Vivek Badrinath, born in 1969, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and ENST.

He began his career in the French Ministry for Industry and has 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector.

He joined the Orange Group in 1996, working in various technical positions , before being appointed CEO of Thomson India in 2000. After returning to Orange in 2004, he became CTO of mobile activities, then joined the Group’s Executive Committee in 2009, heading up the networks and operators division.

Between 2010 & 2013, he headed Orange Business Services. In May 2013, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Innovation, Marketing and Technologies.

He joined the Accor Group in March 2014, as Deputy CEO in charge of Marketing, Digital, Distribution & IT