Log In

Pierre-Henri Gourgeon Edit Profile

air transportation executive

Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, air transportation executive. Certified fighter pilot French Air Force Academy.


Gourgeon, Pierre-Henri was born on April 28, 1946.


Graduate, Polytechnic School, Paris. Graduate, National School Aeronautics and Space, Toulouse, France. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.


Various engineering positions Minister Defense, France, 1971—1981. Member Prime Minister's staff, special technical advisor Minister Labor & Vocational Training, 1981—1984. Vice president military programs Snecma S.A. (National Society Study & Construction Aviation Engines), Courcouronnes, France, 1985—1988.

Special advisor civil aviation Minister Transport, Equipment & Housing, 1988—1990. Director general French Civil Aviation Authorities, 1990—1993. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Servair (subsidiary) Air France, S.A., 1993—1996, executive vice president corporation development & international affairs Air France, 1997—1998, chief operating officer, 1998—2004, Chief Executive Officer, since 2009.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Air France-KLM S.A., 2004—2009, Chief Executive Officer, since 2009. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Amadeus France/Estrel, 1996—1997. Board directors, vice chairman Amadeus Global Travel Distribution, since 1996.

Board directors Groupe Steria Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, since 2000.


  • Certified fighter pilot French Air Force Academy.