Learn more about BICS

We are connecting the world by creating reliable and secure mobile experiences anytime, anywhere

BICS is a leading international communications enabler, one of the key global voice carriers and the leading provider of mobile data services worldwide.

Our solutions are essential for supporting the modern lifestyle of today’s device-hungry consumer – from global mobile connectivity, seamless roaming experiences, fraud prevention and authentication, to global messaging and the Internet of Things.

Global network and a strong presence in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East.

Our headquarters is in Brussels and we have regional offices in Bern, Madrid, Dubai, New York, San Francisco and Singapore, a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto.

OUR MISSION

“Deliver converging international wholesale solutions to existing and future communications service providers worldwide”

Meet our leadership team

Matteo Gatta

Chief Executive Officer

Matteo was appointed CEO of BICS SA/NV on January 26th 2021, after being Director Network Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships within the Network Business Unit of Proximus.

Vincent Hardy

SVP Strategy and Business Consolidation

Vincent joined the Belgacom Group in 1995, where he held several positions including Product Manager, Head of International Product Management and Senior Business Development Manager.

Frederic Salmon

Chief Commercial Officer

Frederic joined the international team of Belgacom in 2000 after some years in external and internal audit functions, and later on, with the Executive Office attached to the Group CEO of Belgacom – now Proximus.

Johan Wouters

SVP Infrastructure & Sourcing

Johan has over 20 years of experience in telecom, holding functions at Belgacom in the areas of operations, engineering, corporate investment planning, metropolitan area and mobile networks.

Cedric Grandjean

Chief Financial Officer

Cédric was appointed Chief Financial Officer of BICS after being Director of Group M&A at Proximus between 2007 and 2018.

Yaunese Aazibou

Chief Technology and Information Officer

Yaunese joined BICS in 2003 and prior to his current role of Chief Technology & Information Officer where he is in charge of network engineering, IT, program management and purchasing, he was overseeing – in his role of head of Solution Architecture – the overall IT architectural and business analysis activities.

Kathelijne Winderickx

VP Human Resources & Legal Affairs

Kathelijne has been appointed Vice President Human Resources and Legal Affairs on May 2, 2013. She started her career in telecoms after a 4 year stay at the Brussels Bar specializing in commercial law.

Jorn Vercamert

VP Communications Solutions

Jorn has started his career at BICS in 1998 as Voice Buying Manager and held various voice development positions after that. In 2004 he was appointed as Regional VP in charge of the business development in Southern Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Mikaël Schachne

VP Mobility and IoT Business & CMO

Mikaël joined the international division of Belgacom in 2001 which was then spun-off and merged with Swisscom International and MTN International.

At BICS, we share an ambitious vision to deliver innovative solutions and to delight our customers.

We connect to each other to be stronger as a team.

We are passionate professionals empowered to excel in everything we do.

We are at the forefront of our industry’s transformation and we foster a creative and innovative mindset based on our diversity, ambition and passion for the world of communications.

We are a socially responsible organization and as a global player we follow strict ethical values while actively supporting social projects.
At the same time, all three of our shareholders have a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy embedded into their DNA.

Interested to learn more about BICS?

Our team can help you unlock the full potential of your voice offering, efficiently and professionally!

  • Leading International Voice Carrier
  • Over 700 direct routes with the best-in-class service quality
  • The expertise of a major player for fastest time-to-market

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World’s First Int’l VoLTE Call (Europe – Asia)

“Providing exceptional quality of experience to customers is of paramount importance to us, and launching International VoLTE was the next logical step we needed to take to enhance our voice offering. The BICS platform enables us to offer services at the highest standards while keeping running costs and bandwidth demands low.”

Laurent Claus
Director Services Platforms & Cloud - Proximus

WIOCC: Providing reliable data transport across Europe

“With BICS, we could successfully address the urgent needs of our client, scaling capacity within days without compromising on quality of service. We are now looking to implement more of BICS’ capacity solution suite to keep pace with customer demand for increased bandwidth.”

Cornelius Maiyo
Project manager at WIOOC