC Sales. Robert is based in Shanghai, China.

Regional Vice President EMEA Sales

Daniel Santoro

Daniel Santoro has a very solid experience in Sales and worked for various companies in the telecommunications industry such as Powerwave Technologies. Daniel was Vice President Global Sales and Business Development of Packetfront Network Products until 2013. Daniel is based in Paris, France.