France Telecom set to overhaul exec team

Natalie Apostolou
21 Dec 2009
Daily News

France Telecom has confirmed that it will reshuffle its senior executive management team early next year in a bid to reboot the group’s image after a year racked by controversy.

The executive revamp comes as senior vice-president Barbara Dalibard announced that her departure from the company in early 2010 to work for French regions and state-owned railway operator SNCF.

A France Telecom spokesperson said, "in addition to the new social contract and the planned announcement at the end of February of a major new company project, the group's management will be adapted and will include new management profiles."

France Telecom has endured a tough year in terms of human resources management and staff morale, following 25 employee suicides.

A replacement for Dalibard, who heads the Orange Business Services unit, has yet to be named.

Meanwhile, Dalibard last Friday announced details of France Telecom’s cloud computing strategy which will be implemented over the next two years.

It said it would launch a dozen new services over the next two years, including an on-demand hosted infrastructure service, business software for lease and security and collaboration apps.

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