Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, one of our founders, serves as our Executive Chairman, focused on the long-term strategic vision of the Company. Prior to January 2016, Mr. Rudelle served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors, having been a member of our board of directors since the creation of the Company. From 1999 to 2004, he founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of K-Mobile, a mobile content provider, which was acquired by AG Interactive, Inc., the online division of American Greetings Corporation, in June 2004. Mr. Rudelle received a degree in Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Électricité (Supélec). The board of directors believes that Mr. Rudelle’s extensive knowledge of the Company as one of our founders and his prior industry experience with technology companies allow him to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
Nathalie Balla has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2017. Since June 2014, Ms. Balla has served as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Redoute and Relais Colis. Ms. Balla is also currently the General Manager of New R SAS, the sole shareholder of La Redoute. From 2009 to 2014, Ms. Balla served as Chief Executive Officer of La Redoute, a subsidiary of Redcats. Ms. Balla served on the board of directors of Solocal Group SA from July 2014 to June 2017. Ms. Balla has a Bachelor’s Degree from École supérieure de commerce (ESCP-EAP) of Paris and a PhD in Business Administration from Saint Gallen University. The board of directors believes that Ms. Balla’s extensive experience as an executive of an ecommerce company allows her to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
Having joined the Criteo leadership team in 2013 as CRO and then promoted to President and COO, Eric has been instrumental in transforming Criteo into a multibillion dollar Nasdaq listed company. Eric was again promoted in 2016 to the role of CEO and the Shareholders of the Company voted him onto the Company’s Board of Directors in their Annual Meeting in June 2016. Previously, Eric served as COO at Living Social and Rosetta Stone and as Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Co. He holds a masters degree in Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and one in Computer Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Sharon Fox has served on of our Board of Directors since 2016 and contributes extensive experience and expertise in omni-channel retail, brand and digital marketing. Ms. Fox is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Freshly, a leading ready-made delivery service focused on healthy foods. Before joining Freshly, Ms. Fox was Chief Marketing Officer at Melissa & Doug where she led global brand development and eCommerce business development. Prior, she served as Senior Vice President, North America eCommerce of Ralph Lauren Corporation. From October 2011 to November 2014, she served as Senior Vice President, Retail Consumables and International Expansion of Quidsi, LLC, an Amazon Company, where she was responsible for Diapers.com, Wag.com and Soap.com as well as their AutoShip and Easy Reorder product development. Ms. Fox brings over 13 years in brand management with her most recent role as the Senior Category Brand Development Director at Unilever, N.A. Ms. Fox received a BS in Industrial Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Edmond Mesrobian has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2017. Since June 2015, Mr. Mesrobian has served as Chief Technology Officer of Tesco PLC, a grocery and general merchandise retailer. From January 2011 to September 2014, Mr. Mesrobian served as Chief Technology Officer of Expedia, Inc., an online travel company. Mr. Mesrobian holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science, an M.Sc. degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and computer vision, all from University of California, Los Angeles. The board of directors believes that Mr. Mesrobian’s extensive experience as an executive of companies in the technology industry and his prior service on the board of directors of Apigee Corporation, an API platform that was acquired by Google Inc. in November 2016, qualify him to serve on, and allow him to make valuable contributions to, the board of directors.
Hubert de Pesquidoux has served as a member of our board of directors and chairman of the audit committee since October 2012. Mr. de Pesquidoux is currently Executive Partner at Siris Capital, a private equity firm focused on making control investments in data/telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. Until 2009, Mr. de Pesquidoux spent 21 years in various roles as a senior executive of Alcatel-Lucent SA. His last position was Chief Financial Officer of Alcatel-Lucent and President of its Enterprise Business Group. Mr. de Pesquidoux served as chairman of the board for Tekelec from May 2011 to January 2012 and served on the board of directors of Mavenir Systems from January 2012 to February 2015. He is currently the executive chairman of Premiere Global Services, Inc. and Xura Inc., and the chairman of the audit committee and member of the board of directors of Sequans Communications S.A. and Radisys Corporation. The board of directors believes that Mr. de Pesquidoux’s experience and knowledge in the high-tech industry, as well as his broad financial expertise, allow him to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
Rachel Picard has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2017. Since October 2014, Ms. Picard has been the Chief Executive Officer of Voyages SNCF at SNCF Group. Prior to that, Ms. Picard was the Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Gares & Connexions at SNCF Group from June 2012 to September 2014. From October 2010 to April 2012, Ms. Picard was with Thomas Cook Group, first as Deputy General Manager of Tour Operating and Marketing, and subsequently as Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Cook. Ms. Picard is currently a member of the board of directors of Compagnie des Alpes, a French public company. Ms. Picard was a member of the board of directors of Unibail Rodamco for a short period in 2012. Ms. Picard has a Master’s Degree from HEC Paris. The board of directors believes that Ms. Picard’s extensive experience in developing and transforming large business entities and managing digital companies allows her to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
James Warner has served as a member of our board of directors and as chairman of the compensation committee since February 2013, and as our lead independent director since December 2013. Since January 2009, he has been a Principal of Third Floor Enterprises, an advisory firm specializing in digital marketing and media. From January 2000 until December 2008, Mr. Warner served in various leadership roles at aQuantive Inc., including as Executive Vice President at Razorfish Inc. (formerly Avenue A), which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in August 2007. Prior to aQuantive, he held leadership positions at HBO, CBS and Primedia. Mr. Warner is also a member of the board of directors for Merkle, Inc., Invision, Inc., Zoom, Inc. and Healthline Networks, Inc. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Warner served as a member of the board of directors of MediaMind, Inc. Mr. Warner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Yale University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. The board of directors believes that Mr. Warner’s experience in the consumer and digital marketing and media industries allows him to make valuable contributions to the board of directors