Yves Pitton is CEO is VTX Telecom, a swiss-wide private telecom operator. Yves was hired and came back from the Silicon Valley in 2016 to drive a change-management plan and define the future & strategy of VTX. Yves has deep and broad international experience in the high-tech, media and industrial businesses, and has had across his entire career a strong passion for and focus on innovation, growth, business scalability, incubation, turn-around and change management. He relocated to the San Francisco / Silicon Valley in early 2012 to take on the position of Senior Vice President, Director & General Manager Advanced Advertising. He was then, Senior Advisor of Nagra - Kudelski Group and the Chairman of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, and CEO and Board Member of Doky Inc. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Yves was SVP & Head of Corporate Development and a member of the Executive Board of Nagra - Kudelski Group in Switzerland. Under his leadership, several important growth initiatives, such as IP Licensing or Kudelski Security (cybersecurity services) have come to life. He had also various senior executive roles, including Group Vice President in charge of Special Projects, Strategy, to SVP Business Development. He was also the General Manager of Abilis Systems.
Yves was a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company for 5 years in Europe and the USA, where he led strategic projects for international companies operating in various business sectors, including TV & new media, high-tech, technology and industrial businesses.
Yves was a member of the selection committee of the Technology Pioneer program from the World Economic Forum (WEF), and a former member of the Global Agenda Council on The Future of Media (Media, Entertainment & Information).
Yves graduated in physics from the University of Lausanne, hold an PhD in Materials Sciences from the EPFL in Lausanne and an MBA with Honors from SDA Bocconi – Bocconi School of Management in Italy.