Yannick Assouad is a French businessperson who has been at the head of 8 different companies. Presently, she holds the position of Director & Member-Executive Committee at Groupement Industries Françaises Aeronautiques Spatiale, Chairman for Zodiac Inflight Innovations FR SAS and President of Latecoere Developpement.
She is also on the board of VINCI SA, Latecoere International, Inc., L'Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile and Arkema Srl and Executive Vice President of Thales SA.
In her past career she was Chief Executive Officer & Technical Director at Société d'Etudes & de Constructions Aéronavales SAS, Head-Thermal Mechanical Analysis Group at Thales SA, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Latécoère SA, Director-Technical at Honeywell Aerospace SAS, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Cabin France SAS, President at LATelec SA, Chief Executive Officer-Intertechnique at Zodiac Aerospace SA and Chief Executive Officer-Cabin Branch at Zodiac Aerospace SA.
Dr. Assouad received an undergraduate degree from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon and a doctorate from Illinois Institute of Technology.