Director, Board of Directors
Mr. Combes joined our board in July 2018. Mr. Combes joined SoftBank Group International, a conglomerate holding company, in June 2020 as President. From January 2018 until April 2020, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint, a publicly traded telecommunications company. Before joining Sprint, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Altice N.V., a Netherlands-based multinational telecoms company, where he was responsible for telecom, media, and content operations around the world. Before joining Altice, Mr. Combes was the Chief Executive Officer at Alcatel-Lucent, a global telecommunications equipment company, from April 2013 to August 2015. He also held the positions of CEO of Vodafone Europe, Chairman and CEO of TDF Group, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom. Mr. Combes participates as a member of the Business Advisory Group for McLaren Technology Group. Mr. Combes received a M.S. degree from École Polytechnique with a focus in engineering and a doctorate from Paris Dauphine University.