Didier Dillard is an experienced executive in the telecom industry, who spent most of his career within the Orange group, formerly known as France Telecom and several years in the wholesale team of the American operator Sprint. He started his career in France Telecom submarine cable division moving from project manager for new systems, engineer in charge of installation projects onboard cable ships and finally director of marine operations. He held then several management positions in marketing, commercial and regulatory in Paris, New York and Kansas City.
He was appointed CEO of Orange Marine on January 1st 2018. Orange Marine is a subsidiary fully owned by Orange dedicated to installation and maintenance of submarine cables through its cable ships fleet, its ROVs and cable depots.
Didier Dillard graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), he holds a MS in Telecommunications Engineering and a MBA from Columbia University (New York).