Altran has appointed William Rozé as the new Chief Executive Officer of its French operations, effective 1 January 2015. Rozé has been with Altran since 2001, and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer.
With over 21,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Altran is one of the largest highâ€tech engineering and consulting firms of the globe.
Per the start of the 2015, Altran France – the firm’s home base and largest market (9,000 employees; ~50% of global revenue) – will have a new CEO at the reigns. William Rozé, the current Chief Operating Officer, will take over from Cyril Roger, who has led the French region since 2006, in addition to being responsible for Southern Europe and the Middle East. Rozé joined Altran in 2001, initially contributing to the firm’s activities in Aeronautics, Space and Defence, and later managed a French subsidiary. In 2006, Rozé became Managing Director for the South-West region of Altran France, and two years later he was named Executive Director for Altran’s six key regions in the country*. Since October 2012 he serves as Chief Operating Officer.
William Rozé graduated from INSEEC (Bordeaux, France), from Fordham University (New York, USA) and from Paris-Dauphine University (France). In his new role he will report to Roger, who in turn reports to Philippe Salle, Altran’s global CEO. Salle joined the engineering and consulting firm in 2011, and previously worked for among others Accenture and McKinsey & Company
Earlier this year Altran announced ambitious growth plans. Globally the firm aims at recruiting 4,600 new engineers and consultants, of which more than 90% will be employed in Europe. Altran France expects to add roughly 2,300 new recruits to its team.
* The regions: Ile-de-France, North, East, South-East, South-East & West and West.