Emmanuel Franc

Chief Commercial Officer

Emmanuel Franc is Arianespace’s Chief Commercial Officer, with the focus on commercializing the company’s launch services solutions and defining future market requirements.

He joined the Arianespace Sales & Marketing Department in 2018. Previously, Franc was Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing with a unit of ABB specialized in high-voltage electrical grids.

Earlier, 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, Franc was named Vice President and Managing Director of Alstom Environmental Control Solutions, a position he held until 2016.

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).

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