Paris, March 2, 2020 - Arnaud de Bermingham, founder and former CEO of Scaleway, a European cloud provider, has chosen Yann Lechelle as Chief Executive Officer; Arnaud de Bermingham will carry on as President of the company. Effective today, the appointment of Yann Lechelle aims at strengthening the management team of the Iliad Group’s subsidiary, which currently has 250 employees. The arrival of the Parisian entrepreneur, previously Chief Operating Officer at Snips, is in line with Scaleway’s growth objectives announced in 2018.
About Yann Lechelle
Yann Lechelle is an entrepreneur and digital innovator. He has participated in the creation, growth and sale of several startups. He was previously COO at Snips, a company specialized in embedded artificial intelligence and voice assistants, until its acquisition by Sonos at the end of 2019. Yann is also a co-founding member of the France Digitale association, a co-founding member and member of the Board of Directors of HUB France IA, and an INSEAD MBA graduate.
About the appointment
Arnaud de Bermingham: "It is a great pleasure to welcome Yann as co-pilot of the company to help us conquer new markets; his experience as an entrepreneur, thus as a big consumer of cloud solutions, gives him a deep knowledge of the complex needs raised by our customers, both startups and large groups."
Thomas Reynaud, CEO of the Iliad Group: "The Iliad Group has great ambitions for its subsidiary Scaleway at a time when the cloud market is growing steadily, both in France and abroad. Yann's appointment as CEO allows us to strengthen the management team in order to reinforce the offer to our customers and to build talent loyalty in an industry where very high value-added software will make the difference".
Yann Lechelle: “Arnaud and his team have created and developed Scaleway into a technological gem, one of the few European cloud players able to answer the full spectrum of customers' cloud needs, with cost control. From entry-level to high-end solutions, from datacenter to dedicated servers, many Scaleway products are compatible with technologies from dominant, non-sovereign players. Nothing prevents European cloud providers, including Scaleway, from providing at least 30% of European cloud needs, and conversely, up to 30% of US and Asian needs. My roadmap is obvious enough."
Scaleway is a subsidiary of the Iliad Group, which offers innovative cloud infrastructure solutions that bring together all services for professionals: from the public cloud with Scaleway Elements, whose new C14 Cold Storage cloud archiving solution recently enriched the portfolio, to private infrastructures with Scaleway Datacenter and dedicated servers with Scaleway Dedibox. Scaleway's offering is based on nearly 20 years of expertise in the development and marketing of dedicated servers (Scaleway Dedibox) and the management of innovative high-end data centers (Scaleway Datacenter). Scaleway enjoys a growing international reputation and has professional customers in more than 150 countries. Scaleway is based on 4 datacenters located in France and one datacenter located in the Netherlands. Le bon coin, Ventes-privées, Safran and Le Monde already trust Scaleway. Scaleway has also just been recognized by Glassdoor, the famous worldwide job review site, as the best working environment in France.