Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Orange
Pierre Louette, is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Orange and is in charge of the Group’s General Secretariat (encompassing the Legal, Public Affairs, Real Estate and Regulations divisions), Orange Wholesale France, Group Purchasing and the Chrysalid operational efficiency program.
Pierre Louette represents the Orange Group on the Boards of Directors of TPSA, the long-standing Polish operator, Dailymotion and Buyin, the joint-venture created by France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom in the area of purchasing. Since March 2012, he has served as chairman of the French Telecommunications Federation.
A graduate of law from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in France, Pierre Louette is the Chief Auditor at the Court of Auditors.
He is 50 years old and has been made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur. A technical advisor for communications, youth and sports to the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office from 1993 to 1995, he contributed to the development of new communications networks during this period through the information highways program.
He then became General Secretary and Director of Communications at France Télévisions before moving on to the Havas group in 1996 to take charge of web agency Connectworld, where he was involved in developing the Internet in France. He continued his career as a director at Europatweb, an Internet investment fund created by Bernard Arnault. The CEO of Agence France-Presse from 2003 to 2005, he was elected Chairman & CEO in 2005 and held that position until 2010.