Helene Auriol Potier

Independent Director, Infosys

Helene Auriol Potier

Ms. Helene Auriol Potier has built her career in digital technologies and in the telecommunications industry. A truly global career spanning multiple geographies, including the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

She started her career in New York in telecommunications in 1986. In 1990, Helene joined the Canadian mobile technology company Nortel Networks Corporation where she spent 15 years and held various senior leadership positions among which were also Vice President Sales Mobile Division Worldwide and Vice President Services & Operations EMEA.

In 2005, Helene joined Dell Inc. She was the CEO Africa, Mediterranean and CEE.

She joined Microsoft Corporation in 2008. During her 10 years tenure at Microsoft, she served in various senior leadership capacities including CEO Microsoft Singapore and, Managing Director Artificial Intelligence Europe.

From November 2018 to December 2020, she was Executive Vice-President in charge of International Business B2B for Orange.

Helene is often called to speak on the topics of digital transformation, corporate governance and ESG.

She served as independent director on the boards of US listed company Mimecast Limited until May 2022, Ispen S.A. until May 2018 and Faiveley Transport S.A. until November 2016.

Helene received a Master of Science in Engineering from Telecom Paris and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Helene currently serves as independent non-executive director on the boards of Safran S.A., Accor S.A., Randstad N.V. and Oddo BHF S.C.A. She chairs the Accor board ESG committee and Oddo BHF board compensation committee. Helene is also ESG co-chair and board member at Institut Fran├žais des Administrateurs, (IFA), the French association of corporate directors. She is also a senior advisor at a leading global private equity firm.