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Clarence Duflocq appointed Director Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Innovation and New Business Initiatives at Thales Alenia Space

Cannes, September 19, 2019 – Clarence Duflocq, 39, has been appointed Director Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Innovation  and New Business Initiatives at Thales Alenia Space, starting in September, 2019. He replaces Viktoria Ottero Del Val, who has decided to take new responsibilities outside the company.
Clarence Duflocq graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris engineering school in 2002, and earned a master’s from HEC-Entrepreneurs business school. He started his career as a financial analyst at Gemalto and spent the first five years of his career as financial controller for different mobile telecommunications product lines.



He subsequently diversified his experience within the company, taking more operational positions in manufacturing organization. He worked for three years in a Mexican plant, then returned to France at the Pont Audemer facility, where he spent two years deploying lean manufacturing approach.

Since July 2014, Clarence Duflocq was a merger & acquisition deal manager at Gemalto. He carried out half a dozen transactions, most notably the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management biometric business.


About Thales Alenia Space
Drawing on over 40 years of experience and a unique combination of skills, expertise and cultures, Thales Alenia Space delivers cost-effective solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of about 2.5 billion euros in 2018 and has around 8,000 employees in nine countries.


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