Scaleway (iliad) Data Centers: Yann Lechelle joins Scaleway as CEO alongside Arnaud de Bermingham as President

Mar 02, 2020 | Posted by Eric Bell

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."