Monday, April 5, 2010

Vivek Badrinath Named CEO of Orange Business Services

Vivek Badrinath has been appointed executive vice president in charge of Enterprise Communication Services, grouping Orange Business Services and the Enterprise Line of Business. Based in Paris, Vivek Badrinath will report to Stéphane Richard, chief executive officer of France Telecom-Orange, and will be a member of the Group's Executive Committee.

Most recently Vivek Badrinath was executive vice president in charge of the Networks and Operators division of France Telecom. In this position, he led, among others, the enhancement of the Orange Business Services network, particularly in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East. As a result of those significant upgrades, the network is now cloud-ready, capable of handling in-the-cloud "as a service" applications and security as well as converged voice, video and telepresence services.

Badrinath is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique --Télécom (Paris). After beginning his career at the French Ministry of Industry in 1992, Vivek joined the Group's Long Distance Networks Department in 1996 before moving to be CEO of Thomson India in 2000. He returned to the Group as chief technical officer of Orange in 2004.