Delphine Ernotte, a graduate of Centrale Paris, started her career at France Telecom as a financial analyst before becoming an econometric engineer at FT R&D. She has also headed the Paris Orange shops and served as the Managing Director of the Group's subsidiary SDR from 2000 to 2004.From 2004 to 2006, Delphine Ernotte was the Centre Val de Loire Regional Director. In July 2006, she took over Orange's Sponsorship and Commercial Communication Division. In May 2008, she was appointed Head of Sales and Services and then Head of Customer Markets for Orange France, and has been Senior Executive Vice-President of Orange France since April 2010.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 224 million customers at 30 June 2012, including 166 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.