Nicolas Debove new COO of Thales Deutschland

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Nicolas Debove - COO Thales Deutschland


Since the beginning of February Nicolas Debove (50) has been the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vice President Operations of Thales Deutschland. He succeeds Jens Nielsen who has left the company. Debove reports to Dr Christoph Hoppe, the Chairman of the Management Board of Thales Deutschland.

“We are very pleased that we were able to hire such an experienced and multi-faceted manager as Nicolas Debove for Thales in Germany, with his long years of experience in engineering, production and the management of sophisticated civilian and military projects”, Dr Christoph Hoppe comments.

The aerospace engineer, who graduated from the renowned “École National Supérieure de l’Aéronautique and de l’Espace” in Toulouse, comes to Thales from the Airbus Group. Starting from 2014, Debove last worked at Airbus subsidiary Premium Aerotec in Augsburg, where he was as a member of the Management Board and VP of Series Programs responsible for the company's programme, portfolio and project management as a member of the Management Board and VP of Series Programs.

Nicolas Debove held various management positions within the Airbus Group starting from 1997: from 2001 to 2011, for example, he was Head of the A400M Military Systems Programme where he was responsible for mission and flight management as well as the self-protection systems of military transport aircraft.