People: Orange SA (ORAN.PA)
15 Sep 2014
Mr. Stephane Richard has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee at France Telecom SA since March 1, 2011. He is Member of the Company's Executive Committee as of April 6, 2010 and a Director as of June 9, 2010. He is also the Chairman of the Company's Strategic Committee. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Operations France between October 5, 2009 and January 1, 2010, when he was appointed CEO Delegate. He was also Member of the Board of Directors of the Company from February 25, 2003 till May 23, 2007. Mr. Richard graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales and from Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). When he left the ENA, he was assigned to the French Inspectorate of Public Finances, where he spent four years from 1987 to 1991. In 1991, he was appointed as technical advisor for the electronics and IT industries in the cabinet of Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade. In 1992, he joined Compagnie Generale des Eaux, first as deputy to the group’s Chief Financial Officer, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Immobiliere Phenix in 1994. In 1997, he became Chairman of Compagnie Generale d’Immobilier et de Services (CGIS), now Nexity, which groups together all of Vivendi’s predominantly real estate subsidiaries. In January 2003, Mr. Richard was appointed as Executive Vice President of Veolia Environnement and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Transport. From May 2007 to June 2009, he was Chief of Staff for the French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment. Mr. Richard has been awarded the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of L'Opera National de Paris and Manager of SCI Carre Gabriel, among other positions.
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