Olivier Gerhardt

Managing Director & General Manager, CPaaS
Olivier Gerhardt leads 8x8’s CPaaS business. He is the founding CEO of Wavecell, an 8x8 company and a leading Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) provider. Olivier has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry with a focus on the small to large enterprise markets in Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to co-founding Wavecell, he spent 10 years at Sybase 365, an SAP company, the world’s largest mobile messaging and payments provider, where he was initially an International Business Development Manager and later the Sales Director, France. Olivier joined Nortel Networks in 1998 as an International Presales Manager.

Olivier actively participates in the technology industry, helping fund and advise several startups in the digital and fintech sectors. He holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Lille in France and completed an International Marketing Programme at INSEAD.

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