Xavier Calvez is the Senior Vice President, Planning and Chief Financial Officer. He leads teams charged as the stewards of ICANN's public funds, financial accountability, and transparency. Xavier’s team manages finance, procurement, strategic and operational planning, implementation operations, and risk management to provide integrated operational support for responsible decision-making.
Xavier brings two decades of international experience in France and the US in strategic planning, financial reporting, analysis, and modeling. Prior to joining ICANN in 2011, Xavier held progressive leadership positions in finance at Technicolor, ultimately serving as CFO for Technicolor Creative Services. In that role, he oversaw finance during a time of major transformation of systems implementation, reorganization, and process improvements for a diversified group of businesses across the world.
Xavier’s areas of expertise include strategic, operational and financial planning and reporting, auditing, tax compliance, corporate business development, mergers and acquisitions, and operational management. He has also worked with audit and financial clients out of the Paris and Miami offices of KPMG and Deloitte.
Fluent in English and French, Xavier earned a master’s in accounting and finance from Université du Maine Le Mans-Laval.