- President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus, France
Graduate, Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, France. Formerly, several years with French ministries. 1993, with Matra Defense; 1998, Chief Executive Officer, Matra BAe Dynamics; 2003, Chief Executive Officer, Eurocopter. 2006, Chief Operating Officer, Airbus; responsible for the company's wide-ranging restructuring and change programme (Power8), the Executive Committee functions of Operations, Engineering and Procurement, and the A350 programme; since June 2012, President and Chief Executive Officer.