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Didier Kayat appointed Chairman of Daher Group, Succeeding Patrick Daher

Didier Kayat (l), the newly appointed Chairman of the Board and Oliver Genis (r), who has been appointed Vice President of the Board © Daher Group
Didier Kayat (l), the newly appointed Chairman of the Board and Oliver Genis (r), who has been appointed Vice President of the Board © Daher Group

The Board of Directors of Daher Group has appointed Didier as the new Chairman of the Board, succeeding Patrick , who has held the position since 2016. Kayat will continue to serve as the Group's Chief Executive Officer. Olivier Genis will assume the role of of the Board.

These leadership changes are part of the ongoing efforts by the Group's shareholders, the Daher family and Bpifrance, to implement optimal governance standards for the Group.

The additional responsibilities assigned to Kayat, who has been instrumental in Daher's development for many years, reflect the continuity of the Group's direction and align with the objectives of its “Take Off 2027” strategic plan.

As Vice President of the Board, Genis will support Kayat in advancing the company's ongoing transformation.

Kayat, who has been since 2016, has worked alongside Patrick Daher since the early 2000s, helping to position Daher among the top 50 global aeronautics groups.

    Genis, appointed by the Daher family in 2020, will now serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors. He is currently Chairman of Eiffage Construction and a member of the Eiffage Executive Committee, roles he will relinquish at the end of this month.

    The Daher Board expressed its gratitude to Patrick Daher, who is retiring, for his exceptional contributions to the Group's growth and strengthening across all areas during his tenure. His involvement in key aerospace sector bodies, particularly the French GIFAS industry association, has also enhanced Daher's influence. Patrick Daher has imparted a corporate purpose to the company: “Within the scope of our activities, unleash the potential of those who move the world forward,” which will remain a guiding principle for the Group.

    Patrick Daher stated, “I am very proud of the progress made by the Daher Group, and I have full confidence in Didier Kayat and Olivier Genis to continue the development for decades to come. In recent years, the Group has experienced strong growth and made multiple transformative acquisitions in each of its core businesses, thanks to Didier's contributions.”

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