Director Innovation, Research and New Technologies MEDEF
In 1987, Catherine GABAY received a Master's degree in electronic
engineering (specialization in control systems) from Supelec in France.
Consecutively, she graduated and obtained a Master of Science in Communications,
with distinctions, at Imperial College, London. Catherine GABAY started
her career as a systems engineer in image processing in Aerospatiale,
Thomson CSF then Trilogie, from 1988 to 1994.
In the period 1992 to 1994, she studied to receive a postgraduate
professional degree in Industrial Marketing and a postgraduate professional
degree in International Trade at CNAM (Conservatoire National des
Arts et Metiers) in Paris (through evening courses).
In 1994, she joined France Telecom Worldwide Networks and Services
as a project engineer of management systems (billing system and network
management system). In 1996, she transferred to Global One, then joint
venture between France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and Sprint to follow
the building of its international network and the developments of
its services, as project Director of the billing system for all voice
As of September 1997, Catherine GABAY was responsible of regulatory
affairs in the Public Affairs department of France Telecom for the
domains of numbering, naming, addressing and interconnection. Catherine
GABAY held responsibilities in these domains, both at the national
and international level.
As of May 2000, Catherine GABAY held the position of Director Regulatory
Affairs of WANADOO SA. She was then in charge of regulatory and governance
aspects of multimedia services and the Internet. Since December 2001,
Catherine GABAY holds the position of Director - Innovation, Research
and New Technologies of MEDEF, the French Business Confederation.