Stéphane Richard, born in 1961, is Chairman and CEO of Orange since March 1st, 2011.
He joined Orange in September 2009 and has been successively Deputy CEO in charge of French Operations, Group Deputy CEO and CEO.
Between 1992 and 2003, Stéphane Richard was Deputy CFO of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, CEO of Compagnie Immobilière Phénix, and Chairman of CGIS (Compagnie Générale d’Immobilier et de Services), known as Nexity today.
From 2003 to 2007, he was Deputy CEO of Veolia Environnement and CEO of Veolia Transport, as well as member of Orange’s Board of Directors.
From 2007 to 2009, Stéphane Richard was Chief of Staff to the French Minister for the Economy, Industry, and Employment.
He graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and École Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He is a French national distinguished by the Legion of Honor and National Order of Merit.