ASN

Alcatel Submarine Networks, a Nokia company, stands as an industry leader with over 800,000 km of optical submarine systems globally – that’s nearly 19 times the Earth’s circumference.

We cater to a wide range of needs: from traditional telecom applications and webscale service provider infrastructures to offshore oil and gas projects.

Our expertise lies in delivering comprehensive, turnkey global undersea transmission systems, customized to each customer’s unique requirements. ASN’s extensive services don’t stop there.

We offer a full suite of support, including project management, installation, commissioning, and maintenance. These services are backed by our wholly owned fleet of cable ships, ensuring reliability and efficiency in all our marine operations.

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Boat "Ile de Brehat" sailing at sea

OUR VALUES

At ASN, our core values are rooted in fostering enduring trust and confidence among our customers and partners. We are committed to innovatively thinking ahead, skillfully developing, and effectively implementing subsea optical fiber networks across the globe. Our approach is not just about connectivity; it’s about doing so responsibly and sustainably, ensuring that every project we undertake contributes positively to the world we live in.

CUSTOMER FIRST

Work with our customers day after day to understand their needs, taking on-time decisions and reliably executing to bring our customers the expected value and maintain their trust.

EXECUTION EXCELLENCE

Deliver our products and solutions on-time to the level of quality and reliability our customers expect.

SUSTAINABILITY

Strive to protect our employees, suppliers, partners & customers health and safety at work. Respect human rights & make sure they are a priority for each employee and business partner. Care about our environment while achieving sustainable growth.

PEOPLE

Rely on all our employees’ dedication to their work and customers, experience, expertise, enthusiasm and willingness to actively contribute to the subsea optical fiber networks’ deployment.​

AGILE INNOVATION & PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT

Imagine future networks & permanently creating innovative systems and products.​

LEADERSHIP & TEAM SPIRIT

Being accountable for our objectives, actions and the consequences of our results. As one company, we all contribute to our results and their quality.​

OUR STORY

+ 160 years of history

OUR LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Alain Biston
Alain Biston​
President & CEO
Bruno Hestin​
Bruno Hestin​
VP End-to-end Business Management
Paul Gabla
Paul Gabla
VP Sales & Marketing
Olivier Gautheron
Olivier Gautheron
VP R&D
Olivier Chambon
Olivier Chambon
VP Project Management
PhilippeFizellier
Philippe Fizellier
VP Industrial Operations
Christophe Lambling
Christophe Lambling
VP Purchasing
Jeremie Maillet
Jeremie Maillet
VP Marine Operations
Christian Ausanneau
Christian Ausanneau
VP Services
Jean-Marie Beaufils
Jean-Marie Beaufils
VP Q&HSE
Vincent Lara
Vincent Lara
CFO
Julie Lambard
Julie Lambard
VP Human Resources
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Pascal Remy
VP Legal & Compliance Officer
Marc Genot
Marc Genot
VP Energy Solutions
Christophe Bejina
Christophe Bejina
VP Information Systems & Organization
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Vincent Lemaire
VP Special Projects

SITE DIRECTORS & DEPUTIES

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Arnaud Debeir
Site Director, Calais
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Tajinder Bhambra
Site Director, Greenwich
Antony Delport
Antony Delport
Operations Director, Greenwich
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Hilde Nakstad
Site Director, Trondheim
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Enrico Banfi
Deputy VP Sales & Marketing
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Eric Bouvart
Deputy VP Energy Solutions
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Vincent Chevalier
Deputy VP Sales & Marketing
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Mick McGovern
Deputy VP Marine Operations
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Alain Biston

Alain Biston

President & CEO

Alain has been working for more than 25 years in telecoms, with Nortel, then Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia, holding management and leadership positions in R&D, Product Line, Industrial Operations, Sales & Marketing, Business Unit P&L accountability.

He brings to ASN his thorough knowledge of the telecoms industry, his extensive international management background with several postings overseas, and his field-proven customer-facing acumen.

Since 2016, as a Nokia executive, Alain has been Senior VP Customer Operations End2End and until now Senior Vice President in charge of Mobile Network business management.

Alain holds a degree in Information Technology from INSA, Rennes, France. He was also honored with the National Order of Merit in 2006 from the French Minister of Industry.