Thierry Breton

French businessman and politician

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Thierry Breton: French businessman and politician
Thierry Breton is a French businessman and politician who has been serving as the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services since 2019. He previously was a professor at Harvard Business School and a Finance minister of France. In the private sector, he has been vice-chairman and CEO of Groupe Bull, Chairman and CEO of Thomson-RCA (1997–2002), Chairman and CEO of France Télécom (2002–2005). An Honorary Chairman of both Thomson and France Telecom, he most recently Chairman and CEO of international information technology services company Atos from 2008 until 2019.


EU industry chief tells Facebook to adapt to EU, not other way round

EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday it was for Facebook to adapt to Europe's standards, not the other way round, as he criticized the U.S. social media giant's proposed internet..
Reuters - Published

EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G

European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton dismissed claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany..
Reuters - Published

MEPs approve Thierry Breton as France’s European Commissioner

European Parliament members approved French businessman Thierry Breton as France’s European Commissioner on Thursday, according to sources, after a grilling final hearing focused on conflict of..
France 24 - Published

Macron proposes Atos chief as French EU commissioner

France has proposed Atos chief executive Thierry Breton as its candidate for head of industrial policy at the European Commission, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday after his first..
Reuters - Published

Emmanuel Macron picks CEO of outsourcing firm Atos to be EU Commissioner

Thierry Breton could face opposition from MEPs
Independent - Published

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