Pierre Fossier began his career in 1983 in Dassault Electronique, as system engineer within MIRAGE 2000 and RAFALE programmes. In 1998, following the merger of DASSAULT ELECTRONIQUE and THOMSON-CSF, Pierre FOSSIER was successively appointed Technical Director of the Electronic Warfare Business Unit, then Deputy Technical Director of the Airborne Systems Business Group of THALES. In 2004, he became deputy Vice President for Research, Technology and Engineering of the Aerospace division of THALES (for both civilian and defence activities). He is now Vice President, Chief Technical Officer of the Air Operations Division of THALES.
Pierre Fossier has a graduate engineering degree from “Ecole Polytechnique” and “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications” (France). He was distinguished with the aeronautics medal and is a former auditor of the Institution of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN). He his member of the steering committee of the French “Conseil d’Orientation de la Recherche Aéronautique Civile “ (CORAC), board member of the “Fondation pour le Recherche Aéronautique et Espace”, and member of “Conseil d’Orientation du Service Technique de l’Aéronautique Civile” (STAC).