Thales Announces Changes to Executive Committee
David Tournadre, 45, will join Thales as Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, and member of the Executive Committee, with effect from 24 June 2013.
David Tournadre is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Paris. He began his career in 1991 at Schlumberger, where he held a number of human resources positions in France, Scotland, Angola and Russia. In 2003, he was appointed Executive VP, Human Resources for the Schlumberger group in New York.
During his time at Schlumberger, he also gained wide-ranging operational experience, first as Operations Director at Wireline for Colombia, Peru and Ecuador (2001–03), then as CEO of Schlumberger Indonesia (2006–09).
In 2009, he became Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communication at FCI, a company specialized in electronic and electrical interconnect systems.
In agreement with Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Thales, Reynald Seznec, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, will stand down from his current functions with effect from 30 April 2013.
On behalf of Thales, Jean-Bernard Lévy expresses his appreciation for Reynald Seznec's personal engagement and thanks him for the work he has accomplished and the results he has achieved during more than 20 years with the Thales Group.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defense & Security and the Aerospace & Transportation markets.
In 2012, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 67,000 employees in 56 countries.
With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements.
Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.