CHAM 2016

Thierry BRETON
CEO, Atos; Former Minister

Thierry Breton has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atos SE since 2009.

Atos is an international IT services company with annual revenues of € 11 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, payment services, consulting, system integration and managed services. Atos is the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games. 

Prior to that, he held several global leadership positions, including CEO of electronics multinational company Thomson (1997-2002) and CEO of Europe’s largest telecommunications company France Telecom (2002-2005). 

He served as France’s Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry (2005-2007) before becoming a professor at Harvard University (2007-2008). 

Thierry Breton has been named one of The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World (2010) by the Harvard Business Review and has been granted the Montgelas Prize (2015) for outstanding actions in favor of French-German cooperation. 

He has been elected President of the French National Association for Research and Technology (2015) and member of the French Academy of Technologies (2016). 

A Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, Thierry Breton graduated from the Paris École Supérieure d’Électricité (Supelec), and the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN, 46th class).