Jacques Bonifay

Jacques Bonifay

Webit Speaker, CEO of Transatel

As CEO of Transatel, Jacques is in charge of the company’s general management as well as the relationships with the shareholders. Before founding Transatel, Jacques was in charge of Strategy & Business Development for the Professional & Consumer Division of Alcatel (1,5M€). Amongst other projects, 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 became the head of the Sales team at the Equipment division. After this, Jacques worked for McKinsey & Co. in Paris as a Strategy Consultant and undertook projects in the area of Information Technology. Jacques has an MBA degree from INSEAD and an Engineering degree from ENSERG/INPG (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique et de Radioélectricité de Grenoble) – France

In November 2009, Jacques was elected as the President of Alternative Mobile, the French MVNO association gathering the biggest French MVNOs (Virgin Mobile, Auchan Telecom, Carrefour Mobile, NRJ Mobile, KPN France Mobile). Jacques is now leading all the interests of the MVNO’s association towards the French government and the French Telecom regulatory authority.

In October 2012, Jacques was elected as President of EAFM, the European Association of Full MVNOs (www.eafm.eu). EAFM includes major European operators such as Virgin Media UK, Virgin Mobile, The Liberty Global group, Telenet, NRJ Mobile, Teleena.  Jacques is leading the lobbying effort of the Association towards the European institutions.