Jean-Paul Ebanga named Chairman and CEO of PowerJet

Jean-Paul Ebanga has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PowerJet, the equally-owned subsidiary of Snecma (SAFRAN Group, France) and NPO Saturn (Russia). He replaces Michel Déchelotte, who is moving to another position within SAFRAN.

Jean-Paul Ebanga, 45, a graduate of the Ensem engineering school (France), joined Snecma in 1988 after starting his career with the Philips Group. He held various positions within Snecma and SAFRAN, starting in electronics, then systems and accessories, and finally joining the commercial engine division.

Jean-Paul Ebanga was named director of the Snecma control & accessories division in 1998, then Vice-President & General Manager of Snecma Control Systems in 2001. He was subsequently appointed Vice-President of Snecma's commercial engine division, a position he held until this latest appointment at PowerJet.

PowerJet, founded in July 2004, is a joint venture of Snecma (SAFRAN group) of France and NPO Saturn of Russia. The company is in charge of SaM146 program management, including development, production, marketing and sales, as well as customer support and MRO services.

For more information, contact :

- PowerJet: Alexia Attali - Tél. : +33 (0)1 69 87 09 30 - alexia.attali@snecma.fr

- Snecma: Vincent Chappard - Tél. : +33 (0)1 69 87 09 29 - vincent.chappard@snecma.fr

-NPO Saturn: Sergey Zhiltsov - Tél. : +7 (0855) 296-284 - pr@npo-saturn.ru

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