Michel de Rosen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat Communications
Michel de Rosen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications.
He joined Eutelsat in July 2009, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2009 and Chairman in September 2013. He is a board member of Eutelsat Communications, Hispasat (the Spanish satellite operator), ABB (a global leader in power and automation) and Pharnext (a pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry leader).
His career has included chief executive positions in international publicly traded groups as well as senior public service appointments. He began his career in France in the Inspection générale des finances in the Ministry of Finance. He was Advisor to the Minister of Defence in 1980 and 1981, and from 1986 to 1988 was Chief of Staff of the Minister of Industry, Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Between 1983 and 1999 he held executive positions at Rhône-Poulenc, including CEO of Pharmuka from 1983 to 1986, CEO of Rhône-Poulenc Fibers and Polymers from 1988 to 1993, and CEO of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (USA) from 1993 to 1999. From 2000 to 2008 he was Chairman and CEO of ViroPharma in the USA, and Chairman and CEO of SGD in 2008 and 2009.
Michel is a graduate of the HEC business school and France’s National School of Administration (ENA - Ecole Nationale d’Administration).