Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced that Philippe Leonetti has been appointed as CEO of the company, replacing Paul Molinier. Leonetti has over 12 years of experience in senior management roles at Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators.
“Over the course of his career, Philippe has shown that he is a leader, through and through, guiding Orange through major technological innovations, including the introduction of OTT services, implementation of IoT systems, and support for 5G,” said Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Deputy CEO, Technology and Global Innovation at Orange and Chair of the Board of Viaccess-Orca. “Philippe’s leadership, technology know-how, and comprehensive understanding of the industry, especially from the operator side, will drive VO to be a formidable force in the industry, well-equipped to handle the future evolutions of the market. I’d like to thank Paul for his vision and leadership over the years, which set VO on a path for success.”
Leonetti was previously in charge of the IT and service platform security for France Telecom and then the Orange Group until 2007. Since 2008, he served as the Vice President of Smart Access for Home and Mobility and later as the Senior Vice President of Steering of Innovation at Orange Group.
“VO has a strong history of innovation and solution offerings that solve the inherent security challenges involved with providing a smarter and safer digital TV and OTT experience,” said Leonetti. “Stepping into this new role, I look forward to leading the company through current and future market transformations, with a focus on global business expansion.”