Orange Romania announces the new Chief Financial Officer


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Orange announces the appointment of Carl Al Khawand as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Orange Romania Group, starting on July 1, 2024. He will take over the responsibilities of Adela Guédon, who will continue her career within the Orange Group as CFO of the division of cyber security, Orange Cyberdefence.

With over 10 years of experience within the Orange Group, Carl is currently Financial Director for the North East region of Orange France, overseeing financial planning and analysis for several operational units, including Orange stores, call center departments, real estate and for the implementation of optical fiber. He also led significant financial transformation projects that improved the accuracy and efficiency of his team.

Previously, Carl held the position of Director of Strategic Projects within Orange France, where he was responsible for strategic analyses, segregation processes and financial restructuring models, demonstrating excellent leadership and project management skills.

Carl completed two Master’s programs, one in Mechanical Engineering from ESTACA and a second in Strategy and Management from ESSEC Business School. Throughout his career, he has studied and worked in diverse cultural environments in several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, France, the USA, Italy and Romania. These experiences helped him develop a deep appreciation for different cultures and improved his adaptability.

In his new role in Romania, Carl Al Khawand’s main objective will be to ensure a stable financial performance in the context of the merger between Orange Romania SA and Orange Romania Communications SA.

Adela Guédon started her career at Orange Romania in 1997, where she quickly evolved from Junior Accountant to Corporate Finance Director, becoming the youngest member of the Executive Committee. She has a 25-year career in the financial field on the European telecommunications market and the Romanian one in particular, and from May she becomes the CFO of the cyber security division, Orange Cyberdefence, within the Orange Group.

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