A management shake-up at Orange has seen two of its Deputy CEOs leave the company.
Group Secretary Pierre Louette and Orange Business Services CEO Thierry Bonhomme, who both also hold the title of Deputy CEO, are taking different routes out of the France-based operator.
Louette, who was in charge of a range of functions including the wholesale business in France as well as the wider group’s sourcing and supply chain, has already departed.
Orange did not confirm where the executive, who joined Orange in 2010, has moved on to but said Nicolas Guerin had taken over the secretary role.
Bonhomme is retiring in a few weeks after leading Orange Business Services for the past five years.
The 62-year-old has previously worked as the operator’s Director of Research and Development, and Head of the Orange Labs.
He is being replaced by Helmut Reisinger, who currently holds the title of EVP, International, at Orange Business Services.
The revamp of the group’s wider executive committee also sees Hugues Foulon appointed as Executive Director in charge of Strategy for the Group and Cybersecurity.
Valérie Le Boulanger has been appointed Executive Director in charge of Human Resources, replacing Jérôme Barré, who has been appointed CEO of a new Wholesale and International Networks division.
The operator’s Middle East and Africa division will be led by Alioune Ndiaye, with existing head Bruno Mettling taking on a non-exec Chairman role.
Orange Spain CEO Laurent Paillassot joins the executive committee as Deputy CEO in addition to his duties as head of Spain.
Finally, Deputy CEO Marc Rennard, who was in charge of customer experience and mobile banking, has been given a new role as CEO of Orange Digital Investment.
Orange said “an experienced external executive from the banking and finance industry will complete the Executive Committee over the coming weeks to take charge of the Orange Bank and Orange Money activities”.
CEO Stéphane Richard added: “This is a decisive step in Orange's transformation that has been in preparation for a number of years.
“Today, we are pushing back the boundaries of digital services by confirming our goals of diversification into financial services, cybersecurity and the connected home.”