Professional Career


November 1973 to August 1979; Aluminium Pechiney sales

Assistant to the export Director and responsible for market analysis and management of the commercial network

September 1979 to August 1983; Alucam (Cameroon)

Commercial Director for Pechiney Group in Central and West Africa

September 1983 to December 1987; Aluminium Pechiney

Head of the purchasing department of Aluminium Pechiney Group with responsibility of establishing and negotiating large and international supply contracts of raw materials and products for Pechiney plants

Aerospatiale Group and then EADS and Astrium

December 1987 to December 1994

Commercial Director of the Space Transportation Directorate and later of the Space and Defence Division

January 1995 to July 2000

Deputy Director for the Aerospatiale then EADS Director for International business and commerce.

Director for Europe and North America

July 2000 to January 2011; Astrium

Senior Vice President reporting to the president of Astrium, in charge of Institutional Relations

Since January 2011; Senior consultant


Graduate: Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) 1972

Graduate: INSEAD Advanced Management Programme 1990

Chevalier dans l’ordre de la Légion d’Honneur 2007


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