CEO of SFR
Michel Combes (born March 29, 1962) is a French businessman and the current CEO of French telecommunications company SFR.
He attended the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, then graduated from École Polytechnique in 1983,Télécom ParisTech, Paris Dauphine University and Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam).
After several jobs in ministries, at France Télécom and at TDF, he was CEO of Vodafone Europe from 2008 to 2012.
On February 22, 2013, the Alcatel-Lucent board of directors appointed Michel Combes as the company’s CEO, succeeding Ben Verwaayen (effective April 1).On June 19, 2013, Combes announced plans to focus Alcatel-Lucent’s operations on networking products and high-speed broadband in order to cut costs by 1 billion euros by 2015.