Safran appoints Kate Philipps as EVP, Group Communications
Paris (France), April 12, 2021
Kate Philipps is appointed Executive Vice President, Group Communications, effective May 2nd 2021 and joins the Safran Executive Committee. She replaces Pascale Dubois, who leaves the Group.
Kate Philipps started her career in 1987 in the UK Ministry of Trade and Industry based in London and in Brussels. In 1993 she moved to France as Communications Director of Case Europe (now CNH). From 1999 until 2001 she was Communications Director of Schlumberger Test and Transactions (subsequently Gemalto) before being appointed Communications Vice President of automotive supplier Valeo. In 2010 she became Communications Vice President of Essilor. Since 2012 Kate Philipps has been Executive Vice President of Communications for Faurecia and member of the Executive Committee.
Kate Philipps, 56, has a Masters degree from Oxford University (1986) and an MBA from Insead (1991).
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.