Chief Financial Officer
Raoul Berthillon is a senior executive with over 17 years of Finance experience, predominantly in the satellite industry. After 14 years with telecommunications company, SES - where he last served as Vice President of Finance for Asia, Middle East and Africa - Raoul recently joined Thuraya Telecommunications as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
With a portfolio that features career highlights across Europe, Africa and Asia, Raoul played a key role in delivering profitable revenue growth leading regional commercial strategies, international mergers, acquisitions and business development projects. He successfully managed regions achieving annual revenues of several hundred US$ million and handled negotiations that led to the signing of commercial contracts worth several US$ billion cumulatively. Raoul is adept at crafting financial plans to meet an organization’s strategic goals and has regularly served as an internal financial advisor to leadership teams.
An academic at heart, Raoul holds 3 postgraduate degrees. Two master’s degrees were completed with Honors in France - the first in Business Management from Strasbourg University and the second, in Finance from Lille University. In 2009, he received his executive MBA from the globally-renowned Kellogg School of Management in the USA.
Apart from his native homeland, France, Raoul has also lived in French Polynesia, Morocco, Luxembourg, Singapore and now resides in the UAE. Raoul is fluent in French, English and Spanish.