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Portrait of François Bastin, CEO of Safran Landing Systems

François Bastin

CEO, Safran Landing Systems

Expertise and experience

François Bastin joined Snecma, now Safran Aircraft Engines, in 1997, working in the Engineering division up to the responsibility of preliminary design performance. In 2004, he moved to the Industrial Operations division, where he led the rotating part Forge unit within the Gennevilliers plant, and the Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma transformation.

In 2009, he was named director of the LEAP program. In 2015, François Bastin was appointed Vice President, CFM Programs at Safran Aircraft Engines and Executive Vice President of CFM International. In 2018, he was named Vice President, Commercial Engines division at Safran Aircraft Engines, before becoming CEO of Safran Landing Systems in April 2023 and member of the Group's Executive Committee.

François Bastin, 51, is a graduate of École Normale Supérieure (1993). He holds a PhD in energetics from École Centrale de Paris (1995) and did post-doctoral work at Stanford University in California.

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