This news release was originally published on Thales' website.

  • Clément de Villepin has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, with effect from 5 April 2021.
  • Clément de Villepin will be a member of the Thales Executive Committee, reporting to Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.

Since 2016, Clément de Villepin has served as Group Human Resources Director at Transdev and supported the Group’s growth and competitiveness plans in France and internationally as a member of the Transdev Executive Committee.

Prior to this position, he was head of Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee of the international division of the Suez Group (2008-2016), having previously served as Human Resources Director and a member of the Executive Committee of the Suez Group’s Degrémont subsidiary. From 2001 to 2009, he held several positions at the Scottish & Newcastle Group and Brasseries Kronenbourg, including head of Human Resources for the Sales, Marketing and Distribution business, head of Human Resources for the on-trade consumption and distribution departments, leader of the competitiveness project as well as head of Human Resources for industrial and R&D activities.

He began his career with the Valeo Group, where he served in a number of roles including head of human resources for industrial operations.

Clément de Villepin holds a graduate degree (DESS) in Human Resources Management from Université Paris IX Dauphine (1995) and a masters degree (AES) from Université de Malakoff Paris V and Universitat de Dret de Barcelona (1993).

“I am pleased to welcome Clément de Villepin to Thales. His breadth and depth of professional experience will help grow the Group’s growing talent pool.” 
Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Thales 

 “To join Thales is to become part of a terrific project — building a future we can all trust. I look forward to working with the entire Human Resources team to always serve our customers better on behalf of all Thales employees.”
Clément de Villepin, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Thales

 About Thales 
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers – businesses, organisations and states – in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process.    
With 83,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2019 (on a basis including Gemalto over 12 months).