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Before founding Transatel, Jacques was in charge of Strategy & Business Development for the Professional & Consumer Division of Alcatel. Among other achievements, he initiated new businesses based on fixed-mobile convergence and e-commerce with several operators. He started his career at Matra Marconi Space (today Astrium) in Technical Development; and after a few years as Sales Manager, he was named Head of Sales at the Equipment Division. Jacques thereafter joined McKinsey & Co. in Paris as a Strategy Consultant, and undertook assignments in the area of Information Technology.
In November 2009, Jacques was elected President of Alternative Télécom, the French association gathering the largest French MVNOs (Virgin Mobile, Auchan Telecom, Carrefour Mobile, NRJ Mobile, KPN France Mobile …). Jacques leads the MVNOs association’s interests in relation to the French government and the French regulatory authority for telecoms. In October 2012, Jacques was elected President of MVNO Europe. The institution includes major European operators, such as Liberty Global, Telenet, PosteMobile, Cyta Hellas, Voiceworks, and El Telecom (NRJ Mobile). Jacques leads the lobbying effort of the Association towards the European institutions.