Dr. Helmut Reisinger has been named as the new CEO of Orange Business Services, effective today.
In a statement the company confirmed Reisinger's appointment and said he would be taking over from Thierry Bonhomme, who becomes special advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Orange before retirement later this year.
In early March, Orange announced it would be creating a more diversified and international executive committee and this move is an extension of this strategy.
Reisinger will report to Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange, and will be a member of the Group's Executive Committee, according to information supplied by the telco.
Most recently Helmut was executive vice president, International at Orange Business Services, in charge of all international enterprise business activities, excluding France.
As CEO, he will direct the company strategy to support the digital transformation of enterprise customers in France and around the world, stated Orange.
"I am honoured and excited to lead Orange Business Services on its ambition to be at the forefront of the data-driven economy. I believe our global talent, expertise and assets position us to deliver an unmatched experience for our enterprise customers worldwide. With a relentless customer focus - combined with people empowerment and commitment to innovation - I am confident that we will achieve continued success and growth for both our customers and Orange," said Reisinger.
Orange Business Services said Reisinger has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise market and solutions space.
"Before joining Orange Business Services in 2007, Helmut held management positions across Europe at Avaya Inc, NextiraOne Germany and Alcatel Austria," the company said.
In October 2017 Orange released its 3rd quarter financial results and recorded quarter-on-quarter revenue and subscriber growth within the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, with a 3.1% increase in revenue for the quarter.