Thales has appointed Jean-Bernard Lévy as its new chairman and CEO, to replace Luc Vigneron, who resigned Thursday.
Vigneron resigned “after having acknowledged lack of support of the company’s two main shareholders,” according to a statement from Thales. France, with a 27 percent stake, and Dassault, with a 26 percent stake, are the two main shareholders for Thales.
Lévy served as CEO at French multimedia company Vivendi for seven years prior to leaving that post in June.
“I have been aware for many years of the passion and the high-level expertise of the men and women who contribute to the Group's numerous successes in many countries around the world. In the global marketplace, Thales has all the strengths needed to play a leading role,” said Levy. More