Vincent IMBERT

Director – proposed by the French State
Membre du conseil d'administration Safran- représentant l’État.
Membre du comité stratégique et des grands projets.
Membre du comité des nominations et des rémunérations.

Vincent Imbert

Expertise and experience

Born in 1956, Vincent Imbert, senior defense engineer, is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace. He is a former auditor of the center for Advanced Defense Studies (centre des hautes études de l'Armement).

He started his career at the French Directorate General of Weapons Procurement (DGA) in 1981 managing programs (Director of the PR4G (radios for the army) RITA and RITA enhancement programs and then Director of the Char Leclerc program for France and the United Arab Emirates).

In 1998, he became Director of the technical school of Bourges, responsible for the assessment and testing of pyrotechnic, artillery and ground missile systems.

In 2000, he was appointed Force System Architect, responsible for directing and managing prospective studies to prepare the army's future defense and weapons systems.

In 2003, he was appointed technical advisor to the deputy Head of the DGA, and became Director of the department of defense programs (SPART) in 2004.

In 2006, he became Director of the department of observation programs, telecommunication and information (SPOTI) of the DGA.

In 2009, he was responsible for setting up the technical direction of the DGA, which he would subsequently manage.

He was appointed Executive Vice-President of the DGA in May 2013.

Current offices

  • Safran :
  • Director proposed by the French State: Safran since April 2015


  • Non-Group:

Director representing the French State: Giat Industries

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