Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) appoints Olivier Blat Executive Vice President Finance

Vélizy, April 5, 2012

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) has appointed Olivier Blat as Executive Vice President, Finance. He replaces Philippe Menard, who has taken over new responsibilities within the Group.

Olivier Blat, 44, holds a Masters degree in Controlling from the University of Paris Dauphine (1994). He began his career with Unilever, and then joined Accenture where he led for 17 years different projects on the development and transformation of financial and support functions for a diverse range of industrial groups. In 2005, he was appointed Partner within the management consulting division of Accenture and in 2007 head of the Finance & Performance management Service Line in France. He joined Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in September 2011 as Deputy Vice-President Finance.

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 33 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 22,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day.
The company employs 6,250 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (groupe Safran)
Inovel Parc Sud
78 140 Vélizy-Villacoublay – France

Alison JOLY
Tel +33 (0)1 46 29 18 22

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