People: Safran SA (SAF.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Fabre

2013 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Ross McInnes

61 2011 Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs and Member of the Executive Committee

Marc Ventre

63 2011 Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Commercial and Industrial Operations and Member of the Executive Committee

Stephane Abrial

2013 Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Corporate Office

Christian Streiff

60 2013 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Olivier Horaist

55 2013 Deputy Director for European and International Relations

Jean-Pierre Cojan

62 2013 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Transformation, Member of the Executive Committee

Bruno Cotte

Executive Vice President - International, Member of the Executive Committee

Yves Leclere

63 2013 Executive Vice President - Transformation, Member of the Executive Committee, Advisor to the Chairman

Franck Saudo

37 2013 Executive Vice President, Operator Customers at Turbomeca and Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Luc Berard

Member of the Executive Committee, Corporate Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Eric Bachelet

Corporate Senior Vice President - Research and Technology, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Lin Fournereaux

Corporate Senior Vice President - Space, Member of the Executive Committee

Michel Dechelotte

57 2013 Senior Vice President Public Affairs

Jean-Michel Hillion

51 2013 Senior Vice President for Boeing Programs

Jean-Paul Jainsky

62 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Vice President for European and International Relations

Eric Dalbies

45 2013 Vice President - Strategy

Bertrand Delahaye

58 2012 Vice President, Modernization Initiative

Alex Fain

2012 Vice President, Audit and Internal Control

Jean-Paul Louis

60 2014 Vice President, Production

Pierre Thouraud

65 2014 Vice President, Engineering

Olivier Andries

51 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turbomeca, Member of the Executive Committee

Karen Bomba

47 Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Labinal, Member of the Executive Committee

Bruno Even

2013 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Sagem

Vincent Mascre

Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Aircelle, Member of the Executive Committee

Philippe Petitcolin

2013 President - Defense, Security and Member of the Executive Committee

Alain Sauret

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Member of the Executive Committee

Philippe Schleicher

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SME, Member of the Executive Committee

Marc Aubry

50 2011 Representative of Employee Shareholders on the Board

Patrick Gandil

55 2013 Representative of the French State on the Board

Christian Halary

60 2011 Representative of Employee Shareholders on the Board

Xavier Lagarde

65 2011 Director

Astrid Milsan

42 Representative of the French State on the Board

Thierry Perard

2013 Director

Laure Reinhart

58 2011 Representative of the French State on the Board

Giovanni Bisignani

69 2011 Independent Director

Jean-Lou Chameau

62 2011 Independent Director

Monique Cohen

58 2013 Independent Director

Odile Desforges

64 2011 Independent Director

Jean-Marc Forneri

55 2011 Independent Director

Elisabeth Lulin

48 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Fabre

Ross McInnes

Mr. Ross McInnes has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs and Member of the Executive Committee at Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He is part of the Company's Corporate Management. After graduating from the University of Oxford, he started his career with Kleinwort Benson in London. From 1980 to 1989 he held several positions in the corporate finance arm of Continental Bank, working in London, Chicago and Paris. In 1989 he moved to the industrial sector by joining Eridania Beghin-Say. He was named Chief Financial Officer of this company in 1991, and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1999. The following year he moved to Thomson-CSF (now Thales) as Senior Vice President and CFO. In 2005 he moved to PPR as senior vice president for finance and strategy, before joining the Supervisory Board of Generale de Sante in 2006. On request from this Board he served as interim Chairman of the Management Board from March to June 2007. From then until this latest appointment, Mr. McInnes was Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital Europe, a company specialized in infrastructure investments. Additionally to his current duties at the Company, he acts as Director of Aircelle, Turbomeca, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (formerly Messier-Bugatti), Sagem Defense Securite, Morpho, Snecma, Vallaroche Conseil and at Safran USA, Inc. (United States). He is also Permanent representative of Safran on the Board of Directors of Etablissements Vallaroche.

Marc Ventre

Mr. Marc Ventre has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Commercial and Industrial Operations and Member of the Executive Committee at Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace Propulsion & Spatial Branch of the Company from 2006 until April 21, 2011 and Member of Management Board of the Company from July 29, 2009 until April 21, 2011. He worked for Snecma in 1976. From 1979 to 1980, he worked for General Electric Aircraft Engines, where he represented Snecma in the development of motor CFM56. From 1981 to 1988, he was in charge of quality of Snecma de Gennevilliers factory. Currently, he is Director of Techspace Aero, Permanent Representative of Safran on the Board of Arianespace SA and Arianespace Participation, among others. Mr. Marc Ventre is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris and holds a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally to his current duties at the Company, he acts as Director at Techspace Aero (Belgium), as well as Permanent representative of Safran on the Board of Directors of Snecma, Turbomeca, Aircelle, Herakles, Labinal, Hispano-Suiza and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. He is also Member of the Supervisory Board at Radiall and Director at Nexcelle, LLC.

Stephane Abrial

Mr. Stephane Abrial is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Corporate Office of Safran SA, effective as of June 30, 2013. He joined Safran on January 1, 2013 after a military career. Chief of staff of the Air Force with the rank of general from 2006 to 2009, he was appointed in September 2009 Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, located in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, by the 28 NATO nations.

Christian Streiff

Mr. Christian Streiff has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Board at Safran SA since May 28, 2013. He is a Member of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Strategy and Major Projects Committee.

Olivier Horaist

Mr. Olivier Horaist was appointed as Deputy Director for European and International Relations effective on July 1, 2013. A graduate of Ecole Centrale Lille engineering school (1981), he started his career with Snecma, and has held various positions in processes and manufacturing. In 1992, he was named Head of the Production Support department, then Head of the Sheet-metal and Welded-assemblies unit in 1997. In 2000, he was named General Manager of the Corbeil plant, then Head of the Executive Management at the company in 2004. From 2005 until being named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hispano-Suiza in 2007, Mr. Horaist was in charge of executive management at Safran SA.

Jean-Pierre Cojan

Mr. Jean-Pierre Cojan was appointed as Executive Vice President - Strategy and Transformation, Member of the Executive Committee of Safran SA effective on July 1, 2013. He was previously the Company's Executive Vice President - Strategy, Member of the Executive Committee. He was also Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy and Development of the Company from July 2009. He graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris engineering school (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris) in 1974 and joined Snecma in 1977 as Structural Design Engineer. Starting in 1981, he held various customer management positions, including military applications for the CFM56 in the United States, preparation for service entry of new CFM International customers (1985) and customer support for several airlines (1988). Mr. Cojan was then named Head of Customer Technical Support in 1990, then Director of Marketing in 1991. He became Director of the civil aviation market in 1995, then Head of the Commercial Engines division in 2001. In 2007, he was named Chairman and CEO of Aircelle.

Bruno Cotte

Yves Leclere

Mr. Yves Leclere has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Transformation, Member of the Executive Committee and Advisor to the Chairman at Safran SA effective on July 1, 2013. He was previously the Company's Executive Vice President - Transformation and Member of the Executive Committee since April 21, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Leclere served at the Company as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Aircraft Equipment Branch from 2006 until April 21, 2011 and Member of the Management Board of the Company from July 29, 2009 until April 21, 2011. He was Managing Director of ERAM, subsidiary of Groupe Snecma. In 1992, he became the Director of wheels and Brakes division of Messier-Bugatti, and then the Managing Director and Chairman in 1994. He was appointed Director of Messier-Services International, Sagem Defense Securite, Technofan, Labinal Investments, Inc., Messier Services Asia Pte Ltd and Singapore Precision Repair and Overhaul Pte Ltd, as well as Chairman of Board of Directors of Globe Motors, Inc. Mr. Yves Leclere graduated from Hautes etudes commerciales (HEC) in 1982 and Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace in 1973.

Franck Saudo

Mr. Franck Saudo has been Executive Vice President, Operator Customers at Turbomeca and Member of the Executive Committee at Safran SA since July 1, 2013. He started his career in 2003 at the Treasury Department of the French Ministry of Finance as head of financial markets. He was then placed in charge of issues concerning international debt and the Club de Paris. In June 2007, he was named financial sector advisor to the cabinet of the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment. He joined Safran SA in 2011 as deputy to the Company's Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development. He obtained a degree from Ecole Polytechnique in 2000 and a degree from the London School of Economics in 2003.

Jean-Luc Berard

Eric Bachelet

Jean-Lin Fournereaux

Michel Dechelotte

Mr. Michel Dechelotte has been Senior Vice President Public Affairs of Safran SA since September 1, 2013. He started his career in 1980 as a civil administrator with the external economic relations department of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. In 1984, he joined Airbus Industrie, holding management positions in sales, finance, legal and international affairs. Mr. Dechelotte moved to Snecma in August 2001 as corporate vice president in Toulouse. He was named development director in Russia for Snecma Moteurs in September 2003, then Chairman and CEO of PowerJet, the joint venture between Snecma and NPO Saturn in charge of the SaM146 regional jet engine. He moved to Messier-Dowty in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and was then Corporate Secretary of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty from May 2011 until this latest appointment. He graduated from France's HEC in 1976 and ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration) in 1980 business and administration schools, respectively.

Jean-Michel Hillion

Mr. Jean-Michel Hillion has been Senior Vice President for Boeing Programs of Safran SA since October 31, 2013. He joined the Safran Group in 1988, as head of production testing for Elecma, the electronics division of Snecma at the time. He then created the commercial aircraft FADEC repair workshop when the A320 entered service, prior to taking charge of FADEC 2 development for the A340 CFM engine. In 1993, he was named head of commercial aircraft programs at Elecma. He took part in the creation of Snecma Control Systems in 1998, being named head of business development. In 2001, he joined Messier-Bugatti as director of programs for the Hydraulics and Braking Control divisions. Mr. Hillion was subsequently named director of these Messier-Bugatti divisions. He moved to Sagem in September 2008 to direct the creation of Safran Electronics, then was named head of this division in February 2009. He obtained a degree from Ecole Superieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest (ESEO) in 1986 and also received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Paris in 1991.

Jean-Paul Jainsky

Mr. Jean-Paul Jainsky was appointed as Member of the Executive Committee and Vice President for European and International Relations at Safran SA effective on July 1, 2013. He previously served at the Company as Member of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. A graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers (1975), he started his career with SAT (Societe Anonyme de Telecommunications), where he held several positions in the mechanical manufacturing division, before being named Head of Production at the Poitiers plant in 1988. He joined the Company in 1994, , being named director of Sagem's Montlucon and Poitiers plants. In 1998, he was named Vice President, in charge of the Security business, then Vice President, Production and Operations in the Automobile division in 2001. Mr. Jainsky was appointed to the Management Committee in 2002, and became Head of the Security division. When Sagem Defense Securite was created in 2005, he was named Executive Vice President and Head of the Security Division, then Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sagem Securite (which became Morpho) in 2007.

Eric Dalbies

Mr. Eric Dalbies was appointed as Vice President - Strategy at Safran SA effective on July 1, 2013. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1987) and Ecole nationale superieure de l'aeronautique et de l'espace (1992), he joined Societe Europeenne de Propulsion (SEP, now part of Snecma) in 1992, starting as System Design Engineer with the advanced engines department, then Chief Engineer for the HM7 and Vinci. In 2005, he was named Head of rocket engine programs at Snecma. He moved to fellow Group company Turbomeca in 2005, as Head of Information Technology, before being named Deputy to the President and Head of the Safran+ improvement initiative in 2008. He was subsequently appointed as its Vice President for Information Technology in 2011.

Bertrand Delahaye

Mr. Bertrand Delahaye has been Vice President, Modernization Initiative at Safran SA since October 15, 2012. He graduated from the Sup’Aero aeronautical engineering school (1977) and holds a Masters in economic science from the University of Toulouse. He joined Snecma in 1978 and has spent his entire career with the company. He started as an engineer, then held a series of production management positions at the Corbeil plant, before being named head of management control. In 2005 he was named Vice President, Purchasing, then Vice President, Quality several years later. In January 2009, he joined Safran as head the Group’s Audit and Internal Control department.

Alex Fain

Mr. Alex Fain has been Vice President, Audit and Internal Control at Safran SA since December 1, 2012. He graduated from the Ecoles des Mines engineering school in Nancy (1974). He held various positions with Renault SA, then moved to Renault Trucks & Buses, subsequently being named Head of Financial Services at this company. He then joined the Safran group as Vice President, Finance at Hispano-Suiza, before moving to Snecma Services, where he was appointed Executive Vice President in 2002. In 2006 he was named Vice President Finance, General Counsel and Secretary of Snecma, then joined Morpho in 2010 as Executive Vice President.

Jean-Paul Louis

Mr. Jean-Paul Louis has been Vice President, Production of Safran SA since January 1, 2014. He has spent most of his career at Snecma, joining the company in 1979 as a process engineer in the Production division. After holding several positions in processes and production, he was named head of the composites center of industrial expertise in 1990, then the welded assembly unit in 1994. Mr. Louis was subsequently named deputy director of production in 1997, then managing director of the Corbeil plant until the end of 2005, when he was named Snecma Vice President, Production and Supply Chain. Mr. Louis graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers in 1977 and earned a business management degree from IAE Paris in 1978.

Pierre Thouraud

Mr. Pierre Thouraud has been Vice President, Engineering of Safran SA since March 1, 2014. He is also Director of the Group companies Turbomeca, Herakles, Hispano-Suiza and SMA. He joined the Snecma engineering division in 1973. After the first part of his career dedicated to compressor and turbine aerodynamics, he was named head of the advanced engine projects and technologies division in 1988. In 1993, when the CFM56-7 and CFM56-5BP versions were launched, for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Airbus A320 family, respectively, Mr. Thouraud was named CFM56 chief engineer. He was subsequently named deputy to the head of engineering in 1999, in charge of all engines. He held this position until 2002, when he was named Snecma Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Thouraud graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique et de l'Espace aeronautical engineering school (Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique).

Olivier Andries

Mr. Olivier Andries is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turbomeca and Member of the Executive Committee of Safran SA. He served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Defense Security Division of Safran SA from October 1, 2009 until April 21, 2011 and Member of the Company's Management Board from July 2009 until April 21, 2011. He was the Executive Vice President in charge of the Defense Security Division of Safran SA. He joined Safran SA as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1981) and Ecole des Mines de Paris (1984). After holding several positions in the French Ministry of Industry and the Treasury, he joined the cabinet of the Minister of Finance in 1993 as Advisor on industrial affairs. In 1995, he joined the Lagardere Group as Deputy Director of Strategy, in charge of various merger and acquisition projects. Mr. Andries was then named Personal Advisor to Jean-Luc Lagardere in 1998. He joined Airbus in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Product & Services Policy. In 2005, he was named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Cooperation, then Head of Strategy at EADS in July 2007.

Karen Bomba

Bruno Even

Vincent Mascre

Philippe Petitcolin

Alain Sauret

Philippe Schleicher

Marc Aubry

Mr. Marc Aubry has served as a Representative of Employee Shareholders on the Board of Directors of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He is a Member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee. In addition to his current duties at the Company, he occupies the post of Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the corporate mutual fund: Safran Investissement. He has worked with the Group for over 23 years. Since 1990, he has occupied the position of Design Engineer in charge of the development of dynamic sealing for space engine turbopumps. He is an engineer from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Hydraulique et de Mecanique de Grenoble (ENSHMG) (major in water resources and planning) and has a postgraduate degree (DEA) in environment and engineering geophysics (major in hydrology).

Patrick Gandil

Mr. Patrick Gandil has served as Representative of the French State on the Board of Safran SA since May 28, 2013. He is a Member of the Strategy and Major Projects Committee. He is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Polytechnique and an Engineering graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. He previously held various senior civil servant positions, working notably within French regional infrastructure authorities and for the French Ministry of the Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. He also served as a Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees from 1986 to 1995. Since October 2007, Mr. Gandil has been Managing Director of the Aviation Civile, a French public body in charge of the air traffic safety. Mr. Gandil is also a Representative of the French State on the Board of Societe de Gestion de Participations Aeronautiques (SOGEPA) and Office National d'Etudes et de Recherche Aerospatioales (Onera), and a Government Commissioner on the Board of Aeroports de Paris.

Christian Halary

Mr. Christian Halary has served as a Representative of Employee Shareholders on the Board of Directors of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He was Representative of Employee Shareholders on the Supervisory Board of the Company from May 12, 2006. Additionally to his current duties at the Company, he acts as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the corporate mutual funds Partifond, Interfond, Avenir Sagem and Safran Investissement. He holds a Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Microwave Frequency Technology. He began his career in 1980, first as a Research Engineer, then as Engineer responsible for product development, at Sagem SA. In 2005 he was appointed Engineer responsible for product development at Sagem Defense Securite. Since 2009 he has been Head of the Renovation Calculator business in the Safran Electronics division of Sagem Defense Securite.

Xavier Lagarde

Mr. Xavier Lagarde has served as a Director of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He is Member of the Company's Strategy & Major Projects Committee. He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Quality, Audit and Risk Management from June 1, 2009 and was Member of the Management Board of Safran SA as of January 1, 2007, until 2011. He was previously in charge of the Communications branch of Safran SA from September 2006. He previously served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Safran SA until December 31, 2006. Since September 2011, he has acted as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sagem Telecommunications and Sagem Mobiles. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sagem Mobiles and Chairman of Club Sagem. He holds an Engineering degree from ENSICA and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Lagarde previously held various research and development roles at Sagem from 1974 to 1981 and was then Head of Research and Development at the aviation technology branch of Sagem from 1981 to 1986. He subsequently served as Deputy Director and then Director of Research and Development of the Sagem sites of Argenteuil and then Eragny from 1986 to 1989; Director of Human Resources and Social Relations of Sagem from 1989 until October 2001; Executive Director of AFIM from 1999 to 2000, Director of Quality of Sagem from 2001 to 2003; Member of the Supervisory Board of Sagem SA and then Safran SA from April 2001 until December 2006; Industrial and Quality Director of Sagem from 2003 to 2005 and Director of Quality of Safran from May 2005 until September 2006.

Astrid Milsan

Ms. Astrid Milsan is Representative of the French State on the Board of Directors at Safran SA. She is Member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Company's Strategy & Major Projects Committee, as well as Member of the Company's Appointments (Nominating) and Compensation Committee. Additionally to her current duties at the Company, she acts as Director representing the French State at DCNS, Etablissement Public de Financement et de Restructuration (EPFR), Imprimerie nationale, SNPE, Societe de gestion de Participations Aeronautiques (Sogepa) and at Sogeade. She graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and obtained a Master’s in Law from the Universite de Droit de Paris II – Assas. She began her career as reporting counselor (conseiller rapporteur) at the Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal between 1996 and 1998. Between 1998 and 2001, Ms. Astrid Milsan worked as Project Finance and Privatization manager at Bankgesellschaft in Berlin, and then in London and Berlin. In 2003, she moved to HSBC in London where she worked in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (Europe and Asia) and in the Transport & Logistics team. Later, in 2003, she joined the Finance division of the French State Investment Agency (APE). In 2006, she was appointed Head of Corporate Finance and Development and Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee on Industrial Restructuring (CIRI) at the Treasury, within the French Ministry of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment. The following year she became Deputy Director of Corporate Finance and Competitiveness at the Treasury. She was appointed Deputy Director of Energy and other investments at the State Investment Agency (APE) in 2009, and then Deputy Director of the Services, Aerospace and Defence sub-division of APE in 2011.

Thierry Perard

Mr. Thierry Perard has been a Representative of the French State on the Board of Directors of Safran SA since May 28, 2013. He is a Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and the Strategy and Major Projects Committee.

Laure Reinhart

Ms. Laure Reinhart has served as Representative of the French State on the Board of Directors at Safran SA since April 21, 2011. She is Member of the Strategy & Major Projects Committee of the Company. Additionally to her current duties at the company, she acts as Director at INPI (Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle), INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique), IHEST (Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie). She is also President of three associations: Ile de Science, Scientipole Croissance and the Sciencepole Initiative. She obtained a degree in mathematics and a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Universite de Paris VI. She began her career in 1979 at Inria (French Research Institute for Computer Science and Automation), where she successively held the posts of Researcher in scientific computing, Head of industrial relations, and Director of industrial relations and technology transfer. In 1992, she became Director at the Rocquencourt research centre where she was responsible for managing the centre’s research, research orientation and technology transfer activities. In 1999, Ms. Laure Reinhart joined Thales as Head of operations at the central research and development laboratory, then Head of public research partnerships in France and Europe and of technical cooperation with companies in the R&D domain. She was also responsible for coordinating the company’s actions in the areas of competitiveness and technical communication. In 2006, she was appointed Director of Strategy within the Directorate-General of Research and Innovationin the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research where she implemented the new strategy. She then joined Oseo in 2008 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Innovation. Between 2007 and 2008, she participated in the committee working on France’s White Paper on Defence and National Security.

Giovanni Bisignani

Mr. Giovanni Bisignani has served as an Independent Director of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He is also Member of the Company’s Strategy & Major Projects Committee, as well as Member of the Company’s Appointments (Nominating) and Compensation Committee. Additionally to his current duties at the Company, he occupies the post of Director at UK NATS. He started his career at First National Citibank. Between 1976 and 1989, he held several senior positions at the energy company ENI and with the Italian industrial conglomerate IRI. From 1994 to 1998, he was President of Tirrenia di Navigazione, and from 1998 to 2001, he was CEO of SM Logistics. He subsequently served as Administrative Director, then CEO and Managing Director, of Alitalia from 1989 to 1994; Chairman of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in 1992, and Chairman of Galileo International, between 1993 and 1994. In 2001, he launched OPODO, the first European travel portal, owned by Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa. Mr. Giovanni Bisignani was Director General and CEO of IATA, between 2002 and 2011. During his term of office, Mr. Bisignani made a series of structural reforms which led to profound changes in the air transport sector. Mr. Giovanni Bisignani graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome in Law, Economics and Business. Later on, he became assistant professor. He also attended the International Teachers Program at the Harvard Business School in Boston, United States. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Cranfield since 2012, and has received the honorary title Doctor honoris causa.

Jean-Lou Chameau

Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau has served as an Independent Director of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. After completing an engineering diploma at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers in 1976, he continued his studies at Stanford University, where he graduated with a Masters in civil engineering in 1977, before obtaining a Ph.D. in seismic engineering three years later. Additionally to his current duties at the Company, he acts as President at California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Director at MTS Systems Corporation and at John Wiley & Sons. He is Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and of the Academie des Technologies in France. Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau started his teaching career at Purdue University, where he taught from 1980 to 1991, before joining Georgia Tech as Professor and Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He left this position in 1994 to become Chairman of Golder Associates Inc. Two years later, where he became Dean of the College of Engineering. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of provost, which he occupied up to 2006. In 2006, he was appointed President of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Monique Cohen

Ms. Monique Cohen has been an Independent Director of Safran SA since May 28, 2013. She is a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Odile Desforges

Ms. Odile Desforges has served as an Independent Director of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. She is Member of the Company's Strategy & Major Projects Committee and Chairwoman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Additionally to her current duties at the Company, she occupies the post of Director at GIE REGIENOV Sequana. She graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1973. She began her career as research analyst at the French Transport Research Institute (Institut de Recherche des transports). In 1981, she joined the Renault Group as planning officer for the Automobile Planning Department before becoming product engineer on the R19, then M1 segment (1983-1985). In 1986 she moved to the Purchasing Department as head of the Exterior Equipment department. She was later appointed Director of Body Hardware Purchasing for the joint Renault Volvo Purchasing Organization in 1992 and for Renault alone in 1994. In March 1999, she became Executive Vice-President of the Renault VI-Mack Group, in charge of 3P (Product Planning, Product Development and Purchasing Project). In January 2001, she was appointed President of the AB Volvo Group’s 3P Business Unit. On March 1, 2003, Ms. Desforges became Senior Vice-President, Purchasing, Chair and CEO of the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO) and member of the Renault Management Committee. On March 1, 2009, she became Director, Engineering and Quality, and a member of Renault’s Executive Committee.

Jean-Marc Forneri

Mr. Jean-Marc Forneri has served as an Independent Director of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. He was an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Safran SA as of March 17, 2005. He was Chairman of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee. He was appointed Chairman at Bucephale Financee SAS; Member of the Supervisory board at Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM), Societe Casino Municipal d’Aix Thermal. He was appointed Director at Balmain and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., and Manager at Perseus Participations. He graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence (Masters in Business Law) and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science), and is a Qualified Solicitor. Mr. Forneri previously worked as a Public Finance Auditor from 1984 to 1987; Advisor to the French Minister of Finance from 1987 to 1988; Managing Director and Member of the Board of Skis Rossignol from 1988 to 1994; Associate Manager of Worms et Cie in charge of investment banking from 1994 to 1996; and Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston France and Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston Europe from 1996 to 2003.

Elisabeth Lulin

Ms. Elisabeth Lulin has served as an Independent Director of Safran SA since April 21, 2011. She is Member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paradigmes et caetera. In September 2010, she also became senior advisor of the Monitor Group strategy consulting firm. She is also currently a Director of two listed companies: she has been on the Board of Directors of Societe Generale since 2003 and on the Board of Directors of the Bongrain Group since 2007. In 2009, she was elected member of the Board of Directors of the Institut Francais des Administrateurs. Ms. Lulin began her career at the General Finance Inspectorate (1991-1994) before joining the Prime Minister’s office as research analyst, then Technical Advisor. From 1996-1998, she served as head of the Marketing and External Communication Unit at France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE). Alongside these duties, she has also continued her work as a teacher and currently teaches at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. She was also a lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris from 1998 to 1999 and at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers from 1995 to 1999. She is a member of the editorial committee of Societal, a quarterly economic and social review. Ms. Lulin is a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure (1985), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1987) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
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