Wanadoo head joins Sofinnova

He became chairman of Wanadoo in November 2002, restructuring the group’s activities in Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK, as well as developing the company’s on-line Yellow Pages directory. By the time Wanadoo was merged with France Telecom in a mixed public offer in April 2004, the company’s operating profit had quadrupled and its value increased to €13bn. Following the merger, Sichel took over the fixed-line and internet activities.