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The Altran Group Strengthens its General Management Team

By Canada News Wire   

PARIS, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ – Dominique Cerutti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Altran Group, has announcedchangesto theGroup Executive Committee, as well as the arrival of Daniel Chaffraix as Executive Vice-President in charge of Transformation. The new team will be tasked with preparing and executing the strategic plan for 2016-2020. 

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Daniel Chaffraix is joining the Executive Committee as Executive Vice-President in charge of Transformation. In addition to originating large and innovative deals in his previous positions, Daniel Chaffraix is a leading expert in operational transformation and industrialisation of organisations. In particular, he will be responsible for managing all projects and programmes, as well as bolstering the internationalisation of Group services and preparing the Altran group for fast-evolving customer expectations linked to technological disruptions.

Dominique Cerutti declared:I am delighted that Daniel has decided to join us. The Group has much to gain from his vast international and intercultural experience, as well as hischange management ability to support the Groupsambitions for growth. Having witnessed the impressive work he has accomplished in the field of transformation throughout his career, I have no doubt that he will be a key asset for Altran. We operate today in anexciting environment of technological disruption,and we must thus enrich the Group with new profiles if we are to rise to the challenges we face and fully realise our growth potential.

Since 2010, Daniel Chaffraix has served as Chief Executive Officer Infrastructure Services for various geographic areas at Cap Gemini, where he contributed to a range of transformations and successfully closed major customer deals. After starting his career in the banking industry, he spent more than 20 years at IBM in various positions contributing to far-reaching transformations within the Group, serving in particular as CEO of IBM France European Executive of IBM Global Services, as well as Manufacturing & Development Manager and before CFO of Axone Group. Daniel Chaffraix is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont Ferrand (1980) and the University of Kansas (1981).

In parallel, Altran is announcing the following changes to the composition of the Group Executive Committee:

Cyril Roger, currently Senior Executive Vice-President for Global Accounts and Southern Europe, is taking operational responsibility for Europe as a whole. As part of this assignment, he will be assuming the functions of Michael Blickle, formerly in charge of Northern Europe, who is leaving the Group.

Furthermore, a position of Executive Vice-President for operations in the Americas/Asia is being created due to the high growth expected in these regions. For the time being, Dominique Cerutti will assume these functions directly.

Pascal Brier, Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategy, Innovation and Group Solutions is expanding his mandate to include Group Communications. Altran will soon be announcing the arrival of a Communications Director, reporting to Pascal Brier.

Olivier Aldrin maintains his current functions as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.  In this position, he is responsible for leading the Group’s financial strategy and ensuring that it achieves the performance objectives set.

Finally, Altran thanks Michel Bailly, Executive Vice-President in charge of Programmes, who is leaving the Group. “For the past three years, Michel Bailly hassupported implementation of the previous strategic plan and helped the Group structure its project-based business,” stated Dominique Cerutti.

About Altran 

As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. Altran Innovation Makers[1]Employees of the Altran group have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalise on the Group’s technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems.

In 2014, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.756bn. Altran now has a staff of more than 24,000 employees in more than 20 countries.


(1) Employees of the Altran group

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