Christophe Salomon has been appointed Executive Vice President, Thales, Land and Air Systems, and he will also be part of the Thales Executive Committee. Salomon succeeds Alex Cresswell, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Thales in the UK.

Christophe, a graduate engineer of the Ecole Polytechnique and Sup’ Aero, joins Thales from EDF where he held the position of Chief Information Officer since 2017 and was in charge of driving the group’s Digital Transformation and Cyber Security Business. Prior to that, he spent five years in the Office of Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Ministry of Defence and 13 years in various roles at the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).