Jean-Luc Bérard named Vice President for Human Resources at Safran

Jean-Luc Bérard was named Vice President for Human Resources by the Safran group today.

Paris, May 26, 2010

Along with this appointment, Safran is also revamping its Corporate Human Resources, now organized in three major departments:

  • Training and Managerial Development

Headed by Gilbert Font, this department oversees all training and skills planning actions undertaken within the Group. It is also tasked with creating and organizing the new Safran University.

  • Engineers and Managers

This department, which also includes the management of senior executives, defines and applies recruitment, mobility and career management policies for the Group's engineers and management staff, as well as overseeing relations and partnerships with schools.

  • Labor Relations

Headed by Francis Baeny, this department coordinates Safran's social policies, oversees relations with unions at Group level, and negotiates all agreements involving the companies in the Safran group.

Jean-Luc Bérard, 51, holds master's degrees in business and labor law. He started his law career in 1983 with the metallurgical industries group. In 1986 he joined the Esys-Montenay group as labor relations manager. Jean-Luc Bérard then moved to UNEDIC in 1992 as Vice President for Human Resources, a position he held until 1999. He then took charge of human resources at Air-Liberté (British Airways group) until 2000, subsequently holding the same position at AOM Air Liberté, then Cégétel. Jean-Luc Bérard moved to Snecma (Safran group) from 2002 to 2007, first as deputy director of labor relations, then Vice President for Human Resources. He returned to UNEDIC in 2007 as Chief Executive, and remained in this position until his recent appointment by Safran.

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defense and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has 55,000 employees and generated sales exceeding 10.4 billion euros in 2009. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.1 billion euros in 2009. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the SBF 120 and Euronext 100 indexes.

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