Stock: Orange (ORA)

Top Management and Board of Directors

Top Management

Top Management
Christel HeydemannChief Executive Officer, Director
Jacques AschenbroichIndependent Chairman

Board Of Directors

Board Of Directors
Jean-Michel SeverinoDirector
Valerie Beaulieu-JamesIndependent Director
Frederic SanchezIndependent Director
Bernard RamanantsoaIndependent Director
Anne-Gabrielle HeilbronnerIndependent Director
Alexandre BompardIndependent Director

Profiles of Top Management

Christel Heydemann
CEO & Director
Christel Heydemann was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Orange Group on 4 April 2022.
She began her career in 1997 at Boston Consulting Group. In 1999, she joined Alcatel where she was entrusted with a range of roles and responsibilities, specifically in the context of the merger of Alcatel and Lucent.
In 2008, she was appointed to Alcatel-Lucent's Executive Committee as Sales Director for France and promoted in 2011 as Director of Human Resources and Transformation.
In 2014, Christel Heydemann joined Schneider Electric as the Director of Strategic Alliances before being appointed as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy & Alliances in 2016. In April 2017 she becomes Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric France and subsequently Executive Vice President Europe Operations in May 2021. She was also a member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric until the beginning of 2022.
Christel Heydemann is now CEO of the Orange Group, having been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
She graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (France, 1994) and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (France).

Jacques Aschenbroich
Independent Chairman
Jacques Aschenbroich is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orange. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Valeo Group from March 2009 to February 2016, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until January 2022, then Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valeo until 31 December 2022. His extensive experience has been gained in senior roles in major industrial groups, in France and internationally, and also in senior roles in the French public administration.
Prior to joining Valeo, having graduated as an engineer from the Corps des Mines, he held a number of roles in the French public administration and served in the Prime Minister's office in 1987 and 1988. He then pursued his career at the Saint-Gobain group between 1988 and 2008. After heading the group's businesses in Brazil and Germany, he became Managing Director of the Compagnie de Saint-Gobain's Flat Glass division (Saint-Gobain Vitrage) of which he became Chairman in 1996. Then, as Senior Vice President of the Compagnie de Saint-Gobain from October 2001 to December 2008, he managed the flat glass and high-performance materials sectors from January 2007 and, as the Vice-Chairman of Saint-Gobain Corporation and General Delegate to the United States and Canada, he led the company's US operations from 1 September 2007.

Profiles of Board of Directors

Jean-Michel Severino
Date appointed: June 7, 2011. Term ending: 2015
Jean-Michel Severino (aged 54) was Managing Director of the French Development Agency (Agence Francaise de Developpement, AFD) until April 2010, serving three consecutive terms. He has created the "Investisseurs et Partenaires" fund to be launched at the beginning of May 2011, specialized in investments in SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa. He was appointed as a director of Danone at the company's shareholders' meeting on 28 April 2011.

Bernard Ramanantsoa
Independent Director
Bernard Ramanantsoa, born in 1948, acts as Director of several companies as well as of universities and Grandes Ecoles.
Until 2015, he was Managing Director of HEC. Bernard Ramanantsoa began his career as a lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace in 1971 and 1972, before joining the SNCF where he became head of the Marketing Division, "Grandes Lignes" in 1978. In 1979, he joined the HEC faculty as professor of Business Strategy, specializing in ethics and culture in the business place and advocating an open-minded approach and a multi-cultural scope in the corporate world.
He was Managing Director of HEC Paris from 1995 to 2015 giving the institution a decidedly international dimension. Very active in the scientific community, Bernard Ramanantsoa has served as a member of the Evaluation Committee of Management Programs and Degrees for the French Ministry of Education, Chairman of the CEMS(Community of European Management Schools), Vice-President of the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), Chairman of the Societe Francaise de Management, member of the boards of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration Penitentiaire (ENAP) and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Sup'Aero), member of the committee of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles, member of the board of the HEC Foundation, member of the Cercle de l'Entreprise and member of the Foreign Affairs Council.
He is the author of numerous communications and publications in the field of business management. He received the Harvard Expansion Prize in 1989 for Technologie et Strategie d'entreprise and the Prize from the Academie des Sciences Commerciales in 1983 for Strategie de l'Entreprise et Diversification. His most recently published work is Apprendre et Oser ("Learn and Dare") Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Sup'Aero) and has an MBA from HEC, a post-graduate degree in Sociology from Paris Diderot University, a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from Paris-Dauphine University and a further post-graduate degree in the History of Philosophy from Paris-1 University.
He is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and an Officer of the French Order of Merit, Knight of the Palmes Academiques and Officer of the National Malgache Order. He is a French national.