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Orange Business prepares for growth with new exec hires

Orange Business has bolstered its executive management team with the recent appointment of three executives, tapping extensive IT experience and mindsets to further strengthen and deliver positive digital experiences.

These new execs have been hired to help promote the Orange Business ambition to become a leading network and digital integrator with the goal of making digital transformation efficient and sustainable for businesses.

Usman Javaid, PhD has been named Chief Products and Marketing Officer, effective April 24, 2023. Javaid brings a strong product management, technology, and innovation background, bundled with a broad knowledge of the enterprise market, from both the telco and digital worlds.

He will be responsible for the company’s strategic value propositions, business lines, products portfolio, digital and strategic enablers, as well as overseeing global communications and marketing teams. Previously Managing Director of Professional Services Delivery at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Javaid has more than 20 years of experience centred around building innovative technology products and driving large-scale business transformation. He will be based in the UK.

Hriday Ravindranath has been named Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO), effective May 15, 2023. Ravindranath is passionate about tech, leading change, and disrupting markets, while being an ardent champion for sustainability in business.

He was selected as a Young Global Leader, part of the World Economic Forum, a dynamic community of exceptional people with the vision, courage and influence to drive positive change in the world.

Previously the Chief Product & Digital Officer at BT Global, Ravindranath will leverage his extensive digital skills as CTIO, responsible for driving internal transformation toward cloud computing and software utilization, while also enhancing industrialisation, digitisation and profitability of our multi-service offerings. He will be based in India.

These two latest appointments round out the Orange Business leadership team, which also named Franois Fleutiaux as Executive Vice President, France, effective January 9, 2023.

Fleutiaux has strong experience in driving profitable growth through transformation programs, as well as expertise in IT services and the integration world from previous executive positions in IBM, Unisys, Fujitsu, and most recently at T-Systems in Deutsche Telekom. His role is to position Orange Business as a leading network and digital integrator for our customers in France and drive the French P&L to deliver solid financial results.

The new executives will combine their international IT and digital expertise to support the company’s Lead the Future strategic plan. Their diverse industry experience will help further drive the company’s transformation, including streamlining the products portfolio, transforming and leveraging its core business, accelerating in digital services, and simplifying the organisation to be more agile for customers.

Aliette Mousnier-Lompr, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Orange Business, comments, “Our energised, global, and diverse leadership team is ready to nurture a new and positive culture within Orange Business as a trusted digital services company.

"Capitalising on our complementary skillsets, our partner ecosystem momentum, and our platform power, I am confident we are in a strong position to deliver exceptional digital experiences for our customers around the world."

Andrew Borthwick, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Orange Business, says, “Our newly appointed executives bring extensive IT experience and innovative mindsets to elevate our offerings.

"We remain committed to becoming the leading network and digital integrator in the region and globally as we grow. Together, we will continue to deliver positive digital experiences and help our customers embark on sustainable digital transformation journeys while exceeding their business objectives.”

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