Jean-Yves Charlier


Chairman & CEO, SFR


Jean-Yves Charlier, born in 1963, is Chief Executive Officer of SFR.

Jean-Yves Charlier holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in strategy and marketing from Wharton Business School. He has served in different IT and Telecoms companies both in the US and in Europe.

In 1987, he joined the Wang group in France before becoming Vice President of Wang International in 1995. In 1996, he was appointed President of the Equant group first for the integration services division, and then for all worldwide group marketing, sales and services operations. In 2002, he joined the BT group, with responsibility for Europe and operations within the Global Services division. In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Colt Telecom Group with responsibility for restructuring the European telecommunications operator.

Since 2007, Jean-Yves Charlier has served as Chief Executive Officer of Promethean, a company that specializes in interactive educational products and media for teachers.

In 2008, he joined Vivendi as a member of the group’s Supervisory Board and Chairman of its Strategic Committee. In August 2012, Jean-Yves Charlier was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Vivendi’s Telecoms Activities.