Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Cédric Varasteh is the Founder and former CEO/President of ETC Group, now serving as Chairman of the Board and CEO of USTC Corp. In addition to his innovative executive leadership, he has nearly 30 years of entrepreneurial expertise directing business development, sales, marketing, operations, and customer service. Cédric’s steadfast focus on valued customer relationships has propelled the growth of his global enterprise.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Alper Turken holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a PHD in Philosophy from Bogazici University in Istanbul. With over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, he began his career in engineering and technical sales roles, and quickly moved into leadership positions at Motorola and Arris. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, EMEA and APAC at CommScope. He joined ETC Group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in late 2022 where he is leading ETC’s organizational integrations and global growth.
Mathieu holds a Master’s degree in Finance from ESCP Paris, and provided Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction Services at Deloitte for nearly a decade. He brought his expertise to ETC Group in 2018 as CFO, where he has supported the group’s strategy, corporate finance, human resources, and legal matters, all while developing business partner functions along with ETC Group’s CEO.
Chief Operating Officer
After graduating with a Commercial Sciences & Marketing Master’s degree (Belgium), Laurent has spent his career mastering the Supply Chain, mainly within the Telecommunications & Automotive sectors. He brings his 25+ years of professional experience and expertise to ETC Group as Chief Operating Officer as of 2020, where he supports the company’s constant growth by developing dynamic operational structure, and capturing new business opportunities while positioning ETC Group for future expansion.
After graduating from Polytech Lille Graduate School of Engineering, Théo has spent his career mastering the telecommunications industry and leading the Telecom Department at Preformed Line Products overseeing the French market. He joined ETC Group in 2017, and was promoted to CTO in 2019, where he leads a highly skilled team of specialized engineers to meet customer demand and develop customized solutions for network operators.
Baiyang holds a Master’s degree in Transport Security from UVSQ. After great success in purchasing and supplier development in Troyes, this procurement powerhouse joined ETC Group in 2007, where she oversaw supplier development, purchasing, and supply-chain. She was appointed Procurement Director in 2015, where she leads an expert procurement team in France and supports global purchasing for ETC Group.