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Adjustment of Naval Group’s Organisation

Published: October 2017

Paris, October 20, 2017 : A small and tight-knit team to engage Naval Group in more proactive internationalisation: Alain Guillou is appointed as the Executive Vice President, International development.

alain-guillou-comex-navalgroup-768x512On proposal from Hervé Guillou, the Naval Group General Management Committee has approved the appointment of Alain Guillou as Naval Group Executive Vice President for International development. His mission will be to boost the group internationalisation in terms of business development and human and industrial presence. Alain Guillou, who is 58, spent most of his career in positions with an operational dimension and linked to social-change management, industrial management and international cooperation.

Boost Naval Group Transformation
At a time when discussions on a possible industrial alliance with Fincantieri have been initiated and Naval Group’s internationalisation now constitutes a strategic priority to counter the competition of new entrants, Hervé Guillou has chosen to form a small and tight-knit team to boost the development of the group.

As a reminder the executive Committee is made up of eight people sharing a common objective focused on operational excellence and international growth:

Development Department, Alain Guillou
Financial, Legal and Purchasing Department, Frank Le Rebeller
Corporate Secretary, Jean-Yves Battesti
International Trade Department, Philippe Sauvageot
Industry Division, Olivier de la Bourdonnaye
Programs Division, Pierre Legros
Services Division, Nathalie Smirnov
Australia Program. Jean-Michel Billig

Alain Guillou underlines that “The aim is to transform Naval Group into a profitable international group to offer to our customers ships and equipment able to ensure sovereignty and possessing technological and operational superiority, with a high degree of availability and maintainability and at a price that is competitive on the market. To succeed, we must bring together and mobilise all our energy, first and foremost that of the Naval Group teams but also that of the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement), French Navy and French government departments as well as that of our industrial partners”.

Alain Guillou’s biography
Following a multifaceted career, operational, international and in the central administration, Alain Guillou, from 2013, headed the Human Resources and Operations division. He was one of the main architects of the group’s strengthened competitiveness through the negotiation of an “Overall Performance Agreement” with the social partners, aimed at reducing overheads, and through the renegotiation of the company agreement to increase the effective working time. In parallel, Alain Guillou undertook a complete review of data systems for major naval programs and refocused these on the group’s quality approach to ensure it could attain the highest standards for the industry. Last but not least, he instilled renewed operational dynamism in the Saint-Tropez Underwater Weapons business unit, in particular for the export market.




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