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President and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Falcon Jet
Rosanvallon was born in France and graduated from the prestigious business school Hautes Études Commerciales in 1974.
In 1975, he was recruited by Dassault Aviation to coordinate the company's Falcon business jet programs between its Paris headquarters and its U.S. subsidiary, then called Falcon Jet Corporation, based in Teterboro, NJ. At that time, Falcon Jet Corporation was joint venture between Pan-American World Airways and Dassault Aviation.
In 1979, Rosanvallon came to the United States as assistant to the president of Falcon Jet Corporation, and was later promoted to vice president of finance. In 1984, he returned to Paris as executive vice president of Sogitec, another Dassault subsidiary. He retained close ties to the Falcon business, which he rejoined in 1989 as vice president of marketing, based in Paris.
Returning to the U.S. in 1994 as senior vice president of sales and marketing, Rosanvallon was responsible for consolidating the worldwide sales and marketing of Falcon business jets. Rosanvallon was named president in November 1996, and also serves as on the company's board of directors. In October 2003, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of Dassault Falcon Jet and executive vice president, civil aircraft of Dassault Aviation.
He is a recipient of the French Legion of Honor and the National Order of Merit awarded by the president of France. He is a member of numerous French-American and aerospace organizations and foundations.
Last updated March 20, 2012