Olivier Le Merrer has been appointed Executive Vice-President Support & Services at Safran Helicopter Engines. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems. Le Merrer (57) joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1982, fulfilling various roles in Engineering, Program Management, Manufacturing Operations, and Business Unit Management. In 2009 he joined Safran Landing Systems as Executive VP, in charge of its wheels & brakes division. In 2015, he was appointed EVP of Safran Electronics & Defense, in charge of the Safran Electronics Division. Since January 1, 2017, Le Merrer has served as EVP Engineering of Safran Electronics & Defense. He is a graduate of École Centrale Paris (1982).