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Thales is a French defence manufacturer and is ranked as the 7th largest in the world [1]. It commands global military sales of $7.7bn per year for its products, which include missiles, avionics, naval systems, radar and optronics.

Ownership of other companies


Accessed May 2013: [1]  

Board (Correct at September 2009)

Accessed May 2011: [2]

  • Luc Vigneron - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales
  • Oliver Bourges - Deputy General Manager of the French Government Shareholding Agency (APE)
  • Marie-Paule Delpierre - Director elected by employees
  • Charles Edelstenne - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Dassault-Aviation
  • Yannick d'Escatha - Chairman of CNES (French Space Agency)
  • Roger Freeman - Consultant and Chairman of the Advisory Panel of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London UK
  • Dominique Floch - Director elected by employees
  • Steve Gentili - Chairman of the board of BRED Banque Populaire
  • Philippe Lepinay - Representative of employee shareholders
  • Didier Lombard - Chairman of France Telecom
  • Pierre Mutz - Former Préfet of Ile de France Region
  • Bruno Parent - Inspecteur Général des Finances, previously Director of Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control
  • Loik Segalen - Executive Vice President, Economic and Financial Affairs of Dassault-Aviation
  • Amaury de Seze - Chairman of the board of Carrefour
  • Eric Trappier - Executive Vice President, International of Dassault-Aviation
  • TSA - represented by Bernard Rétat - Chairman of the Defence Commission of the ASD (AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe)

Contact details

173 Blvd Haussmann
Cedex 08

Tel: +33 1 53 77 80 00


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Related Sourcewatch


  1. Thales BOard, organizational web page, accessed May 24, 2013.
  2. Board, Thales, accessed May 2, 2011.