Orla Noonan began her career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers in London, where she worked from 1994 to 1996.
She then spent more than two decades working in content and media at Groupe AB in Paris, holding various management positions including Executive Vice President responsible for finance, M&A and regulatory affairs.
She was CEO of Groupe AB from 2014 to 2018. Orla was also an independent Board member of Iliad SA ( 2009 to 2021) and of Schibsted Media Group (2017 to 2019). She is currently an independent Board member of Believe, SMCP and Agence France Presse (AFP).
Orla is a graduate of HEC, Paris and has a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.