Benoit Reillier

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 Led by Sherry Coutu CBE for George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, contributor and member of the steering committee November 2014

Is Big Data a marketer’s dream come true? Launchworks Ventures insights, with Laure Claire Reillier October 2013

Waves of opportunities: Insights into forthcoming radio spectrum allocations and valuations KPMG thought leadership publication, with David Thomas, Dr Harmut Paulus and Dr Gunner Langer December 2011 (updated version in June 2012)

The European Commission’s Recommendation on Next Generation Access Networks KPMG Reference Guide, with Gita Sorensen & Tim Aldrich January 2011

Net Neutrality KPMG Briefing Document, with Gita Sorensen and Maya Gudka December 2010

An economic review of the NLC’s provisional decision on Camelot’s Commercial Services proposal Public report prepared by KPMG for Camelot October 1st 2010

Assessing regulated access versus commercial network sharing in mobiles IIR Managed Services and Network Sharing, London 30 June 2010

Regulatory and strategic options for NGN & NGA deployment Presenter & conference Chair - IIR Regulatory cost modeling & accounting, NH Danube City Hotel, Vienna 25th – 28th May 2010

Supporting growth while balancing the budget Final report to London First/The City of London, with Dr Boaz Mozelle and David Black October 2009

Margin Squeeze in Telecoms: The Case for Prevention European Law Journal, Bloomberg, Vol 3. No. 4, with Henri Piffaut and David Black April 2009

Broadband for all: towards a new Universal Service European Communications Spring 2009

Margin Squeeze in telecoms: feeling the pinch? LECG Insights, with Henri Piffaut and David Black Spring 2009

Review of the regulatory powers, resources and function of the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority as a telecommunications regulator LECG expert report for the Minister of Economic Development, States of Jersey, with David Black & Emanuela Lecchi March 2009

Recession proof regulation European Communications Winter 2008

Broadband regulation for Next Generation Access LECG Insights Autumn 2008

Next Generation Regulation European Communications Autumn 2008

Towards a new deal European Communications Summer 2008

Perspectives on the Proposed New EU Telecoms Regulatory Framework European Law Journal, Bloomberg, Vol. 2 No. 5 May 2008

A Necessary Evil: regulation and competition in telecoms and media TeleManagement World, with Emanuela Lecchi May 2008

The investment imperative European Communications Spring 2008

Splitting headaches: towards “disintegration” European Communications Winter 2007

Access Regulation and Infrastructure Investment in the Telecommunications Sector: An Empirical Investigation ETNO, with Professor Leonard Waverman, Professor Meloria Meschi and Kalyan Dasgupta September 2007

Why regulation matters? European Communications Autumn 2007

Telco headaches New Law Journal, with Dr Matthew Bennett August 17th 2007

The Telecoms Umbrella Legal Week 7th June 2007

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