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Stéphane Richard has been Chairman & CEO of Orange one of the major telecommunication companies in Europe and in Africa since March 1st, 2011. Since 2019 he has been Chairman of the Board of the GSMA and Commissionner on the Broadband Commission of the United Nations.
Mr. Richard joined the Orange Group in September 2009 and has successively occupied the positions of Deputy CEO in charge of French Operations, CEO Delegate, and CEO. Between 1992 and 2003, Mr. Richard was successively deputy to the CFO of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Immobilière Phénix, and Chairman of CGIS (Compagnie Générale d’Immobilier et de Services), now Nexity. From 2003 to 2007, he was Deputy CEO of Veolia Environnement and CEO of Veolia Transport, as well as being a director of Orange.
From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Richard was Chief of Staff to the French Minister for the Economy, Industry, and Employment.
Mr. Richard is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and École Nationale d’Administration.