Vivek Badrinath

Senior Executive Vice President France Telecom Orange &
CEO of Orange Business Services
Vivek Badrinath, 43, heads Orange Business Services, the Enterprise Division of the France Telecom Group, since April 2010. He was formerly Executive Vice President for Networks, Carriers, Platforms and Infrastructure since march 2009. In his previous role within the Networks, Carriers and IT Division, Vivek Badrinath was responsible for developing the technical policies for the France Telecom Group’s IT and Networks, supporting the implementation of its integrated product portfolio and leading the convergence of its network and information systems. This follows two years within the company’s Mobile division as Chief Technology Officer for Orange and then, with an expanded remit, as its EVP of Products, Technology and Innovation. Prior to Orange, Vivek Badrinath spent four years with the consumer electronics firm Thomson. As CEO of its Indian subsidiary, he was in charge of both manufacturing and sales, as well as managing the relationship with key customers in the broadcast area. Vivek Badrinath also spent four years in the France Telecom Group. He originally joined in 1996, just as France was opening up its telecommunications market to competition. Here he gained extensive experience in interconnect issues and network planning and design. He has a degree in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, a degree in Statistics from the University of Paris, and has also studied at Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications in Paris.