Management Committee

Philippe Donche-Gay, CEO of SQLI, is joined by 9 members: Olivier Stephan, Renaud Detcheverry, Thierry Mileo, Eric Chanal, Cédric Boullier, Claire Leblanc Mason, Peter Youell, Jonty Sutton and Francisca Alvarez.

Philippe Donche-Gay, CEO

Philippe Donche-Gay began his work at IBM in 1982 after graduating from Ecole Polytechnique and Stanford University (California).

He joined Capgemini's Management Team in 1984 and worked to establish Capgemini Telecom & Media before being named CEO in 2001. In 2004, he was made CEO of Capgemini France, and in 2007, he was named CEO of Capgemini Western Europe. In June 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of SQLI Group.

He joined Bureau Veritas as COO in 1998. In 2013, he was made Chairman of the Marine & Offshore Division, and in 2017, he was named Executive Vice-President of the SQLI Group, a position he maintained until early 2019.

In June 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of SQLI Group.

Olivier Stephan, Deputy General Director for Finance

Olivier Stéphan began his career with Matra Communication after graduating from the Ecole de Commerce de Brest and earning a Master's degree from the Institut de Haute Finance. He joined Bouygues Telecom in 1995 and worked his way through the ranks to Group Management Accounting Manager. He joined the SEB group in 2005 as Management Accounting Manager, where he was also in charge of the Accounts department and eventually the Financial IT department.


He became Deputy Managing Director for Finance and Support Functions at Visiativ, a publisher and integrator of digital solutions, in 2015.


He joined SQLI Group as Deputy Managing Director for Finance in January 2020.

Renaud Detcheverry, Managing Director of SQLI International

Renaud Detcheverry began his career with Capgemini after finishing a Master's degree in statistics and information technology at Université Lumière Lyon II. For five years, he worked in various roles within the "Technology Services" business.


He joined the Deutsch Telekom company and its French subsidiary T-Systems in 2003 as manager of the French Projects & Service Centers activities at the "Systems Integration" business. He joined the SQLI group in 2010 to lead its Swiss unit and oversee the company's shift to 100 percent digital operations.


He became the SQLI International Director at the end of 2018, joined the Group's Management Committee, and took over responsibility for the "Commerce & Experience" activities for subsidiaries in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Spain.

Thierry Mileo, Managing Director of SQLI France

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, with an MS from the University of California and an MBA from INSEAD, Thierry began his career in public administration and ministerial offices before joining Bouygues Telecom as Director of Strategy and External Affairs. After creating and managing FirstMark Communications France, he joined Ingenico and then Atos Origin as Vice-President in charge of the Telecom and Media market.

After 6 years at IBM Global Business Services as Executive Partner, leader in the communications-Media-Energy sector, he joined Accenture France in 2016 as Executive Director of the Resources - Utilities industry and responsible for major global accounts.

Eric Chanal, VP - Managing Director of SQLI Morocco

Eric Chanal founded the Lyon office in 1995, the first regional office of the SQLI group, and took over the management of the office's projects for clients in the Rhône-Alpes region. He also created the Swiss offices of Lausanne and Geneva in 1999 and contributed to its development until 2003.

In 2004, he took over the management of CMMI operations to set up and deploy throughout the group a vast programme to industrialise pre-sales, delivery and human resources practices (People CMM).

In 2007, Eric Chanal was entrusted with the management of the group's consulting subsidiary, Alcyonix. Three years later, Eric Chanal took charge of the Group's offshore activities (Rabat, Oujda) then nearshores (Bordeaux).

Since 2021, he is also the Group's Chief Information Officer.

Cédric Boullier, Group Delivery Excellence Director

A graduate of the Prytanée National Militaire de La Flèche (a French military school) and ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres (a teaching establishment for the decorative arts in Paris), Cédric began his career in the field of communications and digital marketing in 2000.  He held several positions until 2011, when he joined Ogilvy Paris (WPP group) as Project Director and then Operations Manager. He continued his career at BETC Digital (Havas group) before joining Capgemini's Digital Customer eXperience practice in 2018, as Engagement Director.

Claire Leblanc Mason, Chief People & Transformation Officer

A graduate of ESCP Business School and holding a French B.A in Economics as well as a German master’s in Management, Claire has deep experience in the strategic and operational transformation of large international organisations.

Claire started her career in 1996 as a Management consultant at Capgemini Invent, where she then held HR and transformation responsibilities for Europe.

In 2012, she joined Bain & Company as Senior Manager, Business Transformation for EMEA, following which she spent 4 years as COO EMEA of JLL Valuations.

Claire joined the SQLI Group in November 2022 as Chief People & Transformation Officer. She is also responsible for Communications as well as ESG.

Peter Youell, Group Chief Technology Officer

Holding a BSc in Software Engineering from Portsmouth University, Peter's career started in 2004 as a lead developer and has gone on to hold Principal Architect, Director & EVP of technology positions in various companies, including Invent, Tryzens, Astound & Oracle. 

With over 18 years of experience in software development, architecture & digital solutions, Peter leads SQLIs technology strategy & supports clients to achieve their digital transformation goals.

Jonty Sutton, Group Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Jonty has worked in digital for more than 25 years, leading teams and building ecommerce consulting businesses across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. In 2004, Jonty set up a digital commerce consultancy, Redbox Digital, in London. In March 2020, Redbox joined the group, and Jonty has been SQLI UK Managing Director since then.

Francisca Alvarez, Legal Director

Francisca graduated from the University of Panthéon Assas and holds a postgraduate degree in Business Law from the University of Paris XI. She has developed extensive experience in corporate law in the services sector. She started her career in 1997 at Alcatel, where she worked as a legal expert in company law. Then, Francisca joined Noos & Bouygues Telecom as Corporate Lawyer. Francisca moved to Keolis in 2007 and became Deputy Legal Director there in 2018.