Laurent Benatar, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, member of the General Management Committee.
Since graduating from Ecole Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech, Laurent Benatar has spent his career with Orange, alternating between operational management activities in the technical field and functional responsibilities in the customer service, networks and IT systems areas. From 1999 to 2001, he notably headed the project that led to the launch of Orange’s ADSL internet services in the Ile-de- France region. In 2010, he took charge of Orange France’s IT systems. In 2013, he grouped together all of Orange’s technical activities in France (networks, services and IT systems) under his stewardship, in order to support the rollout of the group’s client-driven strategy. During his career he has been heavily involved in the ramp-up of fixed and mobile networks, major cloud and data centre projects and new high-profile solutions like Open, Fibre and Orange’s 100% digital and community-driven brand, Sosh.