Pierre Louette

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Group General Secretary, in charge of France Carriers Division, Group Sourcing and Supply Chain

Pierre Louette, 49, holds a degree in law and is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration. As Technical Advisor on Communication, Youth and Sport in the Prime Minister’s office between 1993 and 1995, he was particularly involved in developing new communications networks. He then became General Secretary and Communications Director for France Télévisions. He has been involved in developing the Internet in France since 1996, in particular as Head of Connectworld, the leader in online communication, and then as Director of Europatweb, an investment fund launched by Bernard Arnault.

Pierre Louette was CEO of Agence France-Presse from 2003 to 2005, followed by Chairman and CEO from 2005 to 2010. He joined France Telecom in April 2010 as Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of the General Secretariat and the France Operators Division. In July 2011 his role was extended to cover Group Purchasing. Pierre Louette represents the France Telecom-Orange group on the Board of Directors of TP S.A. in Poland and Dailymotion. Since April 2011 he has been a member of the Conseil National du Numérique (National Digital Council). He is also in charge of the operational efficiency program, Chrysalid. In October 2011, Pierre Louette was appointed Chairman of Buyin, the joint purchasing venture created by France Telecom-Orange and Deutsche Telekom. On November 1, 2011, he was appointed Group Deputy CEO. Pierre Louette is Master Counsel to the Court of Auditors and a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.

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