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Jacques Breton

Senior Vice President Sales & Customers, Arianespace

Jacques Breton is the Senior Vice President – Sales & Business Development, with the focus on commercializing the
company’s launch services solutions and defining future market requirements. He is member of the Executive
He joined Arianespace in 1985 as head of the technical support department in the Marketing & Sales division and
participated in the start-up of Starsem (the company charged with marketing Soyuz launches at Baikonur
Cosmodrome) in his role as Arianespace’s Deputy Director – Technical and Industrial.
Jacques Breton was assigned to Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary in Washington, D.C., as Director of Engineering from
1999 to 2003, where he was the technical liaison between customers and manufacturers in the United States, while
participating in sales and marketing in the region. He then returned to Arianespace headquarters in Evry, France as
the division head responsible for technical support and business development in the sales directorate. He holds his
current position since 2009.
Jacques Breton began his professional career with Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation in 1980. He holds a
degree from the French ENSAM engineering school, with specialized graduate work in aerospace engineering at the
Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Aéronautiques.