Orange Business expands leadership role of Didier Jaubert in anticipation of the accelerating evolution in networks and IT domains

Orange Business has appointed Didier Jaubert, current Head of Global Services, as Head of Global Communications Solutions, effective Oct. 1, replacing Marc Blanchet who is transitioning to Head of Enterprise France. Based in Paris, Blanchet will report to Delphine Ernotte Cunci, executive director, Orange France, and remains on the Orange Business leadership team.

In his expanded role of leading both Global Services and Global Communications Solutions, Jaubert will oversee six key areas:  Cloud Computing, Global Mobility, IP Advanced Services, Network Solutions, Unified Communications and Collaboration, and SOHO and SME offers. Based in Paris, Jaubert will continue to report to Vivek Badrinath, CEO, Orange Business.

“Our success in cloud computing is increasingly dependant on our ability to quickly leverage our strengths in both network and IT,” said Vivek Badrinath, CEO, Orange Business. “In addition, the unified communications market has accelerated its evolution, so it is crucial to streamline our organization and move a step forward in integration of network and IT services. The goal is to adapt very quickly to market changes and opportunities enabling us to fulfil the promise of making the business lives of our customers easier.”

A 25-year industry veteran, Jaubert joined Orange Business in 2007 as senior vice president to lead the Outsourcing and Large Projects organization worldwide.

Jaubert began his career at IBM in 1983 where he held a number of sales management positions, in both France and the U.S. Within IBM, he served as vice president, Global Technology Services, in charge of the banking and insurance sectors for France and Western Africa. He was notably responsible for IBM's main technological partnerships in these sectors. He previously spent three years managing IBM's Consulting and System Integration Division for France, Belgium and Middle East.

Jaubert holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Paris and an economics degree from Université Paris 1/Sorbonne.

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