20/03/2014 Thales Group
Laurent Maury has been appointed Vice President in charge of Thales's new “Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity” Business Line. This new Business Line — part of the Secure Communications and Information Systems Global Business Unit — has critical mass (close to 5,000 people, revenues of €500 million) and reflects Thales's efforts to strengthen its leadership in the rapidly expanding market for critical information management and cybersecurity solutions.
Laurent Maury began his career in 1987 as an engineer in the Radio Frequency Laboratory at Dassault Electronique. He then joined the Space and Electronic Warefare division as a systems bid manager. In 1996, he was promoted to Deputy Director, Export Marketing and Sales for this division.
In 1998, Laurent joined Sextant Avionique as Director of Strategy and Development for the company's Trainer & Fighter Aircraft business.
In 2001, he joined Thales's Defence & Security C4I Systems Activities as Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance business. In 2005, Laurent assumed responsibility for Customer Service (France) for this business, then in 2006 he was appointed Vice President of the Customer Service and Support business line.
From December 2005, Laurent was Vice President in charge of the Critical Information Systems business line.
Laurent Maury, 53, is a graduate of the ENSEEIHT engineering school in Toulouse (École nationale upérieure d'électronique, d'électrotechnique, d'informatique, d'hydraulique et des télécommunications), Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse and the CHEAr centre for advanced weapon studies (Centre des hautes études de l'armement).