Press Release

OVHcloud announces the appointment of Stéphanie Besnier as CFO and member of its Executive Committee

Press Release

Currently Deputy CEO of the Agence des Participations de l’Etat and with more than 20 years of experience in management positions in finance and investment, Stéphanie Besnier will bring significant expertise to OVHcloud to help drive the Group’s development and growth acceleration strategy.

Roubaix, 13 January 2023 - Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and engineer at the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, Stéphanie Besnier started her professional career in 2001 in London at BNP Paribas. She then held different positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance between 2003 and 2007.
In 2007, Stéphanie joined Wendel’s investment team where she was appointed Associate Director in 2018. She contributed to several key investments such as Deutsch Connectors, Constantia Flexibles, IHS Towers and Bureau Veritas. She was also in charge of initiating the investment strategy of Wendel Growth, focusing on innovative, high-growth companies.
In April 2021, she was appointed Deputy CEO of the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (French agency managing the French state’s significant shareholdings), where she acted as interim director between June and September 2022. Since May 2021, Stéphanie has been a Board member, appointed by the French State, of Safran, ENGIE, Orange and of Air France-KLM since June 2022. She is also a member of the Audit Committee of these companies.
Stéphanie will join OVHcloud during the first calendar quarter of 2023. She will oversee the group’s financial teams, financial performance, financing and investor relations, in the context of continued high growth for OVHcloud.

Michel Paulin, CEO of OVHcloud, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Stéphanie to OVHcloud. Her outstanding track record in finance and investment will be a great asset to us in continuing to develop the Group at a fast pace and in successfully executing our strategic plan. Stéphanie brings expert knowledge of strategic financial challenges and the best practices of successful large corporates. I join Octave, the Executive Committee and all the employees in welcoming her.”

As part of the publication of its Q1 FY2023 revenue, and after a strong start to the year, OVHcloud confirms its 2023 annual objectives and mid-term targets.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating over 450,000 servers within 33 data centers across 4 continents to reach 1,6 million customers in over 140 countries. Spearheading a trusted cloud and pioneering a sustainable cloud with the best price-performance ratio, the Group has been leveraging for over 20 years an integrated model that guarantees total control of its value chain: from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to independently cover all the uses of its customers so they can seize the benefits of an environmentally conscious model with a frugal use of resources and a carbon footprint reaching the best ratios in the industry. OVHcloud now offers customers the latest-generation solutions combining performance, predictable pricing, and complete data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.

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