Marc Rennard

Chairman and CEO of Orange Digital Investment

Marc Rennard is Chairman & CEO of Orange Digital Investment. He is in charge of Orange Group’s Corporate Venture Capital activities, and of the Group’s Corporate Development through digital companies.

Marc Rennard was previously Deputy CEO of the Orange Group, in charge of Mobile Financial Services & Customer Experience, including the launch of Orange Bank on the French market and the development of Orange Money in Africa.

Prior to leading the MFS activity, Marc Rennard was the CEO of Orange in the Middle East and Africa region. Under his leadership, the number of Orange customers in the MEA zone has grown from 16 to 110 million. Marc Rennard joined the Orange Group in 2003 as CEO of a telecommunication operator in Spain. He was previously Deputy Managing director of TDF and Managing Director of “Société des Montagnes de l’Arc”, “Groupe Caisse des Dépôts”.

Based in Paris, Marc Rennard sits on various boards of both telcos and Fintech companies. He is “Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur”.

Orange Digital Ventures, a lasting growth catalyst for innovation

Orange is building on its open innovation strategy through a programme specialized on “early stage” investments, among others, in order to further expand its already active role in the global digital ecosystem.

Orange Digital Ventures continues a century-long history of innovations at France Telecom and Orange that changed forever the way we communicate.

With this program, we will of course finance the most talented and driven entrepreneurs. Orange Digital Ventures is a commitment to trust forward-thinking entrepreneurs, creative builders and all those who challenge popular opinion. It is also an acknowledgement that innovation has changed and that a small team of dedicated developers can challenge and shake established industries. “Software is eating the world” and no industry will be left untouched.

But innovation takes more than financial backing. Our commitment is first and foremost to stand by up-coming companies when they face challenges. We commit to prioritizing growth. We commit to unleashing the potential of the company we invest in through active scouting of potential synergies.

In turn, through these investments, Orange will get closer to companies that are agile at grasping and acting on the shifts in technology that are vital to the creation of tomorrow’s digital services.

I’m proud to lead this initiative that brings together start-ups with Orange in a unique combination of talents dedicated to achieving lasting innovation that will shape the next decade of the digital revolution.

Marc Rennard

Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Group and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, born in 1968, has been member of the Orange Group Executive Committee since March 1, 2014. She is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Group and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière joined Orange in 1996 and has held various management positions: Senior Vice-President of International & Backbone Network Factory, Research & Development Director, Head of the Consumer Marketing Department of Orange France and Regional Director in charge of the technical and commercial services dedicated to B2B and B2C customers.

Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière is a graduate of the École des Mines of Paris and of the École Normale Supérieure. She also holds a Doctorate in Quantum Chemistry from the University of Paris XI – Waterloo.

She is a member of various Boards, among which the GSM Association, Engie and Orange Romania.

Jérémie Dutray

Deputy Financial Director of the Group

Jérémie Dutray is Deputy Financial Director of the Group, in charge of mergers and acquisitions and Business Development.

He arrived at Orange in September 2010 as Director to the CEO, Stéphane Richard, and secretary to Orange Executive Committee. Jérémie Dutray was Chief Operating Officer of Orange Belgium from September 2014 to October 2016.

He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications and holds a DEA in finance. He began his career in 2002 at the French Treasury Directorate. In 2004, he joined the French Investments Agency (APE), before being appointed advisor to the Minister of economy, industry and employment from 2007 to 2010.