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Jorge Ortega is appointed CEO of Safran Cabin

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Effective December 1st, 2021, Jorge Ortega is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Safran Cabin and becomes a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. He succeeds Norman Jordan who has decided to give a new orientation to his career. The Group warmly thanks him for his strong contribution to Safran’s development between 2000 and 2010 and for leading the ex-Zodiac Aerospace integration since 2017 as CEO of Safran Cabin.

After having held different management responsibilities in Westinghouse Corporation, Jorge Ortega joined Labinal* in 1993 as Programme manager and then Operations manager. In 2000, he was promoted to President of Labinal Mexico and managed the business development and growth of the Chihuahua sites. In December 2006, Jorge Ortega was appointed Managing Director of the North America wiring systems activities and then, in 2011, North America Wiring and Services Division Managing Director, following the integration of the Services activities into Division. As such, he is in charge of all the wiring systems activities in North America and is General Manager of Interconnection Systems Americas (ISA) within Safran Electrical & Power.

Jorge Ortega, 57, is an Industrial Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico of Chihuahua-Mexico  (1986).

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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 76,000 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

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