Founder and Managing Director
Launchworks Ventures’ Managing Director, Benoit Reillier, specialises in strategy, training and innovative business models and ecosystems such as multisided platforms. He has been advising the boards and top management teams of many blue chip companies as well as regulators and Governments for the past 20 years.
Prior to founding Launchworks Benoit was Director of Economics and Regulation at KPMG where he focused on strategic assignments for Telecommunications, Media and Technology clients globally.
Benoit was previously Director of the TMT practice of expert firm LECG Europe (now FTI) and also worked as business development director of Telia Mobile International UK, the leading Nordic telecommunications group.
Throughout his career Benoit has had the opportunity to work on and lead key strategic assignments that shaped the communications sector. He was instrumental in the development of regulatory frameworks in a number of countries and participated in large scale strategic assignments leading to the separation (or merger) of activities. Benoit also provided expert advice in the context of several multi billion dollar litigations and arbitrations.
Benoit started his career under the aegis of the French government as a special advisor on telecom-related issues and was part of the team preparing the liberalisation of the French telecom sector in the 1990’s.
Benoit taught regulation in the communications sector at UK regulator Ofcom and is a guest lecturer at leading European business school ESCP-EAP. He is a well-known industry commentator and regular contributor to a number of specialized publications.
He holds a MSc in Management Sciences, a Master degree from Institut National des Telecommunications in Paris, a MA in Economics / Competition Law from King’s College as well as MBAs from both London Business School and Columbia University in New York City.
Publications by Benoit Reillier
The Scale-Up Report November 2014
Is Big Data a marketer’s dream come true? October 2013
Waves of opportunities: Insights into forthcoming radio spectrum allocations and valuations December 2011 (updated version in June 2012)
The European Commission’s Recommendation on Next Generation Access Networks January 2011
Net Neutrality December 2010
An economic review of the NLC’s provisional decision on Camelot’s Commercial Services proposal October 1st 2010
Assessing regulated access versus commercial network sharing in mobiles 30 June 2010
Regulatory and strategic options for NGN & NGA deployment 25th – 28th May 2010
Supporting growth while balancing the budget October 2009
Margin Squeeze in Telecoms: The Case for Prevention April 2009
Broadband for all: towards a new Universal Service Spring 2009
Margin Squeeze in telecoms: feeling the pinch? Spring 2009
Review of the regulatory powers, resources and function of the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority as a telecommunications regulator March 2009
Recession proof regulation Winter 2008
Broadband regulation for Next Generation Access Autumn 2008
Next Generation Regulation Autumn 2008
Towards a new deal Summer 2008
Perspectives on the Proposed New EU Telecoms Regulatory Framework May 2008
A Necessary Evil: regulation and competition in telecoms and media May 2008
The investment imperative Spring 2008
Splitting headaches: towards “disintegration” Winter 2007
Access Regulation and Infrastructure Investment in the Telecommunications Sector: An Empirical Investigation September 2007
Why regulation matters? Autumn 2007
Telco headaches August 17th 2007
The Telecoms Umbrella 7th June 2007
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