The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales.

In a world that is increasingly fast moving, unpredictable – and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.

Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions.  Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.

From the bottom of the oceans to the depths of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way.

Whatever it takes.
The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales.

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Collective intelligence for a safer world

Whenever a critical decision need to be made, Thales has a role to play. Our solutions help customers to make the right decisions at the right time and act accordingly in challenging environments.

To help create a safer world, we serve five keys sectors :

  • Aerospace
  • Space
  • Ground Transportation
  • Defence
  • Security
World-class technology, the combined expertise of  64,000 employees and operations in 56 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe.

We are proud of the role we play in a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected, interdependent and dangerous.



(at 31 December 2017)
French State
Dassault Aviation
Free float
of which employee-owned: 2.9%
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Board of directors

  • Patrice Caine
  • Laurence Broseta
  • Charles Edelstenne
  • Yannick d'Escatha
  • Bernard Fontana
  • Anne-Marie Hunot-Schmit
  • Philippe Lépinay
  • Armelle de Madre
  • (The French Government, represented by) Odile Renaud-Basso
  • Frédérique Sainct
  • Loïk Segalen
  • Anne-Claire Taittinger
  • Ann Taylor
  • Eric Trappier
  • Marie-Françoise Walbaum
  • Delphine d’Amarzit
More information on the board of directors is available in chapter 3 of the 2017 registration document.

Articles of association (updated 12 January 2018)