Board of Directors
FREDERIC CHESNAISChairman of the Board and CEOFrédéric Chesnais is a graduate of the French institute of political sciences (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris) and holds degrees in Finance and in law. He started his career as a financial consultant and practised as a lawyer focused on merger and acquisitions. He then worked for Lazard from 1995 to 2000. From 2001 to 2007, he was part of the management team of the Atari Group, the videogame publisher, first as Deputy COO and Chief Financial Officer of the Group, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive. In 2007, he left Atari to create his own videogame production company. In 2013, he became a significant shareholder of the Atari group through the purchase of Atari securities held by BlueBay.
Frank DangeardIndependent Director, Audit Committee ChairmanFrank Dangeard is a graduate from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP) and the Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar, HLS Fellow). Frank E. Dangeard was an associate with the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London from 1986 to 1989, and a member of the New York bar, then a Managing Director of the investment bank S.G. Warburg in London, Madrid and Paris, and Chairman of SBC Warburg from 1995. He joined Thomson multimedia in 1997 as Senior Executive Vice President, then Vice Chairman of the Board from 1999. From September 2002 to September 2004 he was Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom. From September 2004 to February 2008, he was Chairman & CEO of Thomson. Frank E. Dangeard is Managing Director of Harcourt, and a director of Moser Baer (India), Sonaecom (Portugal), Telenor (Norway) and Symantec (USA). He is also a director or chairman of the boards of international unlisted companies or strategic committees.
Tom VirdenIndependant Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee ChairmanTom Virden is a seasoned executive in the online leisure, technology and travel businesses with strong knowledge of online business and e-commerce. Lately, M. Virden founded Boatbookings.com, the largest yachts charter-only website. M. Virden previously held a number of senior positions at technology companies, including International Director at lastminute.com, Head of European Websites at Netscape Communications and Vice President, Marketing at Digidesign. Tom Virden is also the Nomination and Remuneration Committee chairman of Atari.
ERIK EUVRARDIndependent DirectorErik Euvrard, is a graduate from "Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales" (ESSEC - 86). He worked nine years for the Corporate Recovery Services division of Arthur Andersen in Paris. Then he headed the turnaround of a clothing industry group as a CEO, before performing a leveraged buyout of a retail company. Since then he manages Quadrature a consulting firm offering professional services for restructuring and turnaround situations or acquisitions.
ALyssa padia wallesIndependent Director
Alyssa Padia Walles, president of Amplitude Consulting, has joined the Board, effective April 4, 2013, replacing Alexandra Fichelson. Ms Walles has extensive experience in media start-ups to multinational companies. Alyssa Walles has a wide expertise, notably in the development and management of companies, sales, brand promotion as well as international marketing in the interactive business (video games, apps, on-line games, etc.). Alyssa Walles graduated from University of Southern California and is also a mentor at the USC Marshall School of Business, a founding member of the Long Beach TEC (a multimedia incubateur) and a consultative member of the [a]list games.
- Frederic Chesnais
Atari SA Chief Executive Officer
- Laurence Betito
Chief Financial Officer
- Denis Bunma