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Paul Segre appointed Synamedia CEO

Replaces outgoing CEO Yves Padrines

Synamedia has announced the appointment of Paul Segre as its new CEO. Segre joins the company from Genesys.

He takes over the role from Yves Padrines who is leaving the company.

Segre spent 18 years at customer experience software firm Genesys, latterly as CEO and then Ccairman. He led the $1.6 billion spin out of Genesys from Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) in 2012, backed by the Permira Funds.

Abe Peled, Synamedia chairman, said, It is thanks to Yves drive, leadership and passion over the last two years that Synamedia is the market-leading business it is today. We thank Yves and wish him continued success as he pursues new opportunities. Paul is taking over the reins of a business with an impressive customer roster, a strong pipeline and a reputation for award-winning innovation. Pauls appointment signals our readiness and enthusiasm for the next chapter in our journey.

Segre added, “It is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape a market leader in an industry where IP opens up new opportunities. Synamedia has a fantastically innovative portfolio, including the Infinite platform, a raft of anti-piracy solutions, video network technologies and the new Synamedia Iris addressable advertising solution. I am thrilled to lead the firm as we accelerate our growth and become the uncontested leader of video solutions for an IP world.”