Title: Vice President, Chief Scientist
Company: Airbus S.A.S.
Location: Toulouse, France
Jean-Francois Geneste, vice president and chief scientist at Airbus S.A.S., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Aviation.
With nearly 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Geneste has been the chief scientist and vice president of Airbus S.A.S. since 2009. In addition to his primary roles, he has served as a professor and expert in innovation and entrepreneurship with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology since 2017. Prior to obtaining his current positions, Mr. Geneste was a scientific advisor with EADS Astrium form 2005 to 2009, also serving as a senior manager of innovation with the company from 2005 to 2008. Earlier in his career, he was a senior advisor with Matra Systems and information from 1999 to 2000.
Initially pushed to pursue a career in education by his father, who was a teacher, Mr. Geneste found that he had a natural talent for innovation and thinking outside of the box. He began his career as a student at the École Supérieure d’Ingenieurs en Construction a Ranautiques from 1983 to 1986. Later in his career, he returned to his studies, completing coursework at the Institut de l’Enterprise.
Mr. Geneste credits much of his success to his mentor, Philippe Camus, the former CEO of EADS and current chair of the board of Alcatel-Lucent. Looking toward the future, he intends to start a company with the goal of research and industrial development. In addition, Mr. Geneste will continue to work as a part-time professor and industrialist, creating opportunities for the next generation and the new concept of launcher.
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