Laurent Célérier is CTO at Orange Cyberdefense since 2018, leading innovation, product development, partnerships, marketing, and communication activities. Laurent attended the French naval academy and war college. He started his career by serving a number of navy ships on board, notably as captain of a frigate carrying out anti-pirate missions. He was subsequentially appointed as an advisor for strategic and industrial affairs at the office of the French joint chief of defense staff. After an appointment at the French National Security Agency (ANSSI), he was designated to lead the construction and to be the first commanding officer of the French cyber command (COMCYBER).