Chief Operating Officer and Excecutive Vice President of the Landing Gear and Systems Integration Division


Gilles Bouctot is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Centrale of Paris. He began his career at Snecma in 1983, where he held successively various financial control and production management positions. He joined Aircelle (formerly Hurel-Dubois, now Safran Nacelles) in 1999 as Industrial Director prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000. In 2004, Gilles Bouctot was appointed Chairman and CEO of Messier Services International (now Safran Landing Systems). He joined the Safran group headquarters in 2008 as deputy to the Executive Vice-President of the Aircraft Equipment branch, in charge of strategy and operations. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Messier-Dowty (now Safran Landing Systems) and CEO on January 10th, 2011.

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