François Auque joins Aerospacelab’s board

François Auque joins Aerospacelab's board

22 September 2022

François Auque joins Aerospacelab's board

François Auque has joined Aerospacelab’s board, as of 22 September. The announcement was made during a board meeting at Aerospacelab’s headquarters in Mont-Saint-Guibert.

A major industry player with significant impacts on the European aerospace landscape, he previously headed the Airbus space division from July 2000 to June 2016. Auque was also a member of Airbus Group’s Executive Committee and was Chief Financial Officer of Aerospatiale (then Aerospatiale-Matra) before the creation of EADS – European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. He received the title of Officer in the Legion of Honour in July 2014.

Benoît Deper, Aerospacelab CEO and Founder, stated: “We’re very excited to welcome François Auque into the Aerospacelab family. We are certain this newly appointed role will help facilitate Aerospacelab’s growth on our path becoming a leader in satellite manufacturing and intelligence.”

François Auque explains: “I am thrilled to join Aerospacelab. I am amazed by what has already been achieved so swiftly, by the energy, the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. I am utmost convinced Aerospacelab will become a top ranking “New Space” leader and I am proud and honoured to embark on such a journey.”

With Auque joining Aerospacelab’s board, the total number of board members has been brought to six.

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