Our passionate team works together, each of our leaders in partnership with their teams to deliver for our customers.
Our Unit Leads
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Our Executive Team
Octave Klaba - Founder and Chairman
Born in Poland in 1975, Octave Klaba arrived in France at the age of 16, not speaking a word of French. Passionate about computer science, he earned a computer science degree from ICAM Lille in 1999, and at the same time, created OVHcloud for one simple reason: no provider was able to meet his expectations! 20 years later, Octave is still working on growing his business from his base in Roubaix, France.
Michel Paulin - CEO
Michel Paulin has spent most of his career in the IT, telecom and internet sectors. He was Chief Executive Officer of Neuf Cegetel, for which he made the initial public offering, Méditel (now Orange Morocco) and SFR. His appointment is part of a new phase in the development of OVHcloud. Michel PAULIN will oversee the implementation of the "Smart Cloud" strategic plan, aimed at consolidating OVHcloud's position as an alternative leader in the cloud sector.
Alain Fiocco - EVP, Chief Technology Officer
Alain Fiocco is EVP Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at OVHcloud. He joined the company at the beginning of 2018 to manage the Products Business Unit, the team in charge of Research & Development, as well as the deployment of the OVHcloud products and solutions offered across our four target audience universes.
Yann Leca – EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Yann Leca is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OVHcloud. He is responsible for the company’s corporate functions and manages all aspects of the financial scope, from accounting to corporate finance, real estate, procurement and pricing. Yann joined in January,2019, after 30 years in corporate financial functions, including 23 years as a CFO of large, international fast-growing companies.
François Sterin- EVP, Chief Industrial Officer
Francois Sterin is Executive Vice President and Chief Industrial
Officer at OVHcloud. In this role, Francois leads our technical infrastructure, from the server assembly lines to the design, construction and operations of our datacenters globally. Francois joined the OVHcloud adventure in July,2017, after 15 years of
experience developing global infrastructure for Telecom and Internet companies.
Sylvain Rouri – Chief Sales Officer
Sylvain Rouri is Chief Sales Officer at OVHcloud, responsible for successfully driving the company's growth since he joined in December, 2017. Focusing on meeting the needs of the OVHcloud universes (target audiences), Sylvain leads both direct and indirect sales forces to implement global sales strategies. Previous to OVHcloud, Sylvain worked 22 years in Sales at both SMB's and at large companies, including Survey Sampling International where he held the position of SVP of Global Sales Operations.
Dominique Michiels – Chief Service Delivery Officer
Dominique Michiels is Chief Service Delivery Officer at OVHcloud, which involves
running all services delivered to our customers. An IT enthusiast for 40
years, he accumulated his considerable experience in IT production and development,
performing diverse roles at Worldline (Atos subsidiary), such as the
management of large cost centers & profit centers, including running large, complex international projects. In a multicultural landscape, he was also a key contributor to the various M&A and transformation programs.
Line Cadel – Chief Human Resources Officer
Line Cadel is Chief Human Resources Officer at OVHcloud. In her role, Line Cadel leads all HR
activities, from recruitment, training, talent management & development to social and payroll operations at a global level. Line Cadel joined the OVHcloud adventure in
January,2017, as HR Business Partner and became CHRO in November 2018.
She has 12 years of experience in HR in various environments such as IT & Digital and retail companies.
Miroslaw Klaba – Chief Information Officer
Miroslaw Klaba is Chief Information Officer of OVHcloud. After earning an engineer degree from ICAM Lille, he joined the OVHcloud family adventure in 2004, holding different positions on project development and took the position of CIO from 2018 . As part of his mission, Miroslaw leads the teams who encourage transformation and participate in the maturity of businesses by providing tools and an information system which are increasingly effectiveness.
Adam Smith – Chief Legal Officer
Adam Smith is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at OVHcloud. He leads our legal and compliance teams and is also Secretary of the Board. Lawyer at the Bar of England and Wales, and Franco-British, he joined OVHcloud in May 2018 after an early career in London in practice and investment banking, followed by twenty years in major aerospace and defense groups in France and Germany. He holds a degree in Law, an MBA, a Master's degree in History and a Master's degree in Politics.
Frédéric Etheve - EVP, Chief Operations Officer
Frédéric Etheve is Chief Operations Officer of OVHcloud since August 2017. After working 17 years in the tech industry in Europe, North America and Africa, Frédéric now leads the development and management of our OVHcloud operations activities to support and accelerate our overall growth and drive OVHcloud transformation.
A family success story
OVHcloud is a success story deeply rooted as a family business thriving for freedom and independence.
In 2016, OVHcloud finalized a partnership with 2 leading global investment firms: KKR and TowerBrook, to meet the growing global demand for cloud infrastructure. KKR and TowerBrook own a minority stake in the company, while the Klaba family will retain the majority to keep on leading the company's strategy and operations along with OVHcloud's management team.
Our Financial Partners
KKR is a world leader, managing investments in a range of asset categories, including shareholders’ equity, energy, infrastructure, credit and hedge funds. KKR implements a patient and disciplined investment procedure, recruiting international experts, boosting growth and ensuring the value of assets. The company has recognized expertise in partnerships with family companies and European entrepreneurs, offering them growth, international expansion and the creation of value. The investment fund has also acquired detailed experience in international support and development for fast-growing European technology companies.
TowerBrook Capital Partners is based in Europe and the United States. They invest primarily in European and American companies, with private capital and using structured funding mechanisms, allowing them to seize the opportunities available at all stages in company development. The fund invests mainly in medium and large companies, working in partnership with highly skilled management teams to provide support in complex situations, creating value through internal growth, acquisition or redeployment strategies. This concept of a partnership is perfectly suited to companies led by their founder, such as OVHcloud.