Board of Directors


The Company is managed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Philippe Mellier, which determines the business strategy of Solocal and supervises its execution by the management team. Without prejudice to the powers expressly reserved by law to the Shareholders’ General Meetings and within the scope of Solocal's corporate purpose, the Board of Directors may address any concern that may have an impact on the Company’s business activity and decide any matters within its remit. It also expresses its opinion on all major decisions in relation to the Company’s strategy, business development, human resources, finance and technology.


Corporate Governance

Solocal Group embraces the principles of corporate governance of listed companies set out in the AFEP-MEDEF Corporate Governance Code.

On November 5, 2014, the Board of Directors decided to separate the functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer in order to comply with the "best practice" in corporate governance. The Board of Directors chose, during the change in governance that took place in 2017, to maintain this separation of functions. This choice of governance is explained in particular by the Company's desire to make a clear distinction between, on the one hand, the strategic orientation and control functions which are the responsibility of the Board of Directors, and, on the other hand, the operational and executive functions which fall under the competence of the Chief Executive Officer. This form of governance also allows the Group to benefit from the complementary experiences and skills of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In a financial restructuring context of the Company and due to the departure of Mr. Eric Boustouller from his functions of Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors decided on August 28, 2020 to temporarily combine  the functions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company Solocal Group and to appoint Mr. Pierre Danon as Chairman and CEO as of October 5, 2020, so that the company can benefit from its skills and expertise during the transitional period of seeking a new CEO.

Following a selection process launched and managed by the Compensation and Nominations Committee, the Board of Directors of Solocal decided on January 8, 2021 to appoint Hervé Milcent Chief Executive Officer of Solocal as of April 6, 2021. From that date, Solocal regained separate governance.

9 Board members + 1 non-voting member, including an employee representative and 9 independant Board members
A renewal
of the Board of Directors
since the General Meeting
of June 29th, 2023.
with high experience
and expertise
in the digital sector. 
and complementary skills. 
11 Board meetings in 2022
with an average
participation rate of 96%
The main activities
of the Board have been :
evolution of the governance,
restructuring monitoring,
results and business evaluation,
new strategy and ESG. 
57% women

Structure & gouvernance


Philippe Mellier, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Philippe Mellier has been the CEO of Fraikin since 2018 and has led an impactful transformation of the leading industrial & commercial vehicles leasing company in Europe by restoring profitability and growing added value services notably in the digital and telematics space. In 2020, Philippe Mellier strengthened Fraikin's leadership in Europe with the acquisition of Via Location. Philippe has a strong governance experience and is currently Board Member of Groupe Réel (ETI in the Lyonnaise region).

Philippe Mellier graduated from ENSTA and INSEAD. He started his career at Ford where he ended up as Vice President Marketing, Sales and Services for Ford of Europe. He became the Chairman and CEO of Renault Trucks in 2000. In 2003, Philippe joined Alstom. As Executive Vice President of Alstom and President of Alstom Transport, he played a key role in the turnaround of the Group until 2011. He then joined De Beers as Group CEO until 2016 and transformed the diamond giant in order to face rapid market transformation and focus on customer centricity

David Amar, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr David Amar, 36 years old, has joined the Family Office Amar in 2009 and has taken over its management in 2013. He is specialised in long term investment in listed companies, in wine properties and wine-trading companies, in hotel property management and property development. He is also a Director of the investment fund Matignon Investissement et Gestion (Private Equity). From 2006 to 2009, he was in charge of wealth management in various major Swiss banking institutions. He received an MBA in Geneva in 2006.

Delphine Grison, independant Board member

Delphine Grison, is Chairman of DGTL Conseil, a company through which she carries out advisory missions. Delphine Grison is also a director and member of the audit committee of ADL performance. She was Marketing and Data Intelligence Director of CBRE France between 2015 and 2020, after having worked for more than 10 years in the media, with successively finance, strategy, marketing and digital functions. She notably managed the digital activities of Lagardère Active Digital until 2013 as Chairman of Lagardère Active Digital and member of the Management Board of Lagardère Active. She was also administrator of Asmodée between 2014 and 2018.

Bruno Guillemet, independant Board member

Bruno Guillemet is a member of the Board Director of Solocal Group since June 2022. He chairs the Governance Committee (formerly known as the "Remuneration and Appointements Committee"). After studying law and attending the "Centre Interdisciplinaire de Formation à la Fonction Personnel" (CIFFOP), Bruno Guillemet began his career in 1984 within the Sacilor group. From 1989 to 2004, he joined the Danone group where he was successively Human Resources Director for fresh products, Human Resources Director for Evian and Volvic, before being appointed Social Policy Director for the group in 2001 and, finally, Human Resources Director for the Americas, based in the United States. In 2004 he was appointed Human Resources Director for Alstom Transport and then Human Resources Director for Alstom group in 2010. Since 2015, Bruno Guillemet was Group Executive Vice President for Human Resources. He is Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of REEL Group; member of the Compensation Committee of PARIS 2024 Olympic Games and Member of the Compensation Committee of Rugby World Cup France 2023 organization.

Ghislaine Mattlinger, independant Board member

Ghislaine Mattlinger joined Compagnie du Ponant in June 2022 as Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Management Board. She began her career at Arthur Andersen, and has been Chief Financial Officer of various companies in both the financial sector (VIEL Tradition, Natixis and Newedge) and the non-financial sector (PagesJaunes Group from 2006 to 2010 and Indigo). She was non-executive Chair of Smovengo and is currently a Board member of the Ponant Foundation and Chair of Aurige Conseil. Ghislaine Mattlinger is a graduate of HEC business school and holds a Company Directors’ Certificate from Science Po-IFA and IFMT certification (Institut de Formation Management de Transition). Her term of office as an Independent Director at Solocal Group will begin on 31 May 2023.

Marie-Christine Levet, independant Board member

Graduated from HEC in 1988 and from INSEAD in 1994, Marie-Christine Levet managed several major brands of the French Internet. In 1997, she founded Lycos. Then, from 2001 to 2007, she ran Club-Internet, a provider of Internet access, which she sold to Neuf Telecom / SFR. In 2008, she became General Manager of the Tests Group, a hi-tech information group, as well as Internet activities of the NextRadioTV group. With her entrepreneurial experience, Marie-Christine turned to venture capital in 2010 to bring her experience to young entrepreneurs. She participated in the creation of Jaina Capital, one of the first investment funds specializing in early stage financing in France, where she invested in companies like,, devialet, La ruche qui dit oui. In October 2017, Marie-Christine Levet creates Educapital, the leading European private equity fund dedicated to the Education, Training and Digital Transition sectors. She is also board member of Iliad, Econocom, Maisons du Monde and AFP, and was formerly a Director of the Google Fund for Media Innovation (FINP) from 2013 to 2016.

Catherine Robaglia, employee representative

Catherine Robaglia is a graduate engineer from IMAC. She first worked at Bossard Gemini Consulting as a consultant in organization and information systems for 7 years. In 1999, she joined the IT department of  PagesJaunes and took an active part in the information system renovation projects. In 2004, she joined the new DOSQ (Department of Organization, Strategy and Quality) as Head of the Organization and thus accompanied the transformation projects [following the IPO and the Group’ s change of shareholding] and in particular the implementation of processes. In 2008, she was appointed Head of Internal Audit, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. She was also appointed Head of Internal Audit, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Audit Committee, where she audited all of the Company’s subsidiaries and major processes on behalf of the Board of Directors. Catherine currently serves as Project Director within the Customer Operations Department, and together with her teams, she manages the operationalization of the VSE/SME and key account offers in the areas of Delivery (Production) and Customer Relationship Management.

Sophie Sursock, independant Board member

Sophie Sursock is Co-founder and Partner at Move Capital, an investment company specializing in the Tech BtoB sector. She is also the Co-founder and Shareholder of Accelero Capital, an investment and management group focused on TMT (Telecommunications, Media, Technologies) sector. She has has executed various transactions in the technology and media sector. In particular, she has been involved in the restructuring of Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A and serves on the Board of Directors of Euronews, Supernap International and Subfero Limited. Previously, she was a Corporate Finance Manager at Orascom Telecom Holding SAE / Weather Investments from 2007 to 2011. She also worked in the M&A Operations Department of the corporate finance department of Deloitte in Paris from 2005 to 2007, was Junior Project Manager at PrimeCorp Finance SA and Junior Investment Manager at Axa Investment. Mrs. Sophie Sursock has a Bachelor in Business Administration, and a MSc in International Business from ESCP-EAP Paris Business School and a Certificate in the Management of Technology.

Alexandre Fretti, independant Board member

Alexandre Fretti is a graduate of Telecom Bretagne (2003) and Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Executive MBA promotion 2017). Alexandre Fretti started his career as a strategy consultant for both Deloitte and McKinsey & Company. In 2006, he joined Webhelp where he became, 10 years later, Managing Director. He helped build up one of the most promising French unicorns by increasing its turnover from 30 M€ when he first arrived to 1.5 B€ when he left. In 2017, Alexandre Fretti was awarded the Next Leader Award and entered the Choiseul ranking. In 2020 he joined Malt as Managing Director and then Co-CEO since 2022 to transform the company into a European leader.

Cédric Dugardin, independant Board member

Cédric Dugardin is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, the Sorbonne University, and the London School of Economics. After starting his career at PwC and Seita-Altadis, he has, among other achievements, successfully led the turnaround of Quick, a major fast-food chain, the restructuring of Conforama, a leading furniture retailer and more recently, the winding up of Presstalis Group, France’s number one press distribution business. The group’s assets were taken over by its successor, France Messagerie, led by Cédric Dugardin until February 2021. He is also an administrator of IKKS Group. An expert in the turnaround of businesses, crisis management, restructuring and transformation, Cédric Dugardin intervenes in a wide range of sectors and industries, with significant experience in complex and high stakes environments.


Audit Committee

  • Anne-France Laclide (Presidente)
  • Sophie Sursock
  • Paul Russo

  • Delphine Grison (President)
  • Marie-Christine Levet
  • David Eckert
Customer satisfaction committee

  • David Amar
  • Catherine Robaglia
Hervé Milcent
Chief Executive Officer
Hervé Milcent
Chief Executive Officer
With a master degree in Business Law, Hervé Milcent began his career with the newly created Chronopost in the "operations" teams. He quickly became Director of Operations at Dynapost and then at Médiapost, where he launched and developed geomarketing and targeted distribution solutions, thus acquiring a great mastery of local communication issues. In 1998, Hervé Milcent joined the Arvato Group (Bertelsmann Group) as Managing Director in charge of operations for the Direct Marketing division, which became the French leader under his leadership. On the strength of this success, driven by the rich portfolio of services launched in France, including subscriptions, Hervé Milcent extended his responsibilities to Southern Europe, before being promoted to the Group's Executive Committee to steer the deployment of the "Group CRM Global" solution. In 2014, after more than 16 years within the Arvato Group dedicated to the development and deployment of enterprise services, Hervé Milcent is appointed CEO of the Lyreco Group. He will implement a category-based marketing strategy, reposition the Group's offering to accelerate growth and lead the overhaul of the technical and IT infrastructures essential to the company's "Phygital" transformation. In 2020, he joined the Teleperformance Group as Managing Director for France, Italy and Germany.
Quentin Mazurier
Chief Operating Officer
Quentin Mazurier
Chief Operating Officer
Quentin Mazurier began his career in 2002 as North Sales Director for the company Completel (SFR group). In 2010, he became Regional Director, then Commercial Director to fefine the commercial strategy and manage the performance of a team of 220 employees. In 2015, he joined SFR Business, the second largest French telecom company and ICT B2B operator. At the same time, he holds the position of CEO of Completel. Two years later, he became Deputy Managing Director of Linkt, the B2B telecom operator of the Altitude Group, in charge of sales, production, operations, marketing, communication and training. With more than 20 years of expertise in managing BtoB commercial strategies, Quentin Mazurier joined Solocal in November 2021 as VSE/SME Sales Director. He leads Large Account, VSE/SME and Telesales teams since september 2023.
Olivier Regnard
Chief Financial Officer
Olivier Regnard
Chief Financial Officer
Olivier Regnard, aged 42, joins Solocal as CFO. He will be in charge of Finance, Purchasing and Real Estate and will also head up Investor Relations. Before joining Solocal and after gaining experience with Mauna Kea Technologies (a MedTech company listed on Euronext), he had since the first quarter of 2018 been CFO of Europe Snacks (an agri-food company with annual revenues of €350 million, employing 2,100 people) where he played a noteworthy part in the company's external expansion. Between 2013 and 2017, Olivier Regnard was Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Latécoère (a first tier aeronautical contractor listed on Euronext, with annual revenues of €660 million and employing 5,000 people). He was in charge of the Financial, Legal and Purchasing departments. During this time, he made a considerable contribution to Latécoère's transformation plan. Prior to this experience, Olivier Regnard spent almost 15 years with Deloitte, in Auditing and Financial Advisory Services. During this period he had the opportunity to work in highly diverse business activities and environments in France and abroad. Olivier Regnard is a certified accountant and graduate of ESSEC.
Jean-Charles Rebours
Chief HR Officer
Jean-Charles Rebours
Chief HR Officer
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris with a postgraduate degree in Human Resources, Jean-Charles began his career at Valeo. In 2000, he joined the Renault group where he climbed the care ladder gradually, in various fonctions within staff recruitment and then in social relations. In 2009, he joined GSK France as Director of Social Relations. He led several transformations before being promoted, in 2012, to HR Director France and Southern Europe of the Consumer Healthcare Division. In September 2014, he was appointed Vice President in charge of Human Resources for the laboratory. Jean-Charles Rebours joins Solocal, the leading French player in digital marketing, as HR Director. His mission will be to support the Group's transformation, to steer organizational changes and to contribute to the development of a stimulating and fulfilling work environment for our 2,700 employees.
Stéphane Monat
Marketing, Products and Media Director
Stéphane Monat
Marketing, Products and Media Director
Stéphane Monat began his career at Orange in 1996, where he notably held the position of Marketing and Communication Manager for the Networked Games Business Unit. He joined the PagesJaunes SA Group in 2004 and was appointed head of the Marketing department of the PagesJaunes media five years later. The Group was then in the midst of a digital transformation, with the PagesJaunes media being the primary vector. In 2015, Stéphane Monat was appointed CEO of ClicRDV, a Solocal subsidiary which publishes the SaaS online appointment booking solution, which he developed for four years before taking over responsibility for the Solutions & Websites service line in 2019. During his 20 years of experience within the Solocal Group, Stéphane Monat has strengthened his expertise in business transformation and sales development and has acquired recognised experience in digital product development. A rich career combining strategy and operational execution, marked by the launch of numerous high-value services and the steering of several transformation programmes. With his expert knowledge of the Group and its results, Stéphane Monat’s appointment at the head of the Group’s Marketing, Products and Media department is a logical step. Stéphane Monat is 52 years old and holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications and New Media Management from the University of Paris Dauphine (1996).
Stéphanie Zeppa
Chief Technology Officer
Stéphanie Zeppa
Chief Technology Officer
With an engineering background (High Engineering Studies in Lille), Stéphanie Zeppa, began her career in various positions of expertise in Information Systems: project management, operations and management within the companies Chanel, France Télécom, Lucent and UPC (now SFR). In 2007, she took over the Performance Department of Docapost (bNum of La Poste Group), in charge of cross-functional projects. More specifically, she managed performance plans, the measurement of their effectiveness, including in terms of organization, the management of transformation projects, operational and IS Business Continuity, and the implementation of company processes, which she certified.She joined the French Management Committee of Transdev and since 2018, she has held the position of Director of Performance, Transformation and Information Systems. She created and managed the France IS Department and the "Digital Factory". she is in charge of the entire Information Systems Department, the consolidation of the 100% cloud model and Research & Development within the group.

Solocal is a listed holding company. 
Its operational activities are managed by subsidiaries in two countries: France and Austria.

Group structure as at December,31st 2022

Documents À Télécharger

Statuts Solocal Group

Document au format pdf Solocal Group - Statuts à jour_26 oct 2022_0.pdf

Règlement intérieur du Conseil d'Administration

Document au format pdf Règlement intérieur du CA (octobre 2020).pdf

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