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Marc-Henri Serre named Executive Vice President of Thales Alenia Space’s Telecommunications Business Line

Cannes November 10, 2020 Marc-Henri Serre, 38, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Thales Alenia Space’s Telecommunications Business Line, with immediate effect. He succeeds Pascal Homsy, who will join Eutelsat as Chief Technical Officer starting from January 2021. Marc-Henri will continue to lead, in parallel, the Observation and Science Domain in France until the nomination of his successor.

Marc-Henri, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2005 and from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 2008, began his career at the French Ministry of Finance and then in prime Minister staff. Then, he joined Thales Alenia Space where he was appointed Director of Engineering and Assembly Integration & Test payload for Observation and Sciences before becoming VP Domain Observation and Science France.

Marc-Henri has a strong experience in space activities, in particular in engineering, product policy, customer relationship, commercial offers and project management domains.


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 approximately 2.15 billion euros in 2019 and has around 7,700 employees in nine countries.


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