Thierry Breton is a French politician.
Breton was vice-chairman and CEO of Groupe Bull (1996-1997), chairman and CEO of Thomson-RCA (1997–2002) and chairman and CEO of France Télécom (2002–2005). In 2005 he entered politics serving as Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry (2005-2007) in the governments of Prime Ministers Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Dominique de Villepin, during the presidency of Jacques Chirac. From 2007 to 2008 he was a professor at Harvard Business School before joining group Atos from 2009 to 2019 as its CEO.
Since 2019, he is the European Commissioner for Internal Market under the presidency of Ursula von der Leyen.