The former public service France Télécom has become a multinational like any other, while maintaining close links with the French government.

Check all our investigations on Orange.

Tous les chiffres


  • N° 9 telecom operator globally
  • N° 3 telecom company in Europe
  • 1st in France

Profits and dividends (million €)

Wages and turnover (2021, million €)


CEO pay

2 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

28 (2021)


35,9 % of employees 42,9 % of executive committee (2021)

Lobbying expenses declared

1,9 -2.3 million € (Paris and Brussels, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

17,4 % (2019)

GHG emissions declared

1 309 thousand tons eqCO2 (2021)
  • Website
  • Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • Leadership Christel Heydemann (CEO since 2022), Stéphane Richard (chair and CEO until 2022), Jacques Aschenbroich (chairman of the board since 2022) 2022)
  • Shareholders French state (13.39%), Bpifrance (9.56%),
  • Board members Jacques Aschenbroich (Chairman of the board, Valeo), Christel Heydemann (CEO, ex Schneider Electric), Stéphanie Besnier (Government representative, APE), Anne Lange (Mentis), Thierry Sommelet (Bpifrance representative), Alexandre Bompard (Carrefour), Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner (Publicis), Bernard Ramanantsoa (administrator of companies), Frédéric Sanchez (Fives), Jean-Michel Severino (administrator of companies and investor), Laurence Dalboussière (shareholding employees representative), Sébastien Crozier (workers representative), Vincent Gimeno (workers representative), Magali Vallée (workers representative).
  • Key subsidiaries Sonatel, Orange Banque, Orange Business Services
  • Former names and companies absorbed France Télécom, PTT
  • Main countries France, Senegal, Spain, Poland, Romania, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, DRC, Egypt, Mali, Belgium

Orange in our investigations

Get in touch with us

  • Need more information?
  • Have a question?
  • Or an information to share?
Contact us