President & Chief Executive Officer
Herbert Merz joined RFS in January 2017 as President and CEO. Herbert is a customer focused inspirational leader with 25 years of business experience. He has spent the last 15 years in executive positions in the telecommunications industry at major companies such as Siemens and Optical Networks Business of NSN, later renamed Coriant. Herbert is based in Munich, Germany.
"At RFS our development will be driven by our vision to know what’s coming next in wireless and by helping our customers to meet the needs of the evolution to 4G, the next generation of smart city, Internet of things and future 5G networks and beyond."
Regional Vice President North America Sales
Ray Bibisi held several executive positions in sales at RFS after joining the company in 1998. Thanks to his extensive management capabilities, he was appointed General Manager of RFS USA early 2017 on top of his position as VP Sales of the North America region. Ray is based in Meriden (CT), USA.
Regional Vice President EMEA Sales
Daniel Santoro has a very solid experience in Sales and worked for various companies in the telecommunications industry such as Powerwave Technologies. Before joining RFS in 2015, Daniel was VP Global Sales and Business Development of Packetfront Network Products. Daniel is based in Paris, France.
Regional Vice President Asia Pacific Sales
Tapani Sairanen has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications and has been involved in some of the largest telecommunications projects in the APAC region, including Nokia’s early projects in China’s provinces. Tapani is based in China.
Regional Director LATAM Sales
Wilson Conti has over 27 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industries in Latin America. In his progressive career he has held leadership positions in areas such as Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Planning at major companies including IBM and Kathrein. On top of his position in Sales, Wilson is General Manager of RFS Brazil. Wilson is based in Sao Paulo (Embu), Brazil.
Vice President Base Station Antennas and Filters
Laurent Cruchant has more than 20 year experience in the wireless business with Alcatel-Lucent where he held several executive positions as VP of the GSM business unit or VP of the W-CDMA Product Line. He joined RFS in 2012 as Head of RFS Europe & India. Laurent is based in Paris, France.
Emmanuel Saint Dizier
Vice President Microwave Antenna Solutions Business Unit
Emmanuel Saint Dizier has more than 20 year experience in Product Management thanks to the various positions he occupied within the Optics department and Mobile Division of Alcatel-Lucent. He has held several executive positions in RFS after joining the company in 2010. Emmanuel is based in Trignac, France.
Vice President Cables
Rodrigo Oliveira has a solid experience as Product Manager in the telecommunications industry. He joined RFS in 2005 and has occupied several management positions in the company. Rodrigo was appointed VP Cables & Solutions early 2017. Rodrigo is based in Meriden (CT), USA.
Vice President Broadcast and Defense
Gopal Naidu arrived at RFS in 2000 with strong experience and a desire to imbue in his team the twin virtues of compliant culture and strategic financial management. Gopal has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Deakin University, Melbourne and has been working in several finance roles. Gopal is based in Kilsyth, Autraslia.
Chief Financial Officer
Alec Wang joined RFS in June 2013 after having worked for Alcatel-Lucent corporate finance team and holding various positions in project finance, treasury, controlling at Alcatel China. He is today the CFO of RFS. Alec is based in Paris, France.
"At RFS, we follow principles of integrity, ethics, and loyalty in order to establish solid relationships both internally and externally to meet our business partners’ expectations."
Chief Operations Officer
Karl Kirschenhofer joined RFS in April 2017 as COO. Karl has a wealth of experience and knowledge from more than 25 years spent in the telecommunication industry, including several leading positions such as Head of Industrialization and Senior Engineering Manager at AEG, Matra or Nokia Mobile Phones. Karl is based in Munich, Germany.
"At RFS, we believe in the evolution to Industry 4.0 to put RFS in an excellent position to provide the innovative wireless infrastructure product to satisfy and support our customers with quality, controlled costs and accelerated delivery times."
Vice President Transformation and Strategy
Konrad Schütte joined RFS in June 2018 as VP Transformation and Strategy. Konrad is an entrepreneurial executive and accomplished leader with more than 30 years of experience in the telecom industry. He built his carrier in Siemens, NSN, Coriant by leading company-wide strategic transformation programs, developing strategies, merger and acquisitions, process and value chain optimization. Konrad is based in Berlin, Germany.
"At RFS, we like to develop high performance multifunctional teams and work across boundaries. We wish to inspire - thanks to loyalty, integrity, enthusiasm - a must do attitude to achieve 100% of target; dedication, hard-work, and team work."
Vice President Human Resources and Communications
Sébastien Lebreton joined RFS in 2014 as VP Human Resources. He started his career as a Labor Law specialist in some major companies. He joined Alcatel-Lucent in 2002 where he occupied several positions in Human Resources. In 2015 he was awarded the Entrepreneur HRD of the year in France. Sébastien is based in Chicago, USA.
"At RFS, we encourage international and global career path and we look for profiles seeking constantly for innovation and disruptiveness. We are convinced that performance and engagement are boosted by a good and fun environment of work. Because We Care of our people"
Anna Maria Fellman
Anna Maria Fellman has extensive experience of legal matters in the telecoms sector (Nokia, NSN, ip.access, Coriant). She developed a highly international practice by dealing with legal matters in different geographical areas and has also dealt with mergers and acquisitions and ran as well her own consultancy business in Paris. Anna Maria is based in Brighton, United Kingdom.