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Emmanuel Sabonnadière

​Since November 20th, 2017, Emmanuel Sabonnadiere has been CEO of Leti, institute of CEA Tech. Before, he was in charge of the Industrial Partners of CEA Tech.


Published on 23 September 2020


© Pierre Jayet
© Pierre Jayet

Emmanuel Sabonnadiere 

CEO CEA-Leti 

​Schedule Time

  • 04:00 p.m: Collaborating to create the next big ideas and bring them to life
  • 06:40 p.m: Q&A

Emmanuel Sabonnadiere brought a strong technological background and successful business track record to CEA-Leti in 2017, when he was named CEO. He joined the institute following fours as head of the Industrial Partners program of CEA Tech. Prior to that, he served  as CEO of the Amsterdam-based Business Group Professional of Philips Lighting and CEO & Chairman of General Cable Europe, based in Barcelona. 
  • He also was CEO of NKM Noell at Wurzburg, Germany, and vice president of the Distribution Transformers division of Alstom T&D. He began his career in 1992 with Schneider Electric holding various positions, including Managing Director of Development for Equipment Units. During his 25+ years of executive leadership of large operations, he produced successful operating results and great team building. 

  • In addition to acquiring a deep knowledge of European and international business and tech environments, he gained broad experience in change management in large multi-cultural matrix organizations where he helped his divisions adapt to new market conditions. He also designed and set up strategic plans that fostered innovation. Throughout his career he has promoted operational excellence, technology innovation, talent management and enthusiasm in leadership. Emmanuel holds a Ph.D. degree in physics from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Université Technologie Compiègne and an MBA degree from the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires de Grenoble.