Hervé Multon has been occupying his current position since January 2016. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées) and holds a Master degree of Science from Stanford University. His professional career began at the French Procurement Agency DGA, within the French Ministry of Defence. For 15 years, he held various positions in this institution, first as Programme Manager for Franco-Italian ASTER missiles and launchers, then as Head of Office for Missiles and Electronic Programmes within the Programmes, Acquisition Methods and Quality Directorate. Hervé Multon was appointed Private Secretary to the head of the DGA, Jean-Yves Helmer, and also worked in the Procurement Agency’s Human Resources Management. In 2002, he joined Thales as Director of the Eurocat E Business Unit within the former Air Systems Division, running the business of ATM control centres for Europe. He then went on to manage the French Operations of Thales Raytheon Systems, the French-US joint-venture, worldwide leader in air defence command and control systems and ground-based radars. Since December 2009, he was Vice President, Deputy to the Strategy Senior Vice President of Thales.