Sprint appoints former Altice CEO as its new CFO

By Pouyan Broukhim

US telco Sprint has announced the appointment of its new President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Michel Combes, an established and proven name within the telecommunications industry.

“Michel is an extremely capable and accomplished global telecom and cable industry leader and I know bringing him on board will help to accelerate our progress as Sprint begins the next chapter of our transformation,” said Marcelo Claure, Chief Executive Officer of Sprint.

See also:

“He is a visionary executive with a proven track record of successfully transforming leading telecom and media companies and will help us to execute our strategic plan and strengthen our team.”

Combes joins Sprint from Netherlands-based telco Altice NV, having served as both the CEO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) there.

Further, previous to this, Combes acted as the Chairman and CEO of SFR Group, a French telecommunications and media firm.

“I have known Marcelo for many years and am delighted to join the Sprint team and build upon the great progress achieved to date,” said Combes.

“This is an exciting challenge and unique opportunity to help lead a distinguished company through an historic turnaround and its most exciting period yet.”

Combes’ new appointment, set to commence 6 January, will require him to relocate to the Kansas City area, with Sprint being headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.


Featured Articles

Amelia DeLuca, CSO at Delta Air Lines on Female Leadership

Driving decarbonisation at Delta Air Lines, Chief Sustainability Officer Amelia DeLuca discusses the rise of the CSO and value of more women in leadership

Liz Elting – Driving Equality & Building Billion-$ Business

Founder and CEO Liz Elting Turned Her Passion into Purpose and Created a Billion-Dollar Business While Fighting for Workplace Equality – and Winning

JPMorgan Chase: Committed to supporting the next generation

JPMorgan has unveiled a host of new and expanded philanthropic activities totalling US$3.5 million to support the development of apprenticeship programmes

How efficient digital ecosystems became business critical

Technology & AI

Mastercard: Supporting clients at a time of rapid evolution

Digital Strategy

Why Ceridian has boldly rebranded to Dayforce

Human Capital