People: Thales SA (TCFP.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philippe Logak

2014 Acting Chairman of the Board, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Pascal Bouchiat

2013 Senior Executive Vice-President - Finance and Information Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Patrice Caine

2013 Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Performance Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Herve Multon

2013 Executive Vice President - Strategy, Research and Technology, Member of the Executive Committee

David Tournadre

2013 Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee

Alex Cresswell

2013 Executive Vice-President - Land Defence and Air Operations, Member of the Executive Committee

Marc Darmon

44 2013 Executive Vice-President - Defence and Security C4I Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Pierre Forestier

2013 Executive Vice President - Transportation Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Loic Galle

2013 Executive Vice President - Space, Member of the Executive Committee

Michel Mathieu

2013 Executive Vice President - Avionics, Member of the Executive Committee

Pierre-Eric Pommellet

2013 Executive Vice President - Defence Mission Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Pascale Sourisse

52 2013 Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, in charge of Area A and Area B, Member of the Executive Committee

David Azema

52 2013 Director

Amaury de Seze

68 2009 Director

Charles Edelstenne

76 2009 Director

Dominique Floch

54 2008 Director - Employee Representative

Philippe Lepinay

59 2007 Director - Representative of Employees Shareholders

Didier Lombard

72 2005 Director

Bruno Parent

59 2009 Director

Jeanne-Marie Prost

54 2012 Director

Martine Saunier

56 2010 Director - Employee Representative

Loik Segalen

54 2009 Director

Eric Trappier

53 2009 Director

Regis Turrini

55 2014 Director - Representative of the French State

Yannick d'Escatha

65 2009 Independent Director

Steve Gentili

64 2009 Independent Director

Anne-Claire Taittinger

64 2012 Independent Director

Ann Taylor

65 2012 Independent Director

Jean-Claude Climeau

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Biographies

Name Description

Philippe Logak

Mr. Philippe Logak serves as Acting Chairman of the Board and Acting Chief Executive Officer at Thales SA. Mr. Logak began his career in 1995 as an armaments engineer for the General Delegation for Arms of the Defense Ministry. In 1999, he joined the State Council as a "Rapporteur" for judicial and interior affairs. Mr. Logak was a lawyer in the Bredin Prat cabinet from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he was named sub-director of public rights, community rights and international rights in the Judicial Affairs Department of the Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry. In 2007, Mr. Logak worked as judicial advisor to the cabinet of the Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry. In 2008, he was named Vice President of the cabinet for the "Garde des Sceaux", Minister of Justice, before joining SFR in 2010 as General Secretary. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and obtained a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris.

Pascal Bouchiat

Mr. Pascal Bouchiat is Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Finance and Information Systems and a Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA as of February 4, 2013. He was appointed as Senior Vice President in charge of Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA on April 10, 2012. Previously, Mr. Bouchiat had been Chief Financial Officer at Rhodia, in charge of finance, information systems and Rhodia business services. In 1997, he was appointed Head of Management Control at Rhodia and then, between 1999 and 2001, Finance Director of the Consumer Specialties Division (in London). Consequently, he became Group Financial Controller before being appointed as Group Treasurer in 2004 and then CFO in 2005. Mr. Bouchiat holds an Executive MBA Trium from the NYU Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and HEC Paris. He also holds a Masters in chemical engineering and an MBA from EM Lyon (Cesma).

Patrice Caine

Mr. Patrice Caine is the Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Performance Officer, and a Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA as of February 4, 2013. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds the rank of Ingenieur en Chef of the Corps des Mines. He began his career in 1992 with the pharmaceutical group Fournier before becoming an adviser on mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy at Charterhouse Bank Ltd in London. From 1995 to 1998, he was special adviser to the Prefect of the Franche-Comte region of France and head of the Industrial Development and Energy Division at DRIRE, the French agency responsible for industry, research and the environment. From 1998 to 2000, he joined the Conseil General des Mines, where he was in charge of human resources for the Corps des Mines. At the same time, he was responsible for the training of engineering students at the Ecole des Mines de Paris for the Technical 'Grand Corps' of the French State. From 2000 to 2002, he was technical advisor with special responsibility for energy at the office of the French Minister for the economy, finance and industry. In 2002, Mr. Caine joined the Thales Group's Strategy department before being appointed to manage a number of operating units: Air & Naval, Communication, Navigation & Identification, Air Systems, Radiocommunication Products and, since 2012, Network & Infrastructure Systems - Protection Systems. He has been awarded the Medaille de la Defense Nationale (national defence medal, bronze).

Herve Multon

Mr. Herve Multon has been Executive Vice President for Strategy, Research and Technology and Member of the Executive Committee at Thales SA since February 4, 2013. His professional career began at the French Procurement Agency DGA, within the French Ministry of Defence. For 15 years, he held various positions in this institution, first as Program Manager for Franco-Italian ASTER missiles and launchers, then as Head of Office for Missiles and Electronic Programmes within the Programs, Acquisition Methods and Quality Directorate. Mr. Multon was appointed Private Secretary to the head of the DGA, Jean-Yves Helmer, and also worked in the Procurement Agency's Human Resources Management. In 2002, he joined Thales as Director of the Eurocat E Business Unit within the former Air Systems Division, running the business of ATM control centres for Europe. He then went on to manage the French Operations of Thales Raytheon Systems, the French-US joint-venture specialized in air defence command and control systems and ground-based radars. Since December 2009, he was Vice President, Deputy to the Strategy Senior Vice President of Thales. Mr. Multon is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees) and holds a Master degree of Science from Stanford University.

David Tournadre

Mr. David Tournadre is Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee at Thales SA with effect from June 24, 2013. He is a graduate of the Institut Superieur de Gestion de Paris. He began his career in 1991 at Schlumberger, where he held a number of human resources positions in France, Scotland, Angola and Russia. In 2003, he was appointed Executive VP, Human Resources for the Schlumberger group in New York. During his time at Schlumberger, he also gained wide-ranging operational experience, first as Operations Director at Wireline for Colombia, Peru and Ecuador (2001–03), then as CEO of Schlumberger Indonesia (2006–09). In 2009, he became Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communication at FCI, a company specialised in electronic and electrical interconnect systems.

Alex Cresswell

Mr. Alex Cresswell has been Executive Vice-President in charge of Land Defence and Air Operations, and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA since February 4, 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President in charge of Land Defence and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA from February 2010 until August 31, 2012. He began his career at BAE Systems, holding several different positions. In 1992, he joined Thomson-CSF, first occupying various positions in Business Development and Strategy, then as Director of UK Programmes. In 2002, he was appointed Director Major Systems for Aerospace business within Thales UK. In 2005 and 2007, he went on to become VP of ISTAR and UAV systems within Thales's Aerospace Division. From 2007, he was in charge of Land & Joint Systems activities within Thales UK. Mr. Cresswell graduated from Southampton University with Honours degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Marc Darmon

Mr. Marc Darmon has been Executive Vice-President in charge of Defence and Security C4I Systems, Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA since February 4, 2013. He was appointed as Senior Vice President in charge of Defence and Security C4I Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company on September 1, 2012. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. He started his career in the Alcatel group, occupying various positions, including Military Networks Director from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, he joined Thomson-CSF as Director of Military Infrastructure Networks. In 2000, he became General Manager of the Strategic Business Line Networks. In 2002, he became Vice-President, Strategic and Advanced Systems of the Communications Systems Business Group. In 2004, he became Managing Director of the Joint Systems Business Line (Communication Infrastructures, Space Communications, Command & Control, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence and Security Systems) of Thales SA. From 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Thales Communications, within Thales's Land & Joint Systems Division. In 2009, he was appointed Thales Senior Vice President, Naval Division and Member of the Executive Committee and in 2010, he became Thales Senior Vice President, Audit & Internal Control, in charge of operational, financial and legal audit, internal control, risk management, ethics and corporate responsibility.

Jean-Pierre Forestier

Mr. Jean-Pierre Forestier has been Executive Vice President for Transportation Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA since February 4, 2013. He previously served in the same capacity as Senior Vice President from February 2010. He started his career at the French Aerospace Laboratory ONERA-CERT, where he became the head of Automation Department, before joining the French Ministry of Research as Director of the French Automation and Robotics Research Programme. In 1985, he joined Alcatel Alstom Research, first as the Head of Information Technology Department, then as the CEO. In 1995, he was nominated Managing Director of Alcatel Transport Solutions Canada. In 1997, he was promoted CEO of the Alcatel's Transport Solutions Division. Since January 2007, he was in charge of the Rail Signalling Solutions Business Line, within the Security Solutions and Services Division of Thales. Mr. Forestier is a graduate of Ecole Superieure d'Electricite.

Jean-Loic Galle

Mr. Jean-Loic Galle has been Executive Vice President for Space and a Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA since February 4, 2013. He previously served in the same capacity as Senior Vice President from September 1, 2012 and before that was Senior Vice President for Air Operations and a Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA from February 2010. Formely, head of Software engineering department of SFENA, Mr. Galle, joined Sextant in 1991, first as Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions, then moving to managing positions, including of the Helicopter Avionics Business Unit. In 1999, he became the General Manager of the Military Avionics Business Line of Thales Avionics. In 2003, he was appointed CEO of Thales Raytheon Systems France. Since 2007, he was in charge of Surface Radars activities within the Air Systems Division of Thales. Mr. Galle graduated from Ecole Centrale in Paris and holds a MBA from INSEAD.

Michel Mathieu

Mr. Michel Mathieu has been Executive Vice President for Avionics and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA since February 4, 2013. He previously served in the same capacity as Senior Vice President from February 2010. He joined Thales in 1977 and held various positions in the field of Air Traffic Management and Surface Radar. In 1997, Mr. Mathieu was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Airsys ATM, a joint-venture between Thales and Siemens. In 2003, he was appointed SVP, Thales Air Defence Business Group. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of ThalesRaytheonSystems Ltd. In June 2009, he was appointed SVP, Solutions for Aircraft Sector, and Deputy General Manager of the Aerospace Division of Thales. Mr. Mathieu is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications Paris and has a doctorate from Paris VI University. He is also Chevalier of France's National Order of Merit.

Pierre-Eric Pommellet

Mr. Pierre-Eric Pommellet has been Executive Vice President for Defence Mission Systems and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA since February 4, 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President for Defence Mission Systems and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from February 2010. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique and holds a Masters of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began his career at the French defence procurement agency, DGA, as Armaments Engineer and subsequently becoming Principal Private Secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, France's Minister for small and medium enterprises, trades and craftspeople between 1995 and 1997. Mr. Pommellet then joined Thales SA. He was Technical Director of the Navigation Unit before being appointed in 2001 Director of the Bordeaux factory, and then in 2004, Director of the Aerospace Military Equipment Business Line. In 2008, he was appointed Head of the services and business transformation sector within the Aerospace Division of the Company and became, in June 2009, Senior Vice President in charge of Aerospace business and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA.

Pascale Sourisse

Ms. Pascale Sourisse has been Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, in charge of Area A and Area B and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA, since February 4, 2013. She previously served as Senior Vice-President in charge of Area A and Member of the Executive Committee from September 1, 2012 and before that as Senior Vice President - Defense and Security C4l Systems and Member of the Executive Committee from February 2010. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President - Land and Joint Systems and Member of the Executive Committee from May 1, 2008 and in 2007, she was appointed as Senior Vice President - Space, President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space and Member of the Executive Committee of Thales SA. She is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications. She began her career holding management positions with France Telecom, Jeumont-Schneider and Compagnie Generale des Eaux, as well as with the French Ministry of Industry. She joined Alcatel in 1995 as Vice President, Planning and Strategy of Alcatel Space and in 1997 was appointed Chairman and CEO of Alcatel venture SkyBridge. In 2001, she became COO of Alcatel Space, becoming President of Alcatel's space activities, and President and CEO of Alcatel Alenia Space. Ms. Sourisse is a Chevalier of France's Legion d'honneur and a Commandeur of the French Ordre du Merite. She is a Director of Renault and Vinci, and Board Chairman of l'Ecole de Telecom ParisTech.

David Azema

Mr. David Azema has served as Director of Thales SA since March 26, 2013. He is also a Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee and of the Strategic Committee of the Company. He started his career in 1987 at the government accounting office. From 1991 to 1993, he worked at the General Directorate of the National Police and then held several positions in the staff of Martine Aubry, Minister of Labour, Employment and Vocational Training. In 1993, he joined SNCF, the French railway company, where he served in Strategy, as Advisor to the Chairman and as Director of Subsidiaries and Participations. In 1998, he moved to the UK to take up the position of Chairman of Intercontinental and Regional Rail, and then became Chairman and CEO of Eurostar Group Ltd., a joint company of SNCF, SNCB Belgian Railways and Eurostar UK, in charge of managing the Eurostar high speed rail service. In 2002, he joined Vinci as President of Vinci Concessions and became Member of Vinci Group Executive Committee in 2006. Rejoining SNCF in June 2008, he became Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Finance and then Deputy Director General in 2011. In June 2012, while remaining Member of SNCF Group Executive Committee, he took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Keolis, a subsidiary of SNCF specializing in passenger public transport in France, Europe and worldwide. On September 1, 2012, he was appointed Commissioner for State Participations (APE) at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Mr. Azema holds a Law Degree and obtained a degree from Ecole Nationale d'Administration in 1987, as well as a degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Amaury de Seze

Mr. Amaury de Seze has been a Director of Thales SA since May 19, 2009. He started his career in 1968 at Bull General Electric. In 1978, he joined the Volvo Group where in turn he held the posts of CEO, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Volvo France, Chairman of Volvo Corporate Europe, member of the executive committee of the Volvo Group and member of the strategic committee of Renault Volvo. He joined the Paribas Group in 1993 as member of the Executive Board of Compagnie Financiere de Paribas and of Banque Paribas responsible for investments and industrial affairs, and later on as Chairman of PAI Partners. Mr. de Seze is also Vice Chairman of Power Financial of Canada. He currently holds other mandates, including director of Imerys and Suez Environnement, member of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, lead independent director of Carrefour SA, and Vice Chairman of BW Group, Bruxelles Lambert Group, Erbe and Pargesa Holding SA.

Charles Edelstenne

Mr. Charles Edelstenne has been Member of the Board of Thales SA since May 19, 2009 and is also a Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He is a qualified chartered accountant. He spent his career at Dassault Aviation, where he started in 1960 as head of the financial studies department. He became Corporate Secretary in 1975, then Vice President for Economic and Financial Affairs in 1986. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2000. He was the founder, served as Managing Director and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is now Chairman of the Board of Dassault Systemes. In January 2013, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault. He also holds various other mandates, including director of Dassault Aviation SA, Carrefour SA and Sogitec Industries SA, Director of Sabca (Belgium) and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. (United States) and Chairman of Dassault International Inc. (United States).

Dominique Floch

Mr. Dominique Floch has been an Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Thales SA since January 19, 2008 and is also a Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He started his career in 1978 at Thales Systemes Aeroportes, a subsidiary of the Company in Brest, where he held various positions, including milling machine operator and then mechanical controller, before being promoted to buyer in the industrial segment in March 2004.

Philippe Lepinay

Mr. Philippe Lepinay has been a Representative of Employees Shareholders on the Board of Directors of Thales SA since April 1, 2007 and is also a Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He studied engineering at the Institut de Marketing International of Universite Paris VII. From 1977 and 1986, he held various commercial functions for Apalette & Tourtellier Systemes, Radiall and Sopema. In 1986, he joined Thales Electron Devices as Export Commercial Engineer, and in 2000, became Director of Development at Thales Engineering & Consulting. He joined Thales International in 2003, and has served as Director of International Relations since 2010. He is also President of the French Federation of Associations of Employee Shareholders (FAS), Vice President of the Federation of Associations Employee Shareholders of Thales (FAST), and member of the Supervisory Committee of the Thales employee shareholding FCPE/investment fund.

Didier Lombard

Mr. Didier Lombard has been a Member of the Board of Thales SA since June 30, 2005 and is also a Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications. He started his career in 1967 at the CNET of France Telecom, and participated in the development of new products for France Telecom in the field of satellites, electronic components and mobile systems. From 1988 to 2003, he worked at the Ministry of Research and Technology, and was Managing Director of Industrial Strategies at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry from 1991 to 1998. He was then Founding Chairman of Agence Francaise pour les Investissements Internationaux. In 2003, he joined France Telecom as Executive Vice President in charge of technology, strategic partnerships and new applications. From February 27, 2005 until February 2010, Mr. Lombard was Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the France Telecom Group. After the separation of the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on February 24, 2010, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of France Telecom from March 1, 2010 until March 1, 2011. In May 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics. He is also a director of Technicolor, member of the Supervisory Board of Radiall, and Chairman of Europeanissuers (Belgium).

Bruno Parent

Mr. Bruno Parent has been a Director of Thales SA since May 19, 2009. He graduated of Ecole Nationale d'Administration in 1981 and since then, he has spent his career at the Directorate General for Taxes, where he was appointed director general in 2003. In November 2007, Mr. Parent was appointed director general for competition, consumer affairs and fraud control, and since April 2009, he has been inspector general at the Ministry of Finance. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Palais de Tokyo SAS.

Jeanne-Marie Prost

Ms. Jeanne-Marie Prost has been a Director of Thales SA since May 15, 2012. She is also a Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. She graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1984. She then held various roles within the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Budget until July 1996, and then within France Telecom until October 1999 before serving as its Financial Director until September 2000. On September 1, 2000, Ms. Prost was appointed as First Council to London (UK) and in September 2001, she became a Partner at Brunswick Grouo Ltd in London. Between July 2007 and October 2008, she served as Head of Research at the London School of Economics. In January 2009, she became a mediator focusing on access to credit for businesses. Since January 2013, she has been a national credit mediator. She also holds other mandates, including Member of the Supervisory Board of the Strasbourg-Entzheim airport as a State Representative, and State Representative on the Board of Directors of Semmaris.

Martine Saunier

Ms. Martine Saunier has been an Employee Representative on the Board of Thales SA since December 9, 2010 and is also a Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. After earning a degree in physical measurements and spending a year in a British secondary school working as a French assistant, Ms. Saunier began her career in 1979 in a Thales subsidiary in Moirans (Thales Electron Devices) as screen development technician for electronic tubes and plasma screens, before moving to technical support and after-sales service for international customers for radiology products manufactured at the Moirans plant.

Loik Segalen

Mr. Loik Segalen has been a Director of Thales SA since May 19, 2009 and is also a Member of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale of Lyon and ESSEC and started his career in 1986 in the finance department of Dassault International. Financial advisor to Dassault Aviation's Vice President for Economic and Financial affairs in 1990, he subsequently became Deputy Director (1998-1999), then Director. In January 2009, Mr. Segalen was appointed Vice President for Economic and Financial Affairs at Dassault Aviation. Mr. Segalen then served in this position at Dassault Aviation from September 2011. In January 2013, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation. He is a member of the Dassault Aviation management committee. He also holds other mandates, including director of Sogitec, member of the Board of Gifas, and director of Dassault Falcon Jet (USA), Dassault Procurement Services (USA), Midway (USA), Sabca and Sabca Limburg (Belgium), and Dassault Belgique Aviation.

Eric Trappier

Mr. Eric Trappier has been a Director of Thales SA since May 19, 2009 and is also a Member of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He is a graduate of the Institut National des Telecommunications. He started his career in 1984 in the technical department of Dassault Aviation (Head of Systems Development for the ATL2 and Mirage 2000). In 1991, he became director of sales in India, Asia, and then the United Arab Emirates in 1996. Head of Middle-East & Africa in 2000, head of military exports in 2001, he became deputy CEO (International) in 2002. In 2006, Mr. Trappier became the international Vice President of Dassault Aviation, and since January 2013, he has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He has been awarded the National Order of Merit and Legion of Honour. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Gifas and of the defence committee of the ASD, Chairman of the Defence Commission of Cidef/Gifas, Executive Director of the GIE Rafale International and Executive Director of Dassault International.

Regis Turrini

Yannick d'Escatha

Mr. Yannick d'Escatha has been Independent Director on the Board of Thales SA since May 19, 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and is an Engineer of the Corps des Mines. In 1972, he was a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique, at the Ecole des Mines de Paris and at ENSTA, the French engineering and research institute. In 1973, he took part in the drafting and subsequent implementation of the French technical regulations relating to nuclear-fired water boilers as a technical expert with the French Ministry of Industry. In 1978, he was appointed head of the control office for nuclear construction. In 1982, he was seconded to Technicatome, a subsidiary of CEA, whose main activity is industrial general contracting in the field of nuclear propulsion for French naval vessels. Having been director of the Cadarache and Aix en Provence sites, Mr. d'Escatha was appointed deputy CEO of Technicatome on January 1, 1987. On March 1, 1990, he was asked by the Executive Director of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to accept the post of director of the newly created advanced technologies division, and became Deputy Executive Director of the CEA on September 14, 1992. He was appointed Executive Director of the CEA on July 1, 1995 and Chairman of CEA-Industrie on June 28, 1999. On January 1, 2000, he was appointed Executive Vice President industry at EDF. In January 2002, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer at EDF. In February 2003, he was appointed as Chairman of the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). He also holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Troyes University of Technology and Member of the Academy of Technologies.

Steve Gentili

Mr. Steve Gentili has been an Independent Director on the Board of Thales SA since May 19, 2009 and is also a Member of the Company's Strategic Committee. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in IT, management and economics before graduating from the College des Sciences sociales et economiques, now known as IPAG. He began his career with the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1974 following a brief spell in the Cabinet. He then moved to the private sector to a food company. Since 1997, he has been Chairman of Bred Banque Populaire. He is also international Chairman of the economic unit attached to the Summit of French-speaking heads of state and government. He also holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Internationale de Commerce, Natixis Pramex International, Natixis Institutions Jour and SPIG, Chairman of Cofibred, the financial company of the BRED, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BPCE, member of the Board of Directors of Natixis, director of Coface, Societe Marseillaise de Credit, Bercy Gestion Finances +, BRED Cofilease, the insurance company Prepar IARD and Promepar Gestion, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NRJ Invest Belgique, director of Natixis Algerie, Natixis Pramex Italia SRL, Banque Commerciale Internationale (BCI Congo) and Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l'Epargne et le Credit (BIBEC Cameroun).

Anne-Claire Taittinger

Ms. Anne-Claire Taittinger has been an Independent Director of Thales SA since May 15, 2012 and is also the Chairman of the Company's Audit and Accounts Committee as of June 28, 2012. She graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds an MBA from HEC as well as a Masters degree in urban sociology and a post-graduate degree in town planning. She started her career in 1975 at Groupe Caisse des Depots et Consignations and was head of urban development operations for Vllepinte, Sevran, les Ulis and Lyon (1976-1979). She joined Groupe du Louvre in 1979 as Secretary General and was then appointed Chairwoman of the Board and Managing Director of Compagnie Financiere Deville. Subsequently, she was Chairwoman of the Board and Managing Director of Compagnie Financiere Leblanc and then of ELM Leblanc, Vice Chairwoman of the Board and Managing Director of Deville, and Chairwoman and Managing Director of Annick Goutal France USA perfumes and then of Baccarat. In 1997, she was appointed Managing Director and then Chairwoman of the Management Board of Societe du Louvre and then in 2002, she was Chairwoman of the Management Board of Groupe Taittinger as well as Managing Director of its subsidiary, Groupe du Louvre, until July 2006, following the change in the shareholding structure of the group. Ms. Taittinger currently holds other mandates, including Director of Carrefour and Club Mediterranee, Member of the Supervisory Board of Planet Finance and President of SAS Le Riffray.

Ann Taylor

Baroness Ann Taylor has been an Independent Director of Thales SA since May 15, 2012. She graduated from the University of Bradford with a degree in Political Science and from the University of Sheffield with a Masters degree in Economic History. In 1974, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Bolton West and kept her seat until 1983. She then became in charge of the Housing Corporation and was a Lecturer at the Hansard Society (Member of Birbeck College) from 1983 until 1987. In 1987, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Dewsbury and she held various ministerial roles from 1990 until 1997, including Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment. In 2001, she became the Chairperson of the Information and Security Committee reporting to the Prime Minister. In 2005, she was appointed to the Chamber of Lords and was a Representative to the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe (political committee) and of the Western European Union (security committee). In 2007, she became a government minister and served as Minister for Defence Procurement and in 2008, she was appointed as Minister for International Defence and Security, a post she held until 2010. Baroness Taylor is currently a Member of the Chamber of Lords and takes part in the mixed committee for strategy and national security. She also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Thales UK plc.

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