Thales - Titre 2 - Eng

The Foundation is governed by French law and supervised by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees has 9 members and meets twice a year.

Patrice Caine, CEO of Thales, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for general policy decisions. The Board determines the Foundation’s societal objectives, ratifies the choice of pilot programmes and projects selected for Foundation support, and approves the budget.

Two committees — one for each area of focus — assist the Board of Trustees. Each committee has 10 members. These committees select projects proposed by employees through the Call for Projects and submit them to the Board of Trustees for approval.

The Foundation is managed by an Executive Director, Matt Pothecary, VP Group Communications.
The Foundation facilitates a network of correspondents and ambassadors tasked with promoting the Foundation’s activities and mobilising Thales employees around the Foundation’s projects.

The 9 members of the Board of Trustees
6 Thales members

  • Patrice Caine
    CEO of Thales
  • Isabelle Simon
    Group Secretary and General Counsel
  • Pascale Sourisse
    Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development
  • Marko Erman
    Senior Vice President, Group Chief Technical Officer
  • Patricia Davriu
    VP Air Traffic Management Automation Systems Europe
  • Didier Gladieu
    Employee representative

3 external members 

  • Albert Fert
    Nobel prize-winner and researcher at Thales / CNRS research lab
  • General Jean-Louis Georgelin
    Chief of the French Defence Staff (retired)
  • Jean-Marc de la Sablière
    Ambassador of France