Aug 02, 2017: Thales Group has appointed Pierre Eric Pommellet as senior executive, vice-president, chief operating officer and chief performance officer, effective 1 September. Philippe Duhamel has been selected as executive vice-president, Defence Mission Systems, replacing Pierre Eric Pommellet.
Pierre Eric Pommellet replaces Michel Mathieu, who is retiring. Pierre Eric Pommellet joined Thales in 1997. He was Technical Director of the Navigation business, part of the Aerospace Division. In 2001, he was appointed Director of the Thales facility in Bordeaux and then in 2004 he became Director of the Military Equipment business line. In 2008, he was appointed Head of the Services sector within the Aerospace Division and in June 2009 became SVP Senior Vice President in charge of the Aerospace Division. Pierre Eric Pommellet has served as Executive Vice-President, Defence Mission Systems, since 2010.
Philippe Duhamel joined Thales in 1987 as part of the Group’s Air Operations business. From 2001 to 2003, he was Director of Bids and Proposals for Thales’s Air Traffic Control business. In 2003, he was appointed Director of Programmes for Thales’s naval radars and ground-based air defence systems business in the Netherlands. In 2007, he became Vice President, Ground-Based Radars, for the Surface Radar business line. In 2010, he became Chief Executive Officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems France, the French entity specialising in air defence systems for armed forces worldwide. In 2013, he was named chief executive officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems. From 1 June 2016, Philippe Duhamel has served as Senior Vice President, for Operations and functional departments for the Thales Group Operations and Performance Department.