Appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer
At AccorHotels in Paris, France
Vivek Badrinath joins Accor as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He will be responsible for
marketing, digital solutions, distribution, and information systems. Vivek Badrinath will
be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. This appointment will be effective
as of March 1st, 2014.
Vivek Badrinath was born in 1969. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École
Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST). Vivek Badrinath started his
career in 1992 at the French Ministry of Industry. In 1996, he joined Orange, working in
various technical positions with the Long Distance Networks Department before moving
to be CEO of Thomson India in 2000. He returned to Orange in 2004 as Technical
Director in charge of mobile activities and then joined the group’s Executive Committee
in 2009, heading up the Networks and Operators Division. He was then named
Executive Director of Orange Business Services from April 2010 to April 2012 before
being appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Innovation, Marketing and
Technologies on May 1, 2013.