Hugues Foulon

CEO, Orange Cyberdefense & ExCom Member, Orange Group, France

Hugues Foulon, born in 1968, is Executive Director of Strategy and Cybersecurity activities for the Orange Group and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Cyberdefense. He began his career in 1994 at Générale des Eaux (Veolia group) where he was appointed Director of a drinking water plant, then Director of Monégasque de Télédistribution and Monégasque des Eaux. In 2000, he made his first foray into the world of telecoms by joining Vivendi group’s Monaco Telecom as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in charge of functional departments. In 2005, he joined the Group as Director of B2C Commercial Finance for the Mobile business. He remained there for two years, before moving to Northern Africa and becoming Maroc Telecom’s Director of Controlling. In 2007, he returned to Orange, where he took on roles as Management Control Director for the Marketing and Innovation division, Director to the Group’s Delegate Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance, then CFO of OMEA. He was then appointed Head of the Chairman & CEO’s office and Secretary of the Group’s Executive Committee. He is a graduate of École polytechnique and the École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées (ENSTA). He is also an auditor of the 66th “defense policy” session of the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN).