13-Apr-2010 Source: Eurocopter
Matthieu Louvot has been named Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy & Company Development for the Eurocopter Group and will be reporting directly to Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling.
After having begun his career as an inspector at the General Inspectorate of Finance in the French finance ministry, Matthieu Louvot, who is 35, was then budgetary adviser of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and adviser for regional development at the Ministry of the Interior. More recently, he was adviser to the French President in the sectors of industry, energy and transportation.
Matthieu Louvot is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique Engineering School and the Ecole Nationale dâ€™Administration after studying at the National School of Economics, Statistics and Finance and the Paris Institute of Political Science.
Mr. Louvot succeeds Andreas Loewenstein, who is leaving the company.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approx. 15,600 people. In 2009, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the worldâ€™s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market, with a turnover of 4.6 billion Euros, orders for 344 new helicopters, and a 52 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Groupâ€™s products account for 30 percent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 18 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centres. More than 10,500 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in more than 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.