Thales Alenia Space
Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
As a mines and civil engineer, Claire-Anne Reix started to work in 1981 at Bouygues (Paris) then as Facilities Manager for Aerospatiale /satellites in 1982 in Cannes.
8 years later, she converted to the core business of the company, and was successively appointed manager for manufacturing, integration, tests and quality activities, for telecommunications, observation or space exploration satellites in Aerospatiale then Alcatel lenia Space.
In 2003, she has been appointed GMES coordinator for Thales Alenia Space and since 4 years Thales Corporate Director for GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security).
GMES is the European initiative which aims at implementing operational services to manage environment and security such as oceanography, atmosphere, land monitoring, climate change emergency and security on the basis of a space infrastructure and in situ sensors, but also interoperable and securized information systems. 3,2 B€ have been allocated to the first steps of the program in parallel with Galileo, the second flagship, additional 5.8 B€ should be given from 2014.
In parallel to GMES, Claire Anne Reix created with the “Europôle de l’Arbois”, the risk management french cluster (chaired by Thales Alenia Space) an Association of more than 200 members among which 60 % SME’s covering the 2 French Regions around the Mediterranean sea. More than 90 M€ of projects have been started or completed since 6 years, dealing with environment monitoring and crisis management as well as risks linked to waste treatment, and industrial risks.
Claire-Anne Reix is also Auditor of the french “lnstitut National des Hautes Etudes de Sécurité et de Justice” (INHESJ) the training and survey organisation for security and justice, depending on the French Prime Minister.
Claire-Anne Reix is member of Terrafemina, a women association located in Paris.