Alexis Vidal has been appointed Senior Vice President Commercial for ATR, effective 26 June 2023. He joins ATR's Top Management team reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Nathalie Tarnaud Laude. He succeeds Fabrice Vautier who takes on new responsibilities within the group.
An accomplished sales professional, Alexis has held several senior management roles within the aerospace and defence industry. He began his career with the Airbus Group in 2004 as Business Development Manager within the satellite division, now Airbus Defence and Space. He moved to Airbus Helicopters in 2007 and held various management positions in Customer Services, Offers and Contracts, Sales. He was appointed Vice President Sales for Energy and Leasing segments in 2016. He moved to Airbus Commercial Aircraft as Head of Sales for Customer Services in 2019. In his last position in 2021, Alexis was Head of Marketing for widebody programmes.
Alexis is 42 years old and holds master's degrees in aeronautical engineering frm Ecole Centrale Lyon (France) and Imperial College London (UK), and graduated from HEC Paris (France) with a master's degree in management. Alexis will bring true added value in supporting the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with his in-depth knowledge of the industry and proven experience in Sales, Marketing and Customer Services.