Françoise Descheemaker Biography


Ecole Normale Supérieure. Agrégée de Lettres Classiques.

Cornell University (USA), Philosophy and Political Science.

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Ecole Nationale d’Administration.



Assistant Professor at Cornell University in Greek Philosophy and Classics

Professor in France (Classics and Philosophy).

Deputy Head of the General Directorate for Industry at the French Ministry of Industry (1985-1990).

Joined Snecma in 1990 (Institutional Affairs Department).

Head of the Industrial Management Department (1992-1995).

Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, of Snecma Group (1995-2001).

Senior Vice-President, Communications (internal, external and financial) for Snecma Group and later for Safran Group (2001-2008).

CEO of Safran Consulting (a Safran Group subsidiary) (2008-2010).

President of the two Safran Group foundations (2008-2015) and Director (since 2015).

CEO of SHRS, Inc. (USA), a subsidiary of Safran Group (since 2008).



Légion d’Honneur (Knight)

Ordre National du Mérite (Officer)



Elected City Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine (since 1983).

Elected as Councillor for West Paris Area Assembly