Executive Vice President - Chief Executive Officer
Orange Business Services
Vivek Badrinath, 41, heads Orange Business Services, the Enterprise Division of the France Telecom Group, since April 2010.
Prior to his current role, Vivek held a number of other senior management roles within the France Telecom Group including Executive Vice President for Networks, Carriers, Platforms and Infrastructure. In this role he was responsible for developing the technical policies for France Telecom Group's IT and Networks, as well as supporting the implementation of its integrated product portfolio and leading the convergence of its network and information systems.
Vivek also spent 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 joining Orange in 2004, Vivek Badrinath spent four years with the consumer electronics firm Thomson. As CEO of its Indian subsidiary, he was responsible for manufacturing and sales, as well as managing the relationship with key customers in the broadcast area.
Vivek Badrinath originally joined the France Telecom Group in 1996, just as France was opening up its telecommunications market to competition. 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 the Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications in Paris.