9-Apr-2012 Source: Eurocopter
Jean-Pascal MÃ©o is appointed Eurocopter Groupâ€™s General Counsel as of 2nd April 2012. He will replace Georges Richelme, who has been elected as President of the Commercial Court of Marseilles. At Eurocopter he will now oversee the institutional relations of the Group.
Having joined Eurocopter in January 1998, following roles as legal advisor in a bank and a law firm of industrial property rights consultants, Jean-Pascal MÃ©o, aged 46, was previously Head of Corporate Matters within Eurocopterâ€™s Legal Department.
Jean-Pascal MÃ©o is a postgraduate from the Business Law Institute of the University of Aix-Marseille.
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 20,000 people. In 2011, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the worldâ€™s number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 5.4 billion Euros, orders for 457 new helicopters and a 43 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Groupâ€™s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopterâ€™s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopterâ€™s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports some 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,300 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 149 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.