Safran names Gioia Venturini Director, VP Europe / CIS / Africa zone

Paris, March 23, 2012

Gioia Venturini joined the Safran group on March 12, 2012 as Director, VP Europe / Commonwealth of Independent States / Africa zone. She reports to Bruno Cotté, Executive Vice President, International.

Gioia Venturini, 39, earned degrees from ENA (2002), the Institut de Gestion de Rennes (1998), IEP Paris (1997) and the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori (1995). Gioia Venturini started her career with Finmeccanica in 1998 as a project manager in the International Affairs department. She then joined CEIS as consultant and Deputy Director of Business Development for major accounts, including Areva and Dassault. In 2002 she was named Senior Manager for Europe and Africa at EADS International, then moved to Arianespace in 2007 as Director of Government and Commercial sales for Europe and Africa.

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has close to 60,000 employees and generated sales of 11.7 billion euros in 2011. 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 1.3 billion euros in 2011. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
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