Oliver Andries, From Ministries to Industry

 - February 10, 2012, 6:35 AM

Olivier Andriès, now Turbomeca chairman and CEO, has the typical résumé of a French executive. He graduated from a top engineering school, Polytechnique, and started a career as an adviser for the Council of Ministers. Andriès left for industry in 1995 and worked for Matra, Airbus and EADS in various roles pertaining to strategy and new programs. In March 2008, he joined the Safran group as executive vice-president of strategy and development, before leading the defense and security branch and eventually taking the helm at Turbomeca on June 1, 2011.