Pierre Eric Pommellet, 52, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Sup Aero and holds a Masters of Science degree from the MIT.
He began his career at the French defence procurement agency DGA as Armaments Engineer within the Aerodynamic and Ballistic Research laboratory LRBA, before joining DCN and subsequently becoming principal private secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, France’s Minister for SMEs, Trades and Craftspeople between 1995 and 1997.
Pierre Eric Pommellet then joined Thales. He was Technical Director of the Navigation Technical Business Unit before becoming manager of the company’s site in Bordeaux in 2001, and then being appointed Director of the Military Equipment Business Line in 2004.
In 2005, he was also appointed Vice President of the Aerospace Valley regional competitiveness cluster.
In 2008, he joined the head of the Aerospace Division as Senior Vice President of the Services & Business Transformation Sector. In July 2009, he was appointed Senior Vice President, General Manager of the Aerospace Division. In December 2009, he has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Manager of the Defence Mission Systems Division. He has also been appointed Chairman & CEO of Thales Systèmes Aéroportés SAS and Chairman of Thales Underwater Systems.
On September 1st 2017, Pierre Eric Pommellet is appointed Thales SEVP, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Performance Officer.
Pierre Eric Pommellet has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier of France’s Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur.