Clarence Duflocq has been appointed Director Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Innovation and New Business Initiatives at Thales Alenia Space, starting in September, 2019.
Clarence Duflocq graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris engineering school in 2002 and earned a master’s from HEC-Entrepreneurs business school.
He started his career as a financial analyst at Gemalto and spent the first five years of his career as financial controller for different mobile telecommunications product lines. He subsequently diversified his experience within the company, taking more operational positions in manufacturing organization.
He worked for three years in a Mexican plant, then returned to France at the Pont Audemer facility, where he spent two years deploying lean manufacturing approach. Since July 2014, Clarence Duflocq was a merger and acquisition deal manager at Gemalto. He carried out half a dozen transactions, most notably the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management biometric business.