STORY – Less than a month after taking office, the first changes are taking place.
For Christel Heydemann, CEO of Orange, who took office on April 4, it’s time for firsts. Tuesday morning, first presentation of quarterly results. A machine gun flow and a message. She does not discover the group: even if it has been barely a month that she occupies her position, she sat for five years on the board of directors.
This did not prevent her from vigorously conducting meetings and interviews with employees and members of the executive committee. “The good news is that I didn’t have any surprises“she notes, emphasizing”the strong attachment of employees to the company, the commitment and the desire to build a project.”
These meetings were for many an opportunity to begin to identify the character of the new boss. The word that comes up most often to describe it? “Very”. Highly organized, dynamic, quick, smart, energetic, enthusiastic, technical”and above all do not tell her that she is cash. She hates that word…