Christel Heydemann, CEO of Orange, has decided to renew part of her management team with a view to accelerating the transformation and development of the key B2B and Africa and Middle East markets
This appointment follows the departure of Helmut Reisinger in January 2022 and the interim period overseen with considerable commitment by Aliette. She will join the Group’s Executive Committee. Operating in a rapidly changing sector impacted by pandemic, Aliette will take on responsibility for the transformation of Orange Business Services to provide enterprise customers with a fully integrated value proposition and to better support them in their digital transformation. This appointment has immediate effect.
He is currently Director of Operations and Deputy CEO of the Group’s regional subsidiary present in 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East. He will take over the management of the subsidiary from Alioune Ndiaye who wishes to concentrate on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Alioune Ndiaye will remain Non-executive Chairman of OMEA and will continue to play an active role in the governance of the entity. The Africa and Middle East region is currently one of the Group’s major growth engines. Numerous challenges lie ahead in the build-out of networks, in financial services and in the development of other new digital services. Jérôme Hénique will join the Group’s Executive Committee. This appointment will take effect from 1 July.