Management Committee

Philippe Donche-Gay, CEO of SQLI, is joined by 6 members: Renaud Detcheverry, Bruno Leyssene, Olivier Stephan, Claire Depanian, Christine Julien and Eric Chanal.


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.

Renaud DETCHEVERRY, SQLI International Director

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, CEO 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.

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.

Claire DEPANIAN, Human Resources Director

After finishing her business studies, Claire Depanian earned a Master's degree in Human Resources. She began her career at Dun & Bradstreet before joining Capgemini in 2001 as an HR Director for a variety of companies. She subsequently transitioned to the industrial sector in 2006, when she joined Rhodia (Solvay Group), where she handled numerous worldwide HR positions, including the Shared Services Centre and the Group's Central functions.


She joined the Clarins Group as HR Director of Group Operations and R&D in 2014 after a year as HR Director of the Bureau Veritas France network, which she left in 2019 to become HR Director of Ogilvy Paris. In August 2021, Claire Depanian was named Head of Human Resources at SQLI Group.

Christine JULIEN, Marketing & Communications Director

Christine Julien has more than 20 years of experience in communication jobs, primarily in the digital sector, with a literary and artistic education. After working in the worldwide message industry for a while, she joined Quote Trading System (a subsidiary of Linedata), a financial software development firm, in 1990 (back office & trading room). She joined the SQLI Group in 1999, after spending three years in the fashion industry, and was given the responsibility of Internal Communications, followed by an appointment as Communications Director in 2001.


She was promoted to the job of Group Marketing and Communications Director in 2016 as part of activity alignment.

Eric Chanal, VP - Director ONE ISC France / 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.