Michel Masselin – Panelist
Panel Title: Connect the Unconnected
Bio: Michel is an Engineer from French Engineering school Sup’Aero, and also a Master of Sciences in Aerospace Engineering from University of Southern California
For over 30 years, Michel has worked in defence, aeronautics and telecommunications industries. He commenced his career designing tactical radio networks and ultimately became responsible for the Marketing and Sales towards the French customers of all Thales Communications systems and services which encompass Combat Net Radios, tactical networks, comint products and information systems.
In 2003, he moved to Thales Training & Simulation (TT&S) responsible for very large service bids and programs including full financing packages for the German NH90, the A400M, and Helisim simulator training centers. In addition he also managed large bids for the operation of airborne platforms such as the UK MoD and DFTS Search and Rescue Helicopter programs.
In 2009, he joined Thales’s space division, to be responsible for the sale and lease back of the Syracuse 3 (French milsatcom constellation) and, subsequently, the Syracuse 4 satellite offer to the French MoD.
Since 2015, Michel has been responsible for the business development and sales of Stratobus – a new, high altitude platform (HAPS) currently under development in France and in Europe.