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Franck Saudo, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Electronics & Defense

Franck Saudo

CEO, Safran Electronics & Defense

Expertise and experience

Franck Saudo started his career in 2003 at the Treasury Department of the French Ministry of Finance, first acting as head of financial markets, then in charge of issues concerning international debt and the Club de Paris. In 2007, he was named financial sector advisor to the cabinet of the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment. 


He joined Safran in 2011 as deputy to the Group's Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development. In July 2013, he was named Vice President, Support & Services at Turbomeca (now Safran Helicopter Engines). From December 2017 to February 2018, he was CEO of Safran Transmission Systems, then CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines from 2018 to 2023. Franck Saudo was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Safran Electronics & Defense in April 2023. 


Franck Saudo holds degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique (2000), the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (2003) and the London School of Economics (2003).


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