Didier Quillot to join the Supervisory Board of 21 Centrale Partners and to become CEO of Coyote System

July 03, 2012

21 Centrale Partners is pleased to announce the nomination of Didier Quillot to its Supervisory Board. The latter is composed of renowned entrepreneurs and managers who contribute international expertise in industry and finance to 21 and its portfolio companies. The high-level experience of Didier Quillot in the fields of media, telecommunications, marketing, distribution and international expansion, as well as the strategic and operational guidance he brings are real assets for 21.

Didier Quillot was previously CEO of Lagardère Active, Chairman and CEO of Orange and an Executive Committee member of France Télécom.

Beyond his role as a member of the Supervisory Board of 21 Centrale Partners, Didier Quillot will be appointed CEO of Coyote System, the pioneer and European market leader in interactive road safety devices. Coyote offers coverage in 26 countries and boasts a fast growing community of close to 1.6 million users. Didier Quillot will be instrumental in guiding Coyote’s sales & distribution strategy and further driving international development across Europe.

Gérard Pluvinet, Founding Managing Partner of 21 Centrale Partners, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Didier to our Supervisory Board. We pride ourselves on the quality of the people who surround us. Didier’s experience and knowledge of telecommunications and marketing and his hands-on approach will be very valuable for 21. I also wish him much success as CEO of Coyote System.”

Didier Quillot added: “I have accepted 21 Centrale Partner's proposal so as to rediscover the taste of entrepreneurship, to develop and create worth while managing growing activities. It is with great enthusiasm that I am taking over the Presidency of Coyotte Systems. Coyotte is the leader and best-in-class in its category in France, and we will develop the company internationally on the consumer market.»

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