Arianespace Chief Executive Officer
ArianeGroup Executive Vice President
After completing the French National School of Administration (ENA), Stéphane Israël was appointed Magistrate at the French National Court of Audit («Cour des Comptes») in 2001. In this position, he carried out missions on space policies. In 2007, he joined the aeronautical and space industrial sector, first as Airbus CEO’s advisor, Louis Gallois, then handling operational responsibilities inside the space division of the group. In May 2012, he was named Director of the Minister’s of the Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital Affairs cabinet. In April 2013, he took the position of Arianespace’s CEO and Chairman. Since Arianespace’s governance evolutions in April 2017, he has cumulated the position of Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace SAS and member of ArianeGroup Executive Committee – Arianespace’s mother company – as Director of civil programs.