Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, Area A & Area B
Pascale Sourisse is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.
She began her career holding management positions within France Telecom, Jeumont-Schneider and Compagnie Générale des Eaux, as well as with the French Ministry of the Industry. She joined Alcatel in 1995 as VP, Planning and Strategy of Alcatel Space and, in 1997, she was appointed Chairman & CEO of SkyBridge. In 2001, she became COO of Alcatel Space, becoming President of Alcatel's space activities, and President & CEO of Alcatel Alenia Space. In 2007, Pascale Sourisse was appointed Senior Vice President of Thales's Space Division, and President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space. In 2008, she was appointed SVP of the Land & Joint Systems Division and in February 2010, became SVP of Defense & Security C4I Systems. On September 2012, Pascale Sourisse was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Zone A* of Thales Group.
Since February 2013, she is Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, in charge of Area A* and Area B*.
Pascale Sourisse is a Chevalier of France’s “Légion d’honneur” and a Commandeur of the French “Ordre du Mérite”. She is a Director of Renault and Vinci, and Board Chairman of l’Ecole de Telecom ParisTech.
*Zone A includes 6 countries (Australia, Canada, USA, Norway, Netherlands, United Kingdom) and 2 regions (North Asia, Central and Northern Europe)
*Zone B includes 6 countries (Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland) and 7 commercial regions (Africa, Latin America, South and South-East Asia, Middle East, Europe)