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The polytechnician and engineer from Ponts et Chaussées, European patron of the Schneider Electric group, was appointed general manager of the French number 1 in telecoms after a board meeting on Friday. Profile.
We did not necessarily expect this polytechnician “checking all the boxes”, but still little known to economic circles, in the race for the general management of Orange. But as an accomplished half-marathoner and a woman of networks experienced behind the scenes of power, Christel Heydemann finally grilled all her competitors on the finish line, with the blessing of the State shareholder. This Friday, this former senior executive of Alcatel-Lucent, European boss of the Schneider Electric group, was appointed head of the French number 1 in telecoms after a board meeting. She will start on April 1 and will succeed Stéphane Richard after the dissociation of the functions of chairman and general manager that he combined. Sentenced in November in the Tapie-Crédit Lyonnais affair, the latter will remain chairman of the group until the spring and then leave his post, after a decade at the helm of the former France Telecom.
Engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées, Christel Heydemann becomes at 47 …
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