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Frédéric Torrea becomes Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of ATR

Friday 19 January 2018


Toulouse, January 19th, 2018 – Frédéric Torrea, 53, has been appointed Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of ATR. In addition to his duties as General Counsel of ATR (since 2009) and Chief Compliance Officer (since 2015), he will now be responsible for Corporate Affairs, Institutional Relations and Environment, Communications, Facility Management and IT systems. As a member of the ATR Executive Committee, he will be reporting to the CEO, Christian Scherer.
 
Frédéric Torrea began his career as legal counsel at Aerospatiale in 1991. In 1996, he joined WorldSpace Inc. in Washington D.C., a company specialising in satellite digital radio systems, before becoming President of the French subsidiary, WorldSpace France, in 1998. At the end of 2001, he became legal counsel for Airbus SAS, covering various activities relating to contract and intellectual property law. Before assuming responsibility for the ATR Legal Department in 2009 and from 2006, Frédéric Torrea was the Head of the Airbus Procurement Contracts Department.
 
In his new position as Corporate Secretary of ATR, he succeeds Laurence Rigolini, who occupied the position from 2014 to 2017.
 
He holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Toulouse 1 Capitole University, as well as a Master’s in Economics and Finance from the Toulouse Institute of Political Studies. 

About ATR:

European turboprop manufacturer ATR is the world leader in the regional aviation market. ATR designs, manufactures and delivers aircraft, with its fleet encompassing some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries. The ATR 42 and the ATR 72 are the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat category. With continuous improvement as a driving force, ATR produces cutting edge, comfortable and versatile turboprops that help airlines expand their horizons by creating more than 100 new routes every year. Compared with other turboprops, ATRs offer an advantage of 40% on fuel burn, 20% on trip cost and 10% on seat cost, whilst offering the lowest noise emissions. ATR is an equal partnership between leading aerospace firms Airbus and Leonardo and benefits from a large global customer support network allowing it to deliver innovative services and solutions to its clients and operators all over the world. For more information, please visit http://www.atr-aircraft.com. Follow us on Twitter - #ATRLeads
 

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