Gabrielle Gauthey is Group Corporate President, in charge of Global Government sector, Public safety and Defense for Alcatel-Lucent. She is also President of the innovation and research Commission at the French business association Medef and Vice-president of FIEEC, the French telecom ICT and Electronic Industry Organisation. Gabrielle Gauthey is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole des Mines of Paris and holds a postgraduate degree in economic analysis.
She began her career with France Telecom. In 1990 she became General Secretary of the “Invest in France” agency.
From 1995 to 1997 she was adviser to the French Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Space Affairs, in charge of the Telecom reform. From 1998 to July 2000 she was Deputy CEO of Sofirad and CEO of “Le SAT”, the first satellite-based operator of French-language digital TV and radio services in Africa.
Till January 2003, she was Director of the Information and Communication Technologies Department at the Caisse des Depots et Consignations, responsible for investment in the” regional digital development” programme by mandate of the State. From 2003 to 2008 she was Commissioner at the French Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP).