Paris, November 17, 2011 - Jean-Claude Luciani, 53, has been named head of Human Resources for Europe-North Africa in the Safran group. He reports to Jean-Luc Bérard, the corporate Vice President for Human Resources.
After earning degrees in public law (1979) and from the Ecole Supérieure d’Administration de l’Armement defense administration school, Jean-Claude Luciani started his career in 1982 as defense officer with the French naval shipyard DCN. He moved to the French defense procurement agency DGA in 1993 as head of the economic studies and foreign trade office. In 1996 he was named Civil Administrator at the Ministry of Defense, then Advisor to Alain Richard, Minister of Defense, for Social and State Affairs. In 2001 Jean-Claude Luciani joined Famat, a joint venture of Snecma and GE as head of Human Resources. He moved to Snecma Propulsion Solide in 2004 as Vice President, Human Resources and Communications. From 2007 until this latest appointment, he held the same position at Hispano-Suiza.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has more than 54,000 employees and generated sales of 10.8 billion euros in 2010. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.2 billion euros in 2010. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the CAC 40.
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