Born9 January 1938 (age 77) (1938-01-09) Paris, France OccupationCEO of Dassault Aviation, Chairman of Dassault Systemes Similar PeopleEric Trappier, Serge Dassault, Bernard Charles, Olivier Dassault, Marcel Dassault
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Charles Edelstenne (born 9 January 1938), was the CEO of Dassault Aviation until replaced by Eric Trappier in 2013, and the Chairman of Dassault Systemes.
Trained as a French Chartered Accountant, he joined Dassault Aviation, then called Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation in 1960 as Chief financial officer (CFO). In 1975, he becomes General Secretary of Dassault, then Vice president in 1986. He replaces Serge Dassault as Dassault CEO in 2000. From 1993 to 2002, he was chairman and CEO of Dassault Systemes. Since he became CEO of Dassault Aviation, he resigned as CEO of Dassault Systemes but remains its chairman.
He was president of the French GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Francaises Aeronautiques et Spatiales) from 2005 to 2009, followed by Jean-Paul Herteman.