Vincent started his career in the Orange Group, where he held various positions in product marketing and M&A/International Development. He later became the CEO of Orange’s internet operations in Belgium (Wanadoo at that time).
He was the co-founder and MD of Maxtel, an entrepreneurial Wireless Broadband start-up in 2006, and later joined TDF Group, a leading digital infrastructure operator in Europe, as MD of HDRR, a Broadband Wireless venture created by TDF together with Groupe Bouygues, SFR and Caisse des Depots.
Until January 2019, he was VP of Broadcast Development at TDF, where he led the strategic efforts of TDF, in partnership with the leading French Broadcasters and other international ecosystem participants, to continuously modernize and integrate the terrestrial broadcast platform ( DTT) in the new digital and media consumption paradigms; he also initiated action to open targeted advertising options in DTT.
He served for several years as a Steering Board Member at DVB where he also chaired the groups dedicated to Terrestrial Broadcasting and Targeted Advertising ( together with Mediaset). He has been also for many years a Board Member at IDATE Digiworld, the leading European think tank and research institute for the digital economy, and at Molotov, a highly innovative French OTT/TV start-up in which he led a TDF minority strategic investment.
In June 2018, he was elected Chairman of HbbTV, the European organization which develops standards for innovative and interactive TV services which emerges as the leading forum for connected TV and the introduction of targeted advertising in classical Broadcast TV.
In addition to serving the HbbTV Chairmanship mandate, Mr Grivet is currently conducting various consulting assignments for several players of the European TV and digital ecosystem, notably in conjunction with the introduction of targeted advertising. He is a frequent speaker at industry international conferences on these topics.
He serves as a non executive director at the Board of Netgem ( NTG.PA), an independent innovator in IPTV and connected home solutions.
Vincent Grivet, a French national, is a graduate from Paris’s Ecole Polytechnique and Paris Tech Telecom.