Cécilia Matissart named Vice President Group Financial Communications at Safran
Paris, March 8, 2018
Cécilia Matissart has been named Vice President Group Financial Communications at Safran, effective March 1, 2018. She replaces Peter Campbell, who has been named special advisor to Bernard Delpit, Chief Financial Officer of Safran, in preparation for an assignment with Zodiac Aerospace's financial department. Cécilia Matissart reports to Bernard Delpit.
Cécilia Matissart, 47, started her career in 1994 in the capital markets department at Crédit National, where she was in charge of originating and organizing financial operations. In 1997 she continued this activity in the equity markets department of Natixis Capital, as an account manager. She then moved to the Banque Populaire group to take care of investor relations for Natexis Banques Populaires. In 2006, she was named head of investor relations at Natixis. In 2009 she joined the French financial markets authority, AMF (Autorité des Marches Financiers), as head of the Banks, Insurance and Bond Market unit. She moved to Safran in 2017 as investor relations and regulatory information manager.
Cécilia Matissart holds a DESS post-graduate degree in banking and finance from the University of Paris II (Assas) (1994).
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.4 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017