AOL social network subsidiary Bebo.com has named a new head of global operations, Stephane Panier. Panier will be responsible for scaling the social network’s media operations and advancing the global reach of the service. Currently Bebo has 24 million users around the world. Panier was previously the VP and COO of Bebo. Panier will be reporting to Jon Brod, the EVP of AOL Ventures.
Before joined Bebo in January 2009, Panier worked at Google for 6 years in finance and operations positions. ?Stephane is a proven strategist and operator with executive experience from some of the world?s leading brands and businesses,? stated Brod. ?He is the ideal leader to build on Bebo?s existing successes, to chart a course for its future, and to execute against that vision.?