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Barbara Thoralfsson

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Independent Director

Barbara Thoralfsson62, holds a BA Psychology from Duke University (USA) and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia Business School (USA). She has extensive experience as a non-executive director with public and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries. She has served on the boards of Tandberg, Electrolux, Telenor, Cable & Wireless Communications and Colart (where she was Non-Executive Chair). An entrepreneur, Barbara has been CEO of Midelfart & Co AS, Norway’s leading health and beauty care distributor for several multinational vendors, between 1995 and 2000 and CEO of NetCom ASA, a telecommunications company, between 2001 and 2005.

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Marie-Pierre de Bailliencourt

Independent Director

Marie-Pierre de Bailliencourt51, holds a doctorate in Geopolitics from Paris-Sorbonne University and International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University. She worked at the United Nations as the Secretary General’s Sherpa in the mid-1990s before joining the corporate world and negotiating numerous international mergers and acquisitions, mainly in the industrial sector. Subsequently, she has held senior management positions at several large, international companies in the high technology sector. She currently sits on the board of directors of several French and international companies and teaches at the Institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris.

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Nathalie Bühnemann

Independent Director

Nathalie Bühnemann, 43, holds an Audit and Finance degree from ESCP European School of Management (France) and is certified as a public accountant in France (DEC). Since 2018, she has served as Group Chief Financial Officer of Akka Technologies. Since 2020, she has been supervising the overhead structure of the AKKA group and has also been a member of the board of directors of Akka Technologies. She has also served as Akka Technologies’ (i) Group Finance Director from 2016 to 2019, (ii) Head of Corporate Finance from 2015 to 2016, (iii) Head of Group Reporting, Consolidation and Integration from 2014 to 2016 and (iv) Finance Controller from 2013 to 2014. Prior to joining Akka Technologies, she was a Financial Consultant at PwC from 2001 to 2013.

Jesper Trolle

Jesper Trolle

CEO, Executive Director

Jesper Trolle48, holds an Executive MBA in General Management from Henley Business School. Jesper is vastly experienced with the IT industry having worked for over 28 years in the sector both within the reseller community and distribution. In 2001, Jesper established Next Denmark A/S on the Danish market, which was later acquired by DNS, which in turn was acquired by Arrow in 2005. Following the acquisition, Jesper held a number of diverse positions within Arrow, seeing rapid success and progression, including stints in Germany running central and eastern Europe, and Paris, running north-west Europe and ANZ. He took up the role as Arrow’s President Americas in 2017, based out of Denver, Colorado, where he successfully grew a double-digit billion-dollar business.

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Olivier Breittmayer

Founder, Non Independent Director

Olivier Breittmayer57, holds a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion business school (France) and a degree in Economic Sciences from the Université Paris X (France). He has more than 34 years’ experience of working with fast-growth technology companies across sales, marketing, product development and management roles. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Networks from 2005 to 2021. Since 2021, he has been Chairman of the board of Colisée Group. He served also as (i) Chief Executive Officer of Cirel Systems from 1997 to 1999, (ii) Chief Executive Offer of Newlink from 1997 to 2000 and (iii) Managing Director of Alasso Southern Europe from 2000 to 2002.

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Michail Zekkos

Director Representative of Permira

Michail Zekkos44, holds degrees in Political Sciences and Economics from Athens Law School (Greece), and the American College of Greece, respectively. He also holds a Master’s in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School (England) and an MBA from INSEAD (France). Michail joined Permira in 2007 and is a partner. At Permira, Michail focuses on investment opportunities in technology businesses and has extensive experience in the sector. Prior to joining Permira, Michail worked in technology investment banking at JPMorgan. Michail is a member of the board of directors of Curriculum Associates and has experience as a member of the boards of several other companies including Teraco.

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Pierre Pozzo

Director Representative of Permira

Pierre Pozzo32, holds a Law degree from the University of Versailles (France), a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris (France), and a Master’s in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University (Italy). Pierre joined Permira in 2013 and is a principal. At Permira, Pierre focuses on investment opportunities in technology businesses and has extensive experience in the sector. Prior to joining Permira, Pierre worked for Credit Suisse and PAI Partners. He has served as a member of the board of directors of a number of companies including Teraco and Vacanselect.

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Jesper Trolle

CEO

Jesper is a vastly accomplished entrepreneurial channel business leader who joined Exclusive Networks as CEO in September 2020. Since starting out in his native Denmark building successful reseller and distribution businesses, Jesper has amassed almost three decades of executive experience and worked around the world at the head of multi-billion-dollar VAD organisations. He was President of the Americas for ECS Arrow prior to joining Exclusive and holds an MBA from the Henley Business School.

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Pierre Boccon-Liaudet

CFO & Operations

Pierre Boccon-Liaudet joined Exclusive Networks in 2019 and brings over 25 years’ experience in international financial management. He leads on all aspects of finance and oversees the continual development of Exclusive Networks’ global financial platform and associated processes. He has a proven track record as a change-making CFO at major, high-growth global firms including Smartbox, Quiksilver and Schulmberger.

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Philippe Bosquier

CIO

Philippe Bosquier began his role at Exclusive Networks in 2021, having occupied similar C-level/senior VP positions at DHL, Tech Data, LVMH and, most recently, Heppner. He began his career in technology 30+ years ago and has significant expertise in global supply chains both within and outside the distribution industry, successfully leading very large international ERP deployments with budget responsibility for hundred-million-dollar programmes.

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Nicolas Trombert

VP Corporate Development

Nicolas has a 10 years’ experience as a private equity investor at Omnès Capital (formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity). Among others, he closed several transactions in the BtoB distribution industry and he contributed to the launch of strategic projects, such as the set-up of an infrastructure fund and a private equity business in Italy. He then joined Studialis, one of the French leaders in the for profit higher education market, as head of development and member of the executive committee. He was in charge of acquisitions and of strategic developments.

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Laurence Galland

SVP of HR

Laurence Galland is a HR veteran with over 15 years’ experience, during which she has generated an impressive track record in talent development and business evolution across large international teams. At Exclusive Networks, Laurence is responsible for people development and enabling the human potential of our brightest talent. She creates business value from HR through the application of data-driven strategies and supporting Exclusive’s agile, inclusive and unique business culture: L’Esprit Exclusive.

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Vincent Savesi

General Counsel & Compliance Officer

Vincent Savesi joined Exclusive Networks in 2016 and is the company’s principal legal authority. His combined roles as Global General Counsel and Global Compliance Officer reflect the importance of strategic risk and compliance management to Exclusive’s global business activities. Vincent has over 20 years’ senior experience gained across numerous industries, both at legal practices and in-house for major corporations including Groupe Renault.

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Denis Ferrand-Ajchenbaum

SVP Global Business Development & Ecosystems

Denis Ferrand-Ajchenbaum joined Exclusive with over 30 years of experience in enterprise IT including stints at value-added distributors, resellers, and vendors. As SVP Global Business Development & Ecosystems, he is responsible for maximising the value and global penetration of existing vendor relationships while scouting and acquiring the next generation of Exclusive Networks’ trusted digital infrastructure portfolio. Denis is also tasked with driving the strategy for our transactional partners – global system integrators (GSIs) and worldwide reseller network – and non-transactional partners – VCs, educational institutions and international and national bodies. In addition, Denis spearheads the strategy and growth of our innovative subscription platform, X-OD.

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Brian Vincik

SVP Americas

Brian Vincik is a US channel veteran of over 40 years, with a wealth of senior-level experience and success. He joined Exclusive Networks in 2021 having been General Manager at Securematics where he took the Carlsbad, CA-based VAD on an impressive growth journey, and prior to that was at Hewlett-Packard where he headed up pre-sales consulting and helped grow the services business.

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Gerard Allison

SVP EMEA

Gerard Allison is a highly experienced senior executive with a 30+ year track record of building successful teams in EMEA, working at vendors such as Juniper Networks and, most recently, Gigamon. He joined Exclusive Networks in 2020. With his extensive expertise and knowledge of the IT and security markets combined with his commercial astuteness, entrepreneurial vision, relationship building and management skills, Gerard brings a wealth of experience to the EMEA business.

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Brad Gray

SVP APAC

Brad Gray joined Exclusive Networks in 2019, bringing a highly successful 25+ year track record of building successful teams in APAC spent at vendors such as Juniper Networks, Polycom and, most recently, SAP. Having resided for 20 years in Singapore and for 3 years previously in Indonesia, Brad’s cultural, technological and commercial insights within the region bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Exclusive Networks APAC business.

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Fabio Buanne

SVP Strategy & M&A

Fabio is a specialist in M&A and corporate development and has previously held positions at WorldCom, Verizon, T-Mobile International, and most recently the Orange Group. Whilst at Orange, he was instrumental in the creation of Orange Cyberdefense and the development of Orange Business Services through M&A. Fabio joined Exclusive in 2022 to continue its successful legacy of M&A, whilst defining the company’s long-term strategy.

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Stephanie Bia

SVP Marketing, Communications & Investor Relations

Stephanie Bia is highly accomplished corporate communications and investor relations professional, with a strong background in global capital markets.  She has gained a wealth of experience working in financial communications roles at Euronext and Euronext NYSE stock exchanges and has advised management teams and Boards of Directors in financial, corporate and crisis communications strategy in her time at FTI Consulting. At Exclusive Networks, Stephanie assumes overall responsibility for global marketing, corporate communications and investor relations.