The Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) Board of Directors has appointed Thierry Betbeze, CEO of the wholly owned Dassault Aviation subsidiary, which is responsible for Falcon business aircraft marketing, sales and support in the Americas.
Betbeze replaces Jean Rosanvallon, who is stepping-down after leading DFJ for 23 years. Rosanvallon, a 44-year Dassault veteran, will serve as Special Senior Advisor to Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO Eric Trappier during a transition period.
Betbeze began his career at Dassault Aviation in 1984 as a cost accountant and switched to export financing with a wide range of responsibilities including treasury and currency hedging, before being promoted to Senior Vice President Finance in 2004. He had been serving as Senior Vice President of Finance at DFJ since 2016. Betbeze holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from France’s Ecole Supérieur de Commerce et de Management (ESCEM).
Rosanvallon joined Dassault Aviation in 1975 and four years later moved over to DFJ, based in Teterboro, New Jersey, as Assistant to the President. After an 11-year interlude in France serving in several executive capacities within Dassault Aviation, he returned to Teterboro as Senior VP Sales and Marketing with responsibility for consolidating worldwide Falcon commercial activities. He took charge of the affiliate in 1996.