The Power of Connectivity: A Conversation with Dexter Goei
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Chief Executive Officer
Dexter Goei is Chief Executive Officer of Altice USA, a leading national telecommunications, media and entertainment company and the country's fourth largest operator of cable telecommunications systems, which includes the Optimum and Suddenlink branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet, voice, WiFi and data products and services. Altice USA serves more than 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states, and provides hyper-local news and programming created for many of the communities it serves.
Joining Altice Europe as its CEO in 2009, Mr. Goei helped lead the company's development and growth from a French cable operator to a multinational telecoms operator with fixed and mobile assets across 10 different territories serving 50 million residential and enterprise clients. Founded by telecom engineer and entrepreneur Patrick Drahi in 2001, today Altice has a worldwide presence, including in Western Europe, comprising France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Israel and the Overseas Territories (currently comprising the French Caribbean and the Indian Ocean regions and the Dominican Republic). In June 2018, Altice USA completed its spin-off from Altice Europe.
Prior to joining Altice, Mr. Goei spent 15 years in investment banking with first JP Morgan and then Morgan Stanley in their Media & Communications Group in New York, Los Angeles, and London. He was Co-Head of Morgan Stanley's European TMT Group when he left to join Altice N.V.
Mr. Goei currently serves on the boards of The Paley Center for Media and C-SPAN.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with cum laude honors.
Sara Fischer is a Media Reporter for Axios, covering media trends.
Previously, she was a digital producer for The Washington Post, where she produced and edited segments for live and digital audiences.
Fischer’s media background includes writing, reporting, subscription and advertising sales, as well as corporate research. She came to The Post from The New York Times where she was part of The Times’ political advertising team.
Fischer joined The Times from CNN in 2014, where she wrote breaking news stories for CNN Politics and co-authored the network’s political newsletter, Gut Check. Before joining CNN, Fischer served as a Business Development Associate at POLITICO, where she helped manage sales operations and client engagement for the company’s advertising team.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in Political Communication and a Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Legislative Affairs.
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