Mireille holds an engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and has worked in many positions during her 18 years at Orange Group, including Chief Business Market Officer of Orange Telkom Kenya from 2013-2016, and more recently CEO of Orange Réunion Mayotte where she led a team of nearly 1,000 employees from 2016-2019, deploying high-speed fiber in these territories with cutting-edge technologies. Her areas of expertise include many domains, such as sales, procurement, and digital transformation, most notably in Africa and Middle East. Prior to joining Orange, Mireille worked in sales and marketing for more than nine years and has always made customer experience a top priority.
Before that he held different roles within Orange, including serving as VP for Orange’s European-based voice and IP wholesale services division, VP of Marketing & Business Planning for GlobeCast, Orange's satellite broadcasting subsidiary, and as the VP of Marketing for Orange US.
Before joining Orange, Mr. Sidhom worked for Verizon/GTE in a variety of executive-level marketing and development roles from 1980 to 1991.
Mr. Sidhom holds an MA from UCLA. He holds three patents.
Guillaume PayanVP, Startup Outreach
Jaline DavidsonVP of Business Development (East Coast)
Melissa SimsHuman Resources Manager
Prior to joining Orange, Melissa worked in non-profit organizations where she provided behavioral health services to at-risk youth, Early Intervention to children with autism spectrum disorders, and support to their families. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Merced, and her Certificate in Human Resources from UC Berkeley Extension. Today, she is an active member of many professional associations advancing Human Resources and People Operations.
For the last six years Melissa has driven Orange Silicon Valley’s HR strategy forward by embracing data-informed decision making, implementing vital HR technology, and putting people first. She works on initiatives in HR digital transformation, employee relations, rewards and benefits, employee experience, recruitment and retention, compliance, and training and development.