Pierre-Yves Panis is Director Design & User Experience (D&U) Orange, the central design structure for the entire group. In 2012 he formed a multidisciplinary team of fifty designers based in Paris, London, Amman and Abidjan.
He was previously Director of Design and Art Director of Legrand, a leader in products and systems for electrical installations and data networks. Before joining Legrand in 2003, PY Panis was Principal Designer of the North American leader in faucets. Before head of management of design in the United States and France, Pierre-Yves spent eight years in Southern Africa where he established and led Design Co Operation (COD), an NGO operating in the informal sector Zimbabwe - and built around a reflection and commitment in the "design for development".
Graduate Ensci (National School of Industrial Creation), he also worked for design consultants structures produced in France and in New York. Pierre-Yves is International Advisor to the DMI (Design Management Institute) and member of the Executive Board of Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design of).