Dr Helmut Reisinger has been named the new chief executive officer of Orange Business Services. He takes over from Thierry Bonhomme, who has become special advisor to the chairman and CEO, prior to his retirement later this year.

Posts previously held by Reisinger include vice president international for the company, where he was in charge of all its international enterprise business activities (excluding France). He also held management positions at Avaya Inc, NextiraOne Germany and Alcatel Austria.

According to Orange, as CEO, Reisinger will direct the company strategy to “support the digital transformation of enterprise customers around the world.” This will include France.

Speaking of the new role, he said: "I am honored and excited to lead Orange Business Services in 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.”

Orange Business Services works across a variety of sectors including public safety - for instance recently providing its cloud service to the Paris Police.

Author: Philip Mason