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Hervé Blanc

Safran Electrical & Power, Vice President and General Manager, Power

Expertise and experience

Hervé has graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He started his career with Dassault Aviation in 1988 where he participated to the development of the Rafale program.

In 1989 he then joined Aerospatiale in the Space Transportation business where he held several positions successively Chief Engineer for Ariane 4, Ariane 5 main stages, Automated Transfer Vehicle and manager of the System Design Department.

From 1997 to 2007, he was in charge of the development of the M51 missile as the Program Director. 

In June 2007, he moved to Safran Group as the Navigation Program Director and then as the Program Director of the Avionics Division of Sagem (former Safran Electronics & Denfense). 

In December 2011, he joined Messier-Bugatti-Dowty as the Director of the carbon capacity program. (former Safran Landing Systems)

In July 2013 he moved to Hispano-Suiza (former Safran Transmission Systems) as the Deputy Managing Director in charge of electrical activities and prepared the creation of Labinal Power Systems.

In January 2014, Hervé became VP and GM of the Power Division of Labinal Power Systems now named Safran Electrical and Power. 

Hervé is Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite.

Safran Electrical & Power is a world leader in electrical systems for aircraft, ranked No. 1 for wiring and No. 2 for power generation, while playing a key role in the development of more electric aircraft. 

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