Alain Thiney has been involved in the telecommunications sector for more than 18 years, and in international business for more than 25 years. He has been associated with Dittberner Associates since 1994.
He has been a leading participant in a wide variety of successful business development and new ventures in the United States, Asia and Europe. With Corning, Inc., he held positions ranging from European Marketing Manager to Director of Technology and Business Development for Corning’s worldwide Electronics and Telecommunications business.
With Alcatel NA., Dr. Thiney was Director of Corporate Development. In this capacity, he was a leading figure in the top management team that planned and implemented the $500 million merger of Alcatel and ITT Telecom in the USA. He worked with SRI International and Logica in London on many international telecom assignments in Europe and Australia. As a Vice President and COO with International Technology Consultants in the United States, he directed a number of projects regarding telecom investments in developing countries and long-range technology assessments.
Dr. Thiney has lectured with European and Chinese universities on international business development and on global telecommunications at international conferences. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in electronics and a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Grenoble in France, as well as postgraduate studies in Finance and marketing with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.