Safran Makes Management Appointments

Safran Makes Management Appointments

Olivier Andriès has been named executive vice president of Safran. He is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Andriès will succeed Philippe Petitcolin as CEO of Safran on January 1, 2021. Andriès joined Airbus in 2000, in charge of Widebody Aircraft Programs and joined Safran in 2008 as executive vice president, Strategy and Development. He was subsequently named EVP in charge of the Defense and Security branch, and a member of the Management Board, in 2009. In 2011, Andriès became CEO of Turbomeca (now Safran Helicopter Engines). In 2015 he was appointed CEO of Safran Aircraft Engines.

Jean-Paul Alary has been appointed CEO of Safran Aircraft Engines. He succeeds Olivier Andriès and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Alary started his career in 1991 at Snecma (now Safran Aircraft Engines). He moved to Snecma’s Commercial Engine division in 2010 as head of customer support. In 2013, Jean-Paul Alary was named executive vice president, Safran Electronics division at Sagem (now Safran Electronics & Defense). In 2015, he was named CEO of Safran Nacelles, and in 2018 he was appointed CEO of Safran Landing Systems.

Cédric Goubet has been named CEO of Safran Landing Systems. He succeeds Jean Paul Alary and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Goubet started as career as a senior civil servant and in 2007, he was named chief of staff for French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a position he held until joining Safran in 2010 as deputy to the deputy chief executive officer, Operations. He was named vice president for CFM programs at Snecma (now Safran Aircraft Engines) and EVP of CFM International in 2011. In 2015 he became EVP, Commercial Engine division at Safran Aircraft Engines, and in 2018, he was appointed CEO of Safran Nacelles.

Vincent Caro has been named CEO of Safran Nacelles. He succeeds Cédric Goubet and becomes a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Caro started his career with Labinal’s automotive business, in a series of purchasing positions. He was named head of purchasing at Labinal in 2001, then managing director of the Casablanca, Morocco-based joint venture Matis Aerospace (between Boeing and Safran) in 2005. He moved to Snecma (now Safran Aircraft Engines) in 2008 as head of purchasing, then joined Messier Bugatti-Dowty (now Safran Landing Systems) in 2013 as EVP, Programs. Two years later, he was named head of the company’s Wheels and Brakes division.