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Yves Ruggeri


ACE Consortium


Yves is seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication field. He is in charge of designing and creating new business opportunities for the Orange international submarine backbone networks and currently the Vice President of Submarine Systems Strategy & Business Development at Orange.

Yves is the Chairman of the Management Committee of ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) cable, which is the most challenging cable being deployed along the west Africa Coast. He also chairs SeaMeWe 3, the longest submarine cable in the world until today, and LION/LION2 cables which serve the needs of the Indian Ocean and the East coast of Africa.

Since 2013, Yves is President of the SubOptic Executive Committee and previously elected to the highly influential position as Chairman of R&D group of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association, he succeeded in defending telecom carriers’ interests and long term development towards the European Union requirements. 

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