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François VERZELE (46y) has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunication world.
In 1997, he joined the Engineering and Development Department of Mobistar (today Orange Belgium)
He started his career at the Ministry of Interior where he worked on a project to refresh the TELCO and IT of the emergency services.
Interested in business development he was a leader in the architecture and the implementation of the 1st MVNO hosted by Mobistar(today Orange Belgium) in 2005.
3 months before the 1st EU regulation François took the responsibility of the roaming team in charge of the wholesale and retail businesses in the marketing department
Successively reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, Enterprise and Wholesale Officer, he was responsible for the evolution of the Roaming and Interconnection business for Mobistar and its subsidiary Orange Luxembourg.
In July 2014, he has been appointed Director of the Wholesale businesses, leading a team of 25 experts in charge of the Mobile Wholesale (Roaming and MVNO )businesses, the Carrier and Transaction Wholesale (Interconnection domestic and international, third parties & mobile payments ) businesses, the development and the Excellence in ‘In Life’ management.
He reports to the Chief Innovation and Wholesale and CEO of orange Luxembourg.
Thanks to his technical and business background, he is an active contributor in the Orange Group Roaming & Wholesale organizations.
François earned his M.Sc.of Electrical Engineering (telecommunication) from Faculté Polytechnique de Mons and is also graduated from the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Solvay Business school in Brussels (executive master in general management)