Michel Paulin Joins European Web Hosting Provider OVH as CEO

August 27, 2018
Michel Paulin Joins European Web Hosting Provider OVH as CEO
Michel Paulin has joined European web hosting provider OVH as CEO. OVH has headquarters in Roubaix, France, and was established in 1999. The company bills itself as a “global hyper-scale cloud provider” and has a global network of 27 data centers connected by a 13 Tbps dark fiber network. The company caters to around 1.3 million customers, making it one of Europe’s leading providers. Its products and services include web hosting, exchange, dedicated servers, VPS and public and private clouds. Mr. Paulin takes over from Octave Klaba who will stay on as Chairman of the company’s Board.

Mr. Paulin has a long career working with IT, internet and telecommunication companies, most recently working with French telecommunications company SFR. Prior to this he was CEO at Neuf Cegetel, another French telecommunications company, where he oversaw the company’s IPO. He also held an executive role at Méditel (now known as Orange Maroc). Mr. Paulin’s appointment underscores the company’s growth strategy. He will be in charge of the company’s “Smart Cloud” strategy which is designed to transition OVH to a leader in the cloud arena.

“It is a great honor for me to join OVH,” suggested Mr. Paulin. “I am looking forward to lead this team of 2,500 women and men on four continents, with its strong and unique culture of innovation at the service of its clients. I am delighted to work with Octave; everyone knows his vision, his entrepreneurial strength and his great humanity,” he added.

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