Gervais Pellissier is a graduate of HEC, as well as Berkeley in California and the University of Cologne in Germany. He joined Bull in 1983 and held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and management control in France, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe. In 1994, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Services and Systems Integration division, and then of the IT Outsourcing division. He became Director of Management Control at Bull and in 1998, its Chief Financial Officer.
From April 1, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Gervais Pellissier was the Associate Manager guiding the Board of Directors and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bull. From February 2005 to mid-2008, he was Vice-Chairman of the Bull Board of Directors.
He joined the France Télécom Group on October 17, 2005 and was appointed CEO of France Télécom Operadores de Telecomunicaciones in November 2005. ln this role he merged France Télécom’s landline and mobile activities in Spain into a single structure.
From January 2006 to February 2009, he served as a member of France Télécom’s General Management Committee, in charge of Finance and Operations in Spain.
From March 2009 to March 2010, he served as the Executive Vice-President in charge of Finance and Information Systems.
In November 2011, Gervais Pellissier was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of France Télécom-Orange, which became Orange on July 1, 2013, retaining the full scope of his activities.
On September 1, 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director in charge of European operations (excluding France).
In May 2018, Gervais Pellissier took over new responsibilities in the Orange Group Executive Committee as the Group’s Deputy CEO for Transformation, as well as Chairman of Orange Business Services.
Since September 1, 2020, Gervais Pellissier is Deputy CEO, Human Resources and Group Transformation Director and Chairman of Orange Business Services.
He holds two of France’s highest honors: Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit.
- Experience in the field of digital and new technologies
Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2021:
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Orange SA since 2011 (listed company)
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orange Business Services since 2018
Director of Orange Spain since 2006 and Chairman since 2016
Founder and director of the Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde since 2014
Appointments expired in the last five years:
Member of the Supervisory Board of Orange Polska SA
Director of Orange Horizons
Director of Mobistar/Orange Belgium
Vice-Chairman of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee
Lead member of the Board
Date appointed to first term: June 5, 2015
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2023
Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2021: 500
Born on May 14, 1959
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