Etienne Fouques was previously President of the Mobile Communications activities from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that he was President of the Carrier Networking activities from 2001 to 2003 President of the Switching and Routing activities from 1998 to 2001 and Chief Operating Officer of the Mobile Communications activities from 1995 to 1998.
From 1990 to 1994 he was director of customer services covering French and International markets for switching and transmission products. From 1980 to 1990 he was in charge of export operations for Thomson (telephony). From 1972 to 1980 he was a software engineer in charge of developing the first generations of digital telephone switches.