Jean-François Fallacher was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Orange Romania starting with July 1.
At the same time, the current CEO of the company, Thierry Millet, will return to France where he will continue to work within the France Telecom group.
Millet will coordinate the payment activities for the mobile phone and the development of contactless payment services in countries where the group has a presence, which is one of the seven strategic programs announced by Stéphane Richard on May 31.
“The six years spent in Orange Romania represent an important period in my career. It was a challenge to run the company during economic crisis after previously I contributed to its rapid development from the position of Commercial Manager,” said Millet.
He also added: “The new position of Vice President Payment and Contactless in the group will be for me a change in perspective where I will have the opportunity to develop one of the most promising domains in the industry, which is still at the beginning of the road.”
The new Orange Romania CEO, Jean-François Fallacher has a strong background on both the business market and mass-market. He started his career in France on the business sales segment. He worked in The Netherlands where he launched a company of internet services. Then he launched another company that was a competitor of KPN, leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in The Netherlands.
Before coming to Romania, Fallacher was CEO of Sofrecom, an international consultancy company, part of the France Telecom- Orange group, where he developed mobile operations and services in the various markets where the group is present.
He attended the ESSEC Business School, Ecole nationale supérieure des Télécommunications and Ecole polytechnique.
“As a leader on the communications market, Orange Romania will focus on providing clients with the best experience and quality of services. At the same time, we will dedicate our efforts to discover new ways of growth and bring an added value to the market,” Jean-François Fallacher.