General management




Graduated from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris”, Eric Boustouller was in particular Sales General Manager of Compaq France. Deputy CEO (2002-2005), then Chairman and Chief Executive Director of Microsoft France and Deputy Chairman of Microsoft Interrnational (2005- 2012), he has been Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation and Western Europe area Vice president of Microsoft since 2012.




Christophe Parcot, Chief Sales Officer

Graduated from MS ESSEC in 1990, Christophe Parcot starts his carrier in Largardère Active in the Canadian distribution branch before joining the international consumer magazine department of Bertelsman in Paris. He joined LVMH holding in 1996, taking financial and investment reponsabilities. He cofounded Liberty Surf in 1999, and led the IPO of the company in 2000. He appointed then as strategic and development Director for Tiscali France. In 2002, he launched the company Overture in France, Spain and Italy. This company invented the sponsored links. After Overture and Kelkoo take over by Yahoo!, he became South Europe Vice President of Yahoo! In 2006 and in 2012, is appointed as VP Head of EMEA of Yahoo!, reporting to Marissa Mayer. In 2014, he joined the start up Teads in 2014, as Chief Operation Officer to accelerate the international growth and transform the company into a leader market place for digital video advertising on mobile and programmatic. Teads was sold to Altice at the beginning of 2017. Christophe Parcot is Operating Partner of C4 Ventures in London and Managing Partner of the consulting firm Sixt5 Partners.




Jean-Jacques BANCEL, Chief Financial Officer

Jean-Jacques BANCEL, graduated from ESSEC, began his carrier in 1993 in consulting (Mars & Co) to join the banking world (HSBC) in 1998, before taking the post of Director of Communication of Autoroutes du Sud de la France (South of France Highways) and to pilot its IPO. Being successfull in this operation, he was promoted to CFO in 2003, a position he would later occupy in various companies between 2007 and 2016, such as Consolis (European construction group) or in the pharmaceutical industry (LBO Ethypharm and SGD Pharma). Jean-Jacques Bancel is Chief Financial Officer of SoLocal Group since February 13, 2018.




Richard Cuif, Human Ressources Officer of SoLocal Group, also in charge of internal communication

Richard Cuif started his carrier in Rank Xerox, Disney then Kraft Foods before joining PepsiCo group, where he was appointed as Chief Human Ressources Officer in 1997. At this position, he went to the merge of Food and Beverage activities. Then he joined Schweppes France, took part of the merge of Orangina Schweppes, then is promoted as Human Ressources Director of the Beverage branch of the group. From 2005 to 2008, he was Human Ressources Director of Microsoft France, then joined Devanlay-Lacoste group where he is in charge of Human Ressources, internal communication and corporate social responsibility. During 7 yars, he participated to the international development of the activities, the human Ressources responsability and the group transformation. Since 2016, he has been consultant.




Pascal Garcia, Secretary general and Deputy Chief Executive Officer heading Strategy, Partnerships and External Relations

A graduate of the HEC business school and holder of an MBA from Brazil and Spain, Pascal Garcia joined SoLocal Group in 1997. First in Brazil and then at Wanadoo Edition, until 2008 he was Chief Executive Officer of QDQ Media in Spain, before taking over management of the Advertisers segment and joining the Group's Executive Committee on the same occasion. In 2011 he managed the Strategy, Partnerships and External Relations department, which groups together the Group's international business. Since 2014, he has been Group Secretary General, and also in charge of the legal affairs and social strategy department.




Philippe de Boissieu appointed as transition Chief Financial Officer.

Consultant at PWC and Deloitte, Philippe de Boissieu appointed as Chief Financial Officer for several groups, among them Lafuma and Davigel, refrigerated and frozen goods provider for commercial and collective catering professionnals.





Arnaud Defrenne, Chief Technology Officer
Date of joining: 25 April 2018

Arnaud is a graduate of the ESA Business School. He began his career in 1997 by jointly developing the first French search engine (Nomade), and then becoming the Technical Director for all of the Liberty Serve Group’s Internet services between 1997 and 2001. In 2001, he joined the Netbooster network of independent agencies. In 2004, Arnaud founded a price-comparison and shopping search-engine, which used an innovative research technology, and was taken over by in 2005. Then he joined Publicis and developed the Group’s technology offerings such as “Digitas Content and Commerce” and “Digitas Cloud”. In 2015, he joined the L’Oréal Group as Chief Digital Marketing Technology Officer (CDMTO), in order to drive the Group’s transition to digital technology, and expand its digital activities and income.




Pascale Furbeyre, Chief Marketing Officer
Date of joining: 9 May 2018

Pascale holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and began her career in digital marketing at, a subsidiary of the IAC Group, in New York in 1999. She worked for, Sprinks, Overture, Yahoo! France. Pascale joined the Crédit Agricole Group as Marketing and Communications Director in 2009, and launched BforBank, an online bank dedicated to savings. She conceived and supervised the BforBank website, defined the brand’s positioning, and oversaw its launch on television, in print media, and online. She joined the price-comparison website, a subsidiary of the UK based BGL Group, as Marketing Director in 2013.




Local Search Managing DIrector

HEC graduate, Frédéric Obala started his career as a strategic Consultant before joining Promodes(now Carrefour) in 1992. In 2002, he becomes member of the Executive Committee of PPR (now Kering) as Group Strategy Director, and remains in the Group as Marketing & Internet Director for La Redoute. Following, he becomes the managing director of Doméo and of Marketing & Services Area for Darty, before joining SoLocal in 2014. He will successively work as Large Accounts Division managing Director and as Digital Marketing Area Director.