Michel Combes

Director, Board of Directors

Mr. Combes rejoined the F5 board in October 2023. He previously served as a director from July 2018 to March 2021. Mr. Combes currently serves as Executive Vice President at Claure Group, a global entrepreneurial and investment firm.

He served previously as Chief Executive Officer and as president of SoftBank Group International, from June 2020 to June 2022, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint from January 2018 until April 2020. His prior leadership roles also include Chief Executive Officer of Altice N.V., Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Europe, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of TDF Group, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom.

Mr. Combes currently serves as Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Phillip Morris International, and as Director and Chair of the Nominations & Renumerations Committee for Etisalat. He is also a member of the Advisory Team for McLaren Racing Limited and serves on the boards of several private companies.

Mr. Combes received a M.S. degree from École Polytechnique with a focus in engineering and a doctorate from Paris Dauphine University.