15 January 2015 (Paris, France and Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Simstream Group (Simstream), the specialist network and IT security consulting company operating from Paris, France and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has announced the appointment of Gael Marronnier as Chairman and Lionel Reina as Group CEO. Mr Marronnier is a founder of Simstream. Mr Reina, who joined the company in December 2014, previously held senior management positions in Accenture Middle East and Orange Business Services EEMEA, and will lead the business from both regional bases in Dubai and Paris.
Simstream Group was founded in France in 2000, specializing in complex IT projects and in multicultural environments in challenging markets, where an external perspective and innovative approach is required. The service portfolio comprises IT governance, project management and consulting. Simstream has worked with multinational clients in more than 30 countries on projects including the Dubai Tram, in the UAE.
Simstream has built a substantial client portfolio of leading French multinational companies, from telecoms to banking and finance, energy, aviation, industry and services. The company opened an operation in Dubai in 2013 to support these clients, as they expanded into the Middle East and Africa regions. The company is now embarking on a new expansion programme from the two bases in Paris and Dubai, with the aim of growing the business in Europe, as well as selectively in parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Lionel Reina comments: “Simstream is a very exciting project with a strong vision and focus. The company’s successful new round of private funding means we are now in a position to scale-up, from an already very substantial customer base and with a strong track record. We have an established position in Europe and MEA on which to build and our aim is to build fast, profitable growth in both regional markets, simultaneously.”
Gael Marronnier adds: “We are delighted to announce these new leadership appointments and to welcome Lionel Reina as Simstream Group CEO. He brings to the group an enormous amount of international management experience at the highest level, as we embark on a very ambitious growth plan for the business in all our major markets. His very successful track record in developing effective business development strategies for technology consulting companies and his record of delivering growth in complex regions and markets, make him a vital asset to the company as he leads our new and ambitious phase of expansion.”