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Dominique Giannoni is appointed CEO of ECA GROUP as of 2 November 2021

Thursday, September 16 2021
Dominique Giannoni will soon join ECA GROUP as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Guénaël Guillerme who has chosen to focus on new business projects. He will bring his 30 years of experience in the high-tech sector to ECA GROUP as well as his broad knowledge of the aerospace, defence and naval industry.



Dominique Giannoni, 52, is a graduate of ENSTA ParisTech., LDCR Armament Corps. He holds a Master of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a degree in management from INSEAD. He was the auditor of the 65th IHEDN session “Defence Policy” and certified by Sciences Po Paris as corporate director.


Before joining ECA GROUP, he started his career at the French Ministry of Defence (DGA) in the naval field. He then held management positions at Cap Gemini Telecom from 1998 to 2003. Then, he joined the Thales group, first to lead the Sonar for Submarines operations, where he managed the programme for the development of new Sonar systems for the next generation of submersibles, and later the Military Avionics Business Line. From 2013 to 2018, he was CEO of Thales In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity based in California, then, returning to France, he managed Thales operations for fighter aircraft.

Dominique Giannoni will take up his functions within ECA GROUP on 2 November 2021. He will bring his broad experience in the defence and naval industry to the company as well as his knowledge in aerospace and international operations. His contribution will allow the group to pursue its development as a major player in the French industrial innovation sector.

Thanks to the expertise and know-how of its teams, ECA GROUP confirms its ambitions of future growth in the aviation, defence and naval industry. The company is one of the world leaders in the field of autonomous robotics and offers to its customers the most efficient and most technologically advanced solutions in the field of naval, surface and aerial drones. The group also offers innovative solutions for the Aeronautics and Space sectors. Strong perspectives and an order book of more than 500 million Euros demonstrate the value and the quality of ECA GROUP’s solutions.


Hervé Guillou, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ECA GROUP, and Raphaël Gorgé, CEO of Groupe Gorgé, state:  "We thank Guénaël Guillerme who has devoted nearly 20 years to ECA and has allowed our company to become one of the world leaders in the field of autonomous robotised solutions, with our teams that have gained unanimous recognition in the market. We wish him all the best in his new entrepreneurial projects. We are delighted to welcome Dominique Giannoni as Chief Executive Officer at ECA GROUP. His expertise and knowledge of our sectors, combined with the competencies of our teams, will be major assets for the development of the group and the realisation of its full growth potential."

Dominique Giannoni adds:“I am delighted and honoured to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer at ECA GROUP, a company with a DNA characterised by innovation in the fields of robotics, defence, aeronautics and simulation since 1936. I thank Raphael Gorgé and Hervé Guillou for their trust. I'm looking forward to working with them, all ECA GROUP’s employees and our industrial partners to continue the development of the company and to work relentlessly to the satisfaction of our customers."

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