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CEO hails motorcycle to make it to Reuters Summit on time

May 18, 2009

Alain Dutheil, CEO of  mobile chipmaker  ST-Ericsson,  is not a man easily deterred when he wants to get somewhere.

“My plane was late and when I arrived there was no car there to take me into town as planned.” So what did the 64-year-old do?

“I took a motorcycle, it was the only way I could make it to the Reuters Summit on time.”

Dutheil, who could retire next year, said the ride took him 25 minutes from Orly during morning rush hour in Paris for 55 euros, just around 15 euros more than a regular cab fare.

“Of course, I didn’t ride the bike myself,” he added.

 

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