Christophe Van de Weyer appointed as CEO of Telesign

Proximus Group has appointed Christophe Van de Weyer as new CEO of its US-based subsidiary Telesign. As of 15 September, he will replace Joe Burton, who has decided to leave the Group. Mr. Van de Weyer’s objective is to further accelerate Telesign’s growth, lead the Digital Identity business across the Group and leverage synergies with recently acquired Route Mobile (transaction expected to be closed within the next six to nine months) to become a worldwide leader in digital communications.

Holding a master’s degree in Commercial Engineering (KU Leuven), Christophe Van de Weyer joined the Proximus Group in July 2020 after a career of almost 20 years at Bain & Company. He took on the role of Chief Operating Officer within the Enterprise Business Unit, steering the Enterprise strategy and ensuring commercial, operational and customer excellence. In 2021, he was assigned the additional responsibility of Managing Director of Proximus’ IT affiliates across the Benelux, with the purpose to accelerate commercial traction, drive transformation and realize intra-Group synergies.

In his new role, Mr. Van de Weyer will lead the Digital Identity (DI) activities of the Group and guide Telesign and its employees at a pivotal moment in the company’s history. Telesign is one of the global leaders in DI and well positioned to capture further growth. Furthermore, the recently announced acquisition of the global digital communications (CPaaS) player Route Mobile by Proximus Group opens new perspectives for Telesign to further reinforce its product offering and extend its geographic customer reach, while benefiting from substantial synergies. As one of two strong and highly complementary global assets, Telesign occupies a central place in the international growth strategy of the Group for the years to come.

Joe Burton, Telesign’s current CEO, has decided to leave the Proximus Group. Mr. Burton was appointed as CEO of Telesign in 2021, after a successful career in the tech industry. Over the past years, he has played an important role in the execution of Telesign’s strategy, delivering strong commercial results and consistently high revenue and direct margin growth, while preparing the company for the future.

"On behalf of the management team, I would like to thank Joe for his important contribution to our international business success. Under his leadership, Telesign has followed an impressive trajectory of fast growth and delivered excellent operational and financial performances. Looking forward, I have full confidence in Christophe to guide Telesign through its next growth phase and help Proximus Group becoming one of the worldwide leaders in digital communications and digital identity," said Guillaume Boutin, CEO of the Proximus Group.

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