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Bruno Mettling

Chief Executive Officer

Orange EMEA

Bruno Mettling is married and the father of 2 children. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques and of the Aix-en-Provence law school.

He began his career at the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance. In 1988 he was in charge of finance at the Ministry of Labour. From 1988 to 1990 he was Deputy Director of the Minister’s office for Infrastructure, Housing, Transport and the Sea. In 1991, he became Inspector of Finance and joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Bruno Mettling was then appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer for La Poste. In October 1999, he joined Caisses d’Epargne where he launched a reform of the Human Resources function, before being in charge of commercial development and then of strategic planning. In 2004, he joined Banque Populaire Group of which he became Deputy CEO.

In April 2010, he was asked to join France Telecom in the context of social crisis, as executive Director and in charge of Group Human Resources and Internal communication. He was also appointed Deputy CEO in November 2011.

Bruno Mettling is the author of a report on digital technology impacts on work, which was delivered in October 2015 to the Ministry of Labour.

On 1st March 2016 he was appointed CEO of Orange Middle East Africa (OMEA) holding which includes all Orange operations in this geographical area. On May 2018, he is Chairman of Orange Middle East and Africa. On November 1st 2018, he creates Topics.

He is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and an Officer of the French Order of Merit. He is also an Officer of the Ivory Coast Legion of Honor. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Air France, vice-president of AMREF (Flying Doctors), President of the board for CEOs of France-West Africa of International Medef and Member of the CIAN Board of Directors.





Third panel: Digitalisation and Youth in Africa