CFM International has appointed Florence Minisclou as Executive Vice President, replacing Sébastien Imbourg, who was recently named Vice President Sales & Marketing for Safran Aircraft Engines.
As part of the CFM executive team, Minisclou is responsible for overseeing the CFM56 and LEAP programmes, working closely with her counterpart at GE Aerospace, Karl Sheldon, to monitor engineering, development, production and services activities for these programmes. Minisclou also serves as Vice President of CFM programmes for Safran Aircraft Engines.
She brings a wealth of customer-focused experience and a strong vision of the market and customer environment to her role at CFM. A graduate of Institut d’Optique Graduate School ParisTech (Sup’ Optique), she joined the aeronautics and defence division of Sagem (now Safran Electronics & Defense) in 1992, successively serving as system engineer, project manager and, ultimately, programme manager in charge of optronic systems in the defence industry in France and Europe.
In 2003, she moved to the avionics division to manage A380 Customer Support and Services. In 2007, she became the head of the key Airbus account. In 2010, she became director of key aircraft accounts within the commercial department and developed avionic sales for commercial, regional and business jet markets. She was then appointed Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the avionics division in September 2015.
After five years at this position, she became head of Safran Landing Systems customer directorate.