Member of the Executive Committee and reporting directly to Safran Nacelles CEO Cédric Goubet, Pierre Cottenceau joins Safran Nacelles to take the responsibility of the Engineering division.

In 1999, Pierre began his career with Messier-Dowty Ltd, in Gloucester, United Kingdom, on the European Enhance project (collaborative engineering). He then joined Messier-Dowty Vélizy in 2000, successively occupying the positions of A340-500/600 systems engineer, modelling and simulation project leader and then A400M programme chief engineer in charge of developing the landing gear system of the Airbus A400M.

In 2008, Pierre went to work for Sagem Avionics Inc, in Dallas, Texas, USA as VP Programmes & Product Development, in charge of auto-pilot and cockpit display activities.

He joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 2011 as chief engineer for the LEAP-1B engine. In September 2016, he was appointed head of the design office in charge of controls and externals, and then in July 2017, he became director of the Propulsion System design office, which includes the External Systems division and the Propulsion System Integration division.

Pierre Cottenceau, 42 years old, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1998.