Thomas Birouste joined Thales Australia in 2002, when he and his family decided to make Australia home. Originally in charge of the Thales Australia Under Water Systems Operations Department, he then ran the ship repair and maintenance activities of the company in Eastern and Western Australia before being appointed head of the Avionics business in 2013.
As Vice President of Thales Australia Avionics, Thomas’ aim is to provide his customers with the most competitive service, based on transparency and trust, which he strongly believes are the essential elements of good business .
Prior to joining Thales, Thomas held Board, Executive and Management positions in diverse fields such as Computer Services, Manufacturing, Press/Media, Toys Distribution and Internet Business to Business, all of which in an international context.
Thomas is a graduate of the HEC business school, and of the International Management Program with New York University-NYU (New-York-USA) and ESADE (Barcelona-Spain).
Thomas enjoys activities with his family as well as long distance running.