Arnauld BlondetChief Innovation Officer – Africa & Middle East at Orange
47-years-old, Arnauld has spent most of his 22 year’s career within Orange.
After Paris Business School and MBA at CNAM, he started in sales to support retail for mobile phones.
Arnauld launched the French Orange franchise stores with more than 100 new shops. After being in charge of different retail distribution channels , he was in charge of proprietary Orange shops, representing more than 800 points of sales in France.
Arnauld has been working for 11 years in innovation. Dealing first with 8 European countries, he joined AMEA region 10 years ago.
After opening the Amman (Jordan) Technocentre focused on innovation for AMEA region, he opened Technocentre in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire). The Technocentre is the Orange Group organization which develop innovation into the 20+ affiliates in the region.
Starting with Orange money, a key VAS, and developing new services every year which fulfills technology gap and market needs in each of Orange affiliates in Africa Middle East.