Thierry Breton (53) was elected Chairman and CEO of Atos Origin and a member of the Board of Directors in February 2009.
He was previously Executive Managing Director and then Vice Chairman of the Bull Group from 1993 to 1996. He later became Chairman and CEO of Thomson from 1997 to 2002 and of France Telecom from 2002 to 2005.
From February 2005 to May 2007, Thierry Breton was the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry. A graduate of the Ecole supÃ©rieure d'Ã©lectricitÃ© "Supelec" of Paris and of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de DÃ©fense Nationale, he has been honored with the prestigious awards of "Officier de la LÃ©gion d'Honneur" and "Commandeur de l'Ordre National du MÃ©rite".