Nicolas Dufourcq is appointed to the Orange Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Orange was informed of the appointment of Nicolas Dufourcq as permanent representative of Bpifrance Participations, as a replacement for Jean-Yves Gilet. Nicolas Dufourcq is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bpifrance Participations.

His appointment took effect January 19th 2017.
It should be noted that, with the term of Bpifrance Participations ending in 2017, the shareholders will have to come to a decision about its renewal at the annual general meeting of June 1, 2017.
Nicolas Dufourcq, born in 1963, became the Chief Executive Officer of  Bpifrance in October 2012. Having joined France Télécom in 1994, he set up the Multimedia Division in which Wanadoo was launched in January 1996. In 2003, Nicolas Dufourcq joined Capgemini where he was in charge of Continental Europe before becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the group. Nicolas Dufourcq holds diplomas from HEC and ENA. He is an Inspector-general of Finance. He is a French citizen.

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