Mr. Patrick Drahi is the Founder and Owner and serves as President and Board Member at Altice. He is also a Co-Founder and Owner of Newslux. He began his professional career with the Philips Group in 1988 where he was in charge of international marketing (UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Asia) in satellite and cable TV (DTH, CATV, MMDS). In 1991, Patrick joined the US/Scandinavian group Kinnevik-Millisat, where he was in charge of the development of private cable networks in Spain and France and was involved in the launch of commercial TV stations in Eastern Europe. In 1993, Patrick Drahi founded CMA, a consulting firm specialised in telecommunications and media, which was awarded a mandate from BCTV for the implementation of Beijing's full service cable network. In addition, Patrick founded two cable companies, Sud cable Services (1994) and M'ediar'eseaux (1995), where he was involved in several buy-outs. When M'ediar'eseaux was taken over by UPC at the end of 1999, Patrick Drahi advised UPC on its M&A activities until mid-2000. He then started Altice in 2002. Patrick Drahi graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure de T'el'ecommunications de Paris (post graduate degree in Optics and Electronics) in 1986. He was the Owner of the company. He is also an Angel Investor. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Sotheby's.