Thales appointed a new Head of Media Relations and Newsdesk Cédric Leurquin has joined the Thales group as Head of Media Relations and Newsdesk. He reports to Matt Pothecary, Vice- President, Group Communications at Thales.
Cédric Leurquin has worked for over 12 years within the Communications sector and was previously in charge of the Air France- KLM Press Office. He joined Air France in 2008 as International Press spokesperson before being appointed Head of the Press Office in 2012.
Cédric Leurquin also worked as a consultant in the Brussels office of the Weber Shandwick Public Relations and Public Affairs agency. Prior to this, he successively held the position of spokesperson for SN Brussels Airlines, Virgin Express and then Brussels Airlines. Cédric Leurquin obtained a Masters in Law from the Catholic University of Louvain and graduated from the Namur Conservatoire in performing Arts (Belgium).
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