Safran creates dedicated big data entity, Safran Analytics

Paris, January 20, 2015

On January 1, 2015, Safran set up a new entity, Safran Analytics, to rise to the challenge of big data. The creation of this dedicated entity clearly reflects Safran's ongoing focus on innovation and digital transformation.

Safran Analytics is tasked with federating all of Safran's activities concerning big data, and making data analysis a new performance driver. This Group-wide initiative will enhance Safran's process efficiency and enable it to develop new differentiators in its high-value-added products and services for all customers.

The entity plans to hire about 40 employees in 2015. They will apply the latest methodologies while working closely with all Safran companies.

The new entity will be headed by Ghislaine Doukhan, who reports directly to Marc Ventre, Safran Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Operations. 


Ghislaine Doukhan, 47, graduated from the HEC business school (1991). She started her career at Snecma in 1991 at the International Affairs department, moving to the Production division three years later. She joined Snecma's Economic and Financial Affairs division in 2000, first as head of the Treasury department, then as deputy director of management control. In 2004 she was named head of the test facilities department in Snecma's Engineering division. In 2007, Ghislaine Doukhan was named head of large turbofan programs in the Commercial Engine division, where she coordinated Snecma's role on the GE90 (B777), GP7000 (A380), CF6-80C (B767), CF6-80E (A330) and GEnx (B787) engines, all in collaboration with GE. She was named Snecma Vice President, Material Services in 2010, where her actions included setting up a Business Development department and creating the Service Innovation Workshop.  


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