Emmanuel de Roquefeuil

Vice President Middle East


Emmanuel de Roquefeuil was appointed as Vice President at Thales Middle East, in July 2021. In his current role, he is responsible for the strategic growth of Thales in the Middle East across all domains, working with stakeholders to achieve ambitious national visions, with a clear focus on local partnerships, innovation and digital transformation. Prior to this appointment, Emmanuel was VP and Country Director of Thales India. He previously served as the VP Sales & Marketing for Optronics and Missile Electronics at Thales. In this role, he was responsible for the setting up of OPTROLEAD, a joint venture between Thales and Sagem. Emmanuel brings a wealth of experience spanning over three decades in the defence and aerospace market. He has been with Thales for more than 27 years and has occupied key positions in the sales and marketing divisions in France and overseas. Prior to joining Thales in 1989, Emmanuel worked with Dassault Aviation as a project engineer on the European space shuttle HERMES. , Emmanuel has majored in Missiles Space from SUPAERO, Toulouse and undertaken the program for Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Law and Industrial Strategy in Defence from CHEAR SORBONNE,Paris.


Aerospace 2050

17 November 2023 | 11:45 - 12:20 | Industry Leadership Panel: Above and Beyond: Navigating Aerospace Careers with Skill and Vision

Distinguished industry leaders share their crucial perspectives on varied aerospace career trajectories by delving into vital skills, qualifications, emerging job avenues, and guiding aspiring professionals for a prosperous aerospace career in the era of advancing technologies.​

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