Gratien Maire has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ADP Ingénierie. Founded in 2000, ADP Ingénierie is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe ADP that designs new airports and modernises existing airports.
Between 1982 and 1996, Gratien Maire was a fighter pilot; then, from 1997 to 2000, he served as Head of the International Relations Division of the French Air Force.
Gratien Maire has also worked as a diplomat. He was defence attaché at the French Embassy in Ottawa, Canada (2000-2003) and then at the French Embassy in Washington DC, USA (2008-2011). Between these positions, he was a technical advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister (2004-2006), and, subsequently, Commandant of the French Air Force Academy.
He replaces Olivier Berger, who, after succeeding in turning around the performance of the subsidiary and devising a new business plan, will pursue his mission to develop engineering and innovation within the international scope of Groupe ADP.