Management appointments at Safran

Paris, September 29, 2011

Sylvain Guiheneuf, 45, was named Chief of Staff for the Safran group Chairman and CEO and Secretary to the Board of Directors on September 1. He reports to Dominique-Jean Chertier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Office.
After graduating from the Paris II Panthéon-Assas law school in 1990, Sylvain Guiheneuf started his career as a lawyer with the American oil company Conoco, where he worked for five years. He then held various legal positions at the bank Société Générale and the construction company Bouygues, specializing in international affairs. He moved to the aerospace sector in 1998, working for EADS for more than nine years, mainly as head of legal affairs and corporate counsel. Sylvain Guiheneuf joined the Safran group on September 1, 2007 as Corporate Secretary and Trade Compliance Officer for Sagem.

Franck Saudo, 35, was named deputy to Jean-Pierre Cojan, Safran Executive Vice President for Strategy, on September 15.
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (2000) and the London School of Economics (2003), named "Ingénieur du Corps des Ponts et Chaussées" (public works engineering corps) in 2003, Franck Saudo started his career in 2003 at the Treasury Department of the French Ministry of Finance as head of financial markets. He was then placed in charge of issues concerning international debt and the Club de Paris. From June 2007 until joining Safran, he was financial sector advisor to the cabinet of the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment.


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 more than 54,000 employees and generated sales of 10.8 billion euros in 2010. 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 1.2 billion euros in 2010. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the CAC Large 60 index.
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