Jul 03, 2013
Massy, July 3rd , 2013 – As of July 17th 2013, Philippe Duhamel will become the Chief Executive Officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems. He succeeds Jack Harrington.
Philippe Duhamel joined the Thales Group in 1987 as head engineer for an anti-aircraft defense system. He was then appointed director of command information systems programs for European and North-American customers.
In 1998, he was named director of bids and proposals for Thales’s air traffic control business. He then became the director of programs and integration for Thales’s naval radars and ground-based air defense systems for Thales Netherlands.
In 2007, Philippe Duhamel was promoted to Vice President for Ground-Based Radars and contributed to the development of the product policy for air surveillance radars and the integration of Thales’s French and Dutch operations in this area.
In 2010, Philippe Duhamel became Chief Executive Officer of Thales Raytheon Systems SAS, the French operations of the joint venture between Thales and Raytheon specializing in air defense systems for armed forces worldwide.
Philippe Duhamel is 51 years old and holds a degree from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble and has been admitted to take part in the 65th defense policy session of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN). He is married and has three children.
ThalesRaytheonSystems is an international company specializing in air defense systems, command and control systems, 3D air defense radars, battlefield and counterbattery radars. Since its inception in 2001, ThalesRaytheonSystems has become one of the defense industry’s most successful transatlantic joint ventures. The company employs 1,400 people and is equally owned by Thales and Raytheon.