Hervé Derrey

President & CEO

Thales Alenia Space

French Republic

In February 2020, Hervé Derrey was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thales Alenia Space and Executive Vice President for Space for the Thales group. He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Thales Secure Information and Communications Systems Global Business Unit. In 2011, he was named Vice President, Strategic and Infrastructure Networks, then from 2012 to 2016 served as Vice President for Thales’ global Radiocommunication Products Business Line. From 1991 to 2011, Hervé Derrey held various management positions in France and abroad, first at Alcatel, then Alcatel Lucent, with a particular focus on mobile networks and applications, broadband internet and digital transformation. A graduate of École Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech, Hervé Derrey, 53, also holds a degree from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN), the national defense college