Starting with the Delegate CEOs, Ramon Fernandez will now be taking up the position of Executive Director Finance, Performance and Development, where he will be maintaining the Group’s financial position while overseeing flagship projects. On the other hand, Gervais Pellissier will become Executive Director Human Resources and Group Transformation with the key responsibility of defining “the company of tomorrow” and tackling the skills challenge.
To seize the opportunities presented by technologies such as AI, data and 5G and to set-up Orange Group as a major player in the new innovation ecosystem, Michaël Trabbia will have to join the Executive Committee, taking the role of Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the Group, overseeing the Technology & Global Innovation division.
“The global health crisis, which is also becoming a major economic crisis, has demonstrated the Group’s solidarity. Our networks coped well with an unprecedented increase in traffic. We adapted in just a few days, thanks to everyone’s unfailing mobilization. Our business performance will be impacted but we have preserved our financial position. Following years of careful management and selective investments, we have control over our future,” said Stéphane Richard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange.
“The months ahead include some uncertainties but also real opportunities, whether that means accelerating digital transformation, making further technological progress (5G, network function virtualization, cloud, edge) or taking advantage of developments specific to our telecoms sector, we are actively preparing to detect and where possible seize these opportunities.”
Orange also plans to place disintegrated focus on 5G and fiber roll-out with the delegation of Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Deputy CEO, to oversee this particular operational activities in Europe (outside France).
By the end of June, Orange said it will appoint new CEOs for Belgium and Poland. The current CEO of Poland Jean-François Fallacher will become CEO of Orange Spain, as Laurent Paillassot leaves Orange.
As announced, the restructured team will take effect from 1 September.