Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Orange Makes Top Management Changes

France Telecom-Orange has appointed Jean-Yves Larrouturou, Gervais Pellissier and Louis-Pierre Wenes as deputy CEOs. They are respectively responsible for operations in France, group transformation and group purcharsing.

These are part of a number of corporate appointments to become effective as of 2 March. CFO Gervais Pellissier also will take responsibility for group information systems. Group management committee member Georges Penalver will take responsibility for group strategy and development. Jean-Philippe Vanot will head group innovation and marketing, including Orange Labs and the Technocentre.

Olaf Swantee will take responsibility for operations in Spain in addition to his responsibilities for operations in Europe and Egypt. Raoul Roverato, currently in charge of new growth businesses, will take responsibility for the healthcare division, in addition to content & audience and online advertising. Vivek Badrinath will head networks and carriers, reporting directly to CEO Didier Lombard.

Marc Fossier will manage corporate social responsibility. Brigitte Bourgouin takes responsibility for the carriers in France activity, which integrates relations with MVNOs. She will report to Larrouturou. Anne Bouverot will manage the personal line of business, reporting to Swantee. Partick Roussel will head international business development, also reporting to Larrouturou.

The group management committee remains unchanged. Lombard said these appointments were focused on improving efficiency and innovation, and to reveal new talent within the management team.

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