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Molinier Named CEO of Viaccess-Orca

Paul Molinier has been appointed CEO of Paris-based content protection and video software company Viaccess-Orca. 

Molinier, who assumes that role on June 15, succeeds François Moreau de Saint Martin, who has joined Orange Business Services as vice president of industry and IT large accounts. Viaccess-Orca is a subsidiary of the Orange Group. Chem Assayag, Viaaccess-Orca’s EVP of sales and business development, has been serving as interim CEO.

Before joining Orange Business Services in 2007, Molinier was an exec with companies such as Texas Instruments, Siemens, and Telindus, before joining Orange Business Services (OBS) in 2007. At OBS, Molinier was initially in charge of the Services Transformation program before heading up Obiane, a subsidiary of OBS specializing in IP network and security integration services. More recently, Molinier served as senior vice president in charge of the Unified Communication and Collaboration global business unit.

"Paul Molinier brings in-depth knowledge of the IT and telecom industries to our executive team that will be highly valuable in accelerating Viaccess-Orca's business growth," said Serge Laroye, executive vice president, content division at Orange, in a statement. "Paul's rich experience in business development and strategic partnerships will help the company expand, innovate, and address the key challenges facing its customers, making Viaccess-Orca stronger in the marketplace.”

Viaccess-Orca's customers include Olympusat Telecom, Singtel, KBS, and Canal +, among others.