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Hélène Auriol Potier

Hélène Auriol Potier

Group Independent Director, Member of the Appointments and Compensation Committee, Member of the Innovation, Technology & Climate Committee

Expertise and experience

Born in 1962, Hélène Auriol Potier, a French national, graduated as an engineer from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris and completed an Executive Program MBA at INSEAD.

Hélène Auriol Potier built her career in the digital technologies and telecommunications industry in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.

She started her career in New York at France Télécom in 1986.

In 1990, she joined the Canadian mobile technology company Nortel, where she spent 16 years and successively held several management positions including Vice-President Mobile Pre-Sale Division and Vice-President EMEA, Services & Operations.

In 2006, she joined Dell as Managing Director, in charge of the Africa and Mediterranean region and as a member of the Executive Committee of Dell Emerging Markets.

She joined Microsoft in 2009 as General Manager – Enterprises, Public Sector and Partners – and as a member of the Executive Committee of Microsoft France. She was then appointed General Manager of Microsoft Singapore and a member of the Executive Committee of Microsoft Asia-Pacific. In 2013, she was appointed General Manager of Microsoft Dynamics, Western Europe.

Hélène Auriol Potier has been General Manager of Microsoft Western Europe Public Sector since 2016.


Current offices

  • Safran: Director: Safran
  • Non-Group: Director: Ipsen(1) (also Chair of the Ethics Committee and member of the Compensation Committee) / Member of the Supervisory Board: Oddo BHF SCA


(1) Listed company


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