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’
Thales has announced the appointment of Emmanuel de Roquefeuil as the new VP 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 realise the Group’s overall goal of ‘make in India and export from India’.
« I’m honoured to be entrusted with the role of leading Thales in India at a time when we are poised to scale new heights in our partnership and collaboration with the country. I look forward to working with our team in India and entities across the world to deliver on our commitment in the coming years.» Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India
India is a key country for Thales. The company is strongly committed to expanding its presence in the country by continuing to collaborate with the local industry and customers.
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, brings a wealth of experience spanning over three decades in the defence and aerospace market. He 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.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
Thales in India
Present in India since 1953, Thales today has over 300 employees working with its wholly-owned Indian subsidiary, Thales India Pvt. Ltd. Headquartered in New Delhi, Thales has other operational offices and sites that are spread across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, among others. Since the beginning, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport and Aerospace markets.