About Elie Girard

Former CEO, Atos

Elie Girard is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris and of Harvard University. He began his career as auditor at Andersen, before joining the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry in the Treasury department. Between 2004 and 2007, Elie Girard worked for the Office of the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry in France. He joined Orange in 2007 and was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 2010 to 2014, he was Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategy & Development of the Orange group, member of the Group Executive Committee. In April 2014, Elie Girard joined Atos as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Atos Group. He was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in February 2015 and Group Senior Executive Vice President in February 2018. In March 2019, Elie was appointed Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He became Chief Executive Officer of Atos in November of the same year.

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Articles posted by Elie Girard

2021: a year to reboot, rebuild and rebound

In every company, 2020 was a year of reckoning. Being required to operate with minimal human presence, in a context of severe disruption and uncertainty, has been a test of their resilience, as organizations and as human communities. And, for many established companies in every industry, a test of their capacity to quickly adapt to massive change. In…

Brain-Computer Interfaces and ethics within technology innovation

Three years ago, our Journey publication explored HMI (Human Machine Interaction / Interfaces) as the frontier between the digital and human worlds. Some of these technologies exist today in our everyday lives, many of us are now becoming used to asking Alexa or Google for information or to turn on some music. Others are still revolutionary, like neural…