Thales has appointed Emmanuel de Roquefeuil as the new Vice-President and Country Director for India.
He will succeed Antoine Caput with effect from 1st February 2017.
In his new role, Emmanuel will lead and drive Thales’ growth in the country and also realize the Group’s overall goal of ‘make in India and export from India’.
India is a key country for Thales. Prior to this appointment, Emmanuel served as the Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for Optronics and Missile Electronics at Thales. In this role, he was responsible for the setting up of OPTROLEAD, a joint venture between Thales and Sagem.
Emmanuel, 56, has been with Thales for more than 27 years and has occupied key positions in the sales and marketing divisions in France and overseas.
Prior to joining Thales in 1989, Emmanuel worked with Dassault Aviation as a project engineer on the European space shuttle HERMES.
Emmanuel has majored in Missiles Space from SUPAERO, Toulouse and undertaken the program for Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Law and Industrial Strategy in Defence from CHEAR SORBONNE, Paris.
Emmanuel de Roquefeuil appointed new VP & Country Director for India to lead Thales’ operations in India and support Group’s overall goal of ‘Make in India and export from India’.