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Stéphane RICHARD

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Orange


Stéphane Richard, born in 1961, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange SA since March 1, 2011.

He joined the Orange group in September 2009 and, since then, has successively fulfilled the roles of Deputy Managing Director in charge of French Operations, Delegate CEO and, from March 1, 2010, CEO. Between 1992 and 2003, Stéphane Richard was appointed deputy to the CFO of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, CEO of Compagnie Immobilière Phénix and Chairman of CGIS (Compagnie Générale d’Immobilier et de Services), now Nexity. From 2003 to 2007, he joined Veolia as Deputy Managing Director of Veolia Environnement and CEO of Veolia Transport, before becoming a director of Orange SA. From 2007 to 2009, Stéphane Richard was Chief of Staff to the French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment.

Stéphane Richard is a graduate of École des Hautes Etude Commerciales (HEC) and École Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor. He is a French national.

Since January 2019, he has also served as Chair of the GSMA. In September 2018, he wrote, "Human Web: Working to Connect Humankind", published by Débats Publics.