Orange names new innovation and technology chief

France Telecom-Orange has restructured its innovation management team, with the appointment of Vivek Badrinath as deputy CEO in charge of the group’s innovation, technology and customer experience resources and the departure of Jean-Philippe Vanot, Jean-Paul Cottet and Xavier Couture from the group’s executive committee.

Since April 2010, Badrinath has worked as senior executive vice-president in charge of Orange Business services.
In addition to Badrinath’s appointment, Thierry Bonhomme has been named senior executive vice-president in charge of Orange Business Services and Béatrice Mandine has been appointed senior executive vice-president in charge of communication and brand. In other appointments, Bruno Mettling takes responsibility for the internal communications department, while Christine Albanel takes responsibility for corporate social responsibility.

In addition to the chairman and CEO, the executive committee will now be composed of 11 executive directors, including a chief executive officer delegate, Gervais Pellissier, and four deputy CEOs: Delphine Ernotte Cunci, Vivek Badrinath, Pierre Louette and Bruno Mettling.

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