(born 24 August 1961) is a French businessman and the Chief Executive and Chairman of the worldwide mobile phone network Orange.
Stéphane Richard was born in Caudéran in the Gironde department in Aquitaine (South-West France), on 24 August 1961.
He is the son of an engineer.
He studied at École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Paris) and École nationale d'administration in Strasbourg.
From 2007 until 2009 he was Chief of Staff to the French Minister for the Economy, Industry, and Employment, now the Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry.
He joined Orange in September 2009, becoming deputy Chief Executive.
He became Chief Executive of Orange S.A. on 1 March 2011.
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He was awarded the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) in 2006.