Delegate Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director in charge of European operations
Gervais Pellissier, born in 1959, has been Delegate Chief Executive Officer of Orange since November 1, 2011.
He joined the Orange Group in October 2005 to supervise the integration of its business units in Spain and advise on geographical integration within the Group. In January 2006, he was appointed as a member of the Group’s General Management Committee, in charge of Finance and Operations in Spain, and in March 2009, he became Deputy CEO of Orange, with responsibility for Finance and Information Systems. After the Group’s Executive Committee was formed in early April 2010, Gervais Pellissier continued in his role as Deputy CEO of Orange, with responsibility for Finance and Information Systems. He was also in charge of the joint venture with T-Mobile in the UK. He has been in charge of Operations in Europe since September 1, 2014.
Gervais Pellissier joined Bull in 1983, and held a range of responsibilities in the areas of Finance and Controlling, in France, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe. In 1994 Bull appointed him Finance Director of the Services and Systems Integration Division, then of the Outsourcing Division, then Director of Controlling, and in 1998, Chief Financial Officer. Between April 2004 and February 2005, he was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Delegate of Bull. From February 2005 to mid-2008, he was Vice- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bull.
Gervais Pellissier is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Berkeley, and the University of Cologne.
He is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and an Officer of the French Order of Merit. He is a French national.