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Chief Executive Officer and Director

Olivier Andriès has been named Executive Vice President, effective September 10, 2020. He is a member of the Group's Executive Committee.As initially announced, Olivier Andriès will succeed Philippe Petitcolin as Chief Executive Officer of Safran on January 1, 2021.

Date of birth: 1962
Degrees: École Polytechnique (1981), Ecole des Mines (1987)

Olivier Andriès joined the Treasury department at the French Ministry of Finance in 1990, where he oversaw major state-owned aerospace and defense companies. In 1993, he joined the cabinet of the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Edmond Alphandéry, as advisor on industrial affairs.

In 1995 he moved to the Lagardère group as Deputy Director of Strategy. He managed various merger and acquisition projects, contributing to the consolidation of the European aerospace and defense sector. He was named personal advisor to Jean-Luc Lagardère in 1998.

Olivier Andriès joined Airbus in 2000, serving as Vice President, Widebody Aircraft Programs (A330/A340). He was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2005 as Executive Vice President, Strategy, supporting the A350 XWB project until its official launch.

He joined Safran in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development. He was subsequently named Executive Vice President, in charge of the Defense and Security branch, and a member of the Management Board, in 2009.

In 2011, Olivier Andriès was named Chief Executive Officer of Turbomeca (now Safran Helicopter Engines), where he oversaw a deep transformation of the company over the next four years, based on the following strategic objectives: diversification of the customer portfolio, development and renewal of the product line, enhanced competitiveness based on the Factory of the Future concept.

In 2015, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Safran Aircraft Engines, tasked with ensuring a successful transition between the CFM56 and the new generation LEAP engine, and in particular managing an unprecedented ramp-up in production, by increasing the annual rate to 2,000 engines by 2020.

In 2019, the Board of Directors of Safran has selected Olivier Andriès as successor to Philippe Petitcolin in the position of Chief Executive Officer with effect on January 1st, 2021.

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2021 Q1 results

2021 Q1 results


Representative of the French State

Expertise and experience

Suzanne Kucharekova Milko has been Secretary-General of the Government Shareholding Agency (Agence des participations de l'Etat – APE) since September 2019, after having held the position of portfolio manager within the Industry department.

She started her career as a History teacher. After her schooling at ENA, she joined the regional chamber of accounts of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes as a magistrate of the financial jurisdictions in charge of review of the local development projects and semi-public companies. She performed several thematic investigations for the Cour des comptes, the supreme body for auditing the use of public funds in France and was part of external auditing mission of Unesco carried out by the Court.

In January 2017, she joined the Industry department of the APE, in charge of the monitoring of the French carmaker Renault and the marine construction company Chantiers de l'Atlantique based in Saint Nazaire.

Suzanne Kucharekova Milko holds a master's degree in Ancient History and she is a member of the Marie Curie graduating class of ENA (2012).


Current offices

  • Safran :
    • Representative of the French State on the Board of Directors of Safran
  • Non-Group:
    • Member of the supervisory board of Grand Port Maritime du Havre
    • Director of Chantiers de L'atlantique

Safran on track to deliver its full-year guidance

Paris, October 30, 2020


  • Pursuit of intensive efforts to reduce the cost base
  • Activity slightly improving in Q3 compared to Q2 2020

Adjusted data

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Safran, the best employer in the world in its sector according to Forbes!

Last June and July, 160,000 employees from 58 different countries and multiple companies were asked by Statista to anonymously respond to a questionnaire to measure their level of satisfaction with their employer and whether they would recommend the employer to others. Respondents were also asked to rate other employers that would stand out positively or negatively in their sector. Safran was cited by respondents from 23 countries!

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