Emmanuel Franc joins Arianespace and will become the Senior Vice President – Sales & Business Development on January 1, 2019
Arianespace announced today that Emmanuel Franc has joined its Sales & Marketing Department and is to succeed Jacques Breton as the Senior Vice President - Sales & Business Development on January 1, 2019.
He then will become a member of the company’s Executive Committee, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Israël.
Emmanuel Franc will capitalize on his experience over the past 25 years as a specialist in business development and the negotiation of major international contracts, working for leading global corporations.
From 2016 until joining Arianespace, Emmanuel Franc was Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing with a unit of ABB specialized in high-voltage electrical grids.
Previously, he worked for Alstom in energy-related sectors, holding various management positions between 1993 and 2016 in France, the United States and other international locations. In particular, he headed the sales department in different Alstom divisions concerning renewable energies and environmental impact. In 2012, he was named Vice President and Managing Director of Alstom Environmental Control Solutions, a position he held until 2016.
Emmanuel Franc started his career in 1991 as a research and development engineer in Texas with Schlumberger – a global supplier of technology solutions for the oil and gas industry.
He holds a mechanical and hydraulic engineering degree from the University of Grenoble (INPG).
“I’m delighted to welcome Emmanuel Franc to Arianespace,” said Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace. “He will be able to leverage his unrivaled experience with major international contracts to enhance our market position with the advent of the new Ariane 6 and Vega C launch vehicles. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Jacques Breton, as he was able to establish a strong relationship with our customers and help make Arianespace a predominant player in the space transportation market. I would like to wish Jacques all the best for the future, and welcome Emmanuel as we focus on new successes in the launch services business.”
Arianespace uses space to make life better on Earth by providing launch services for all types of satellites into all orbits. It has orbited more than 580 satellites since 1980, using its family of three launchers, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Arianespace is headquartered in Evry, near Paris, and has a technical facility at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, plus local offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Singapore. Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74% of its share capital, with the balance held by 15 other shareholders from the European launcher industry.