Rosanvallon steps down as Falcon Jet head, replaced by Betbeze

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies September 4, 2019 14:49

Rosanvallon steps down as Falcon Jet head, replaced by Betbeze

Jean Rosanvallon has stepped down as the CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ), the US operating arm of Dassault Aviation. That’s after a career spanning 44 years with Dassault, 23 as the CEO of DFJ.

“John Rosanvallon has built a record of success for the Falcon Jet business and our industry,” said Eric Trappier, chairman & CEO, Dassault Aviation. “We are pleased we can continue tapping into the wealth of business jet market experience he has accumulated to help improve and expand the Falcon line in the future.”

Rosanvallon joined Dassault Aviation in France in 1975 but was transferred to the US four years later where he was the assistant to the president. He returned to France later for an 11-year stint in different executive roles, but eventually returned to the US, as the senior VP of sales and marketing. He was made CEO in 1996, serving in that position until his departure.

He is replaced by Thierry Betbeze, who had been the vice president of DFJ since 2016.

Betbeze joined Dassault Aviation in 1984 as a cost accountant, but soon switched to export financing. He was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2004.

“Thierry’s appointment is the latest in a number of recent changes intended to reinforce our worldwide sales, marketing and customer support effort,” said Trappier. “His extensive experience in international finance, along with the recent appointments of Carlos Brana, Executive Vice President Civil Aircraft and head of Worldwide Falcon sales and marketing, and Jean Kayanakis, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network, will ensure the enduring success of the Falcon brand in today’s demanding business aviation environment.”

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies September 4, 2019 14:49

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