Olivier Sichel, 52, is a graduate from ESSEC Business School, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and an alumnus of the ENA (National School of Administration).
Starting out as a Finance Inspector in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in 1998 he became director of a France Télécom agency. In 2000, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Alapage.com, a pioneering e-business company and subsidiary of Wanadoo, whose Chairman and CEO he also became in 2002. He then oversaw the integration of the French Internet access leader into the parent company, France Télécom, where he became Executive Director of the Landline & Internet Europe Division.
In 2006, he became Partner of the venture capital firm Sofinnova, he supervised the investments in innovative tech businesses. In 2012 he became Chairman and CEO of the European leader for pure player online shopping guides, LeGuide.com. Since January 2018, he has been Deputy CEO of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he oversees the subsidiaries and holdings, and Director of Banque des Territoires.