Michel Combes is chief executive officer and president of Sprint. He also serves on the Sprint board of directors.
As CEO, Michel oversees day-to-day operations, including building America’s first mobile 5G network, offering customers the best value proposition, enhancing retail and digital distribution, improving the customer experience and ensuring Sprint is a great place to work.
Michel joined the company in January 2018 as president and chief financial officer, responsible for leading the company’s financial operations, strategy and continued cost transformation.
He is a proven veteran in the telecommunications industry with 30 years of experience. He serves on the board of CTIA, a national trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States.
Before Sprint, Michel was CEO – and previously chief operating officer – of Altice, as well as chairman and CEO of SFR Group.
Before joining Altice in September 2015, Michel was CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, beginning in April 2013. Other leadership positions included CEO of Vodafone Europe, chairman and CEO of TDF Group, and chief financial officer and senior executive vice president of France Telecom.
Michel is a graduate of École Polytechnique, Télécom ParisTech and Paris Dauphine University. He lives in the Kansas City area.