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Kate Philipps

Safran EVP, Group Communications

Expertise and experience

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 has a Masters degree from Oxford University (1986) and an MBA from Insead (1991). 

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