Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

Bordes June 15, 2022 Photo(s): By Safran
Florence Gourmanel

On 1st September 2022, Florence Gourmanel becomes Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. She succeeds Frédéric Henrion, who has been appointed to another post within the Group.

Florence began her career in 1992 as a management controller with Airbus. In 1993 she joined Technofan¹ as Sales Administration Manager. In 1998, she was appointed Human Resources Manager at CIMPA. She joined Teuchos in 2000 where she served as Human Resources Manager and Human Resources Director.

In 2010, she joined the Electrical Systems Engineering (ISE) division of Labinal², where she was head of the Villemur-sur-Tarn site; then Director of Human Resources for the division before, in 2018, being appointed Director of Human Resources for Safran Engineering Services.

Since May 2022, she has served as Director of Social Development at Safran Helicopter Engines.

Florence Gourmanel (54) holds a Master's degree in business economics from the University of Social Sciences in Toulouse (1992).

Valentin Safir

Valentin Safir has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Programs. He succeeds Bruno Bellanger, who has been appointed to another post within the Group.

Valentin began his career in 2000 with McKinsey & Company, where he advised major industrial corporations, notably in the Asia-Pacific region, on how to improve their operational performance. He joined Labinal² en 2010 as Director for Continuous Improvement and Supply Chain in the wiring division (Europe & Asia).

In 2013 he was named president of Matis Aerospace³ before being appointed General Manager of Safran Electrical & Power at the Villemur-sur-Tarn plant in 2015. Since October 2018, he has served as President of Safran Engineering Services.

Valentin Safir (44) is a graduate of CentraleSupélec (2000) and Cornell University (2000).

¹ today Safran Ventilation Systems
² Now Safran Electrical & Power.
³ Joint-venture of Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing, specialized in electrical wiring interconnection systems in Morocco.