Christophe ROBIN


En résumé

With more than 20 years in top executive teams of international groups and structures, Christophe’s expertise covers strategy, business development, corporate communications, institutional relations, and a wide spectrum of activities inside the industry and services world (high technologies, defence, aerospace, space, security, sovereignty…).
His experience, deeply international, has been acquired in an environment of strategic and sensitive problematics, complex worldwide organisations…

Christophe is Communications Director at GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales), the French Aerospace Industries Association.
He is also lecturer at Themiis (The Management Institute for International Security) in Paris, Abidjan and Kinshasa.
He is Vice-Chairman (Vice-President) of 3T Alumni, the alumni association gathering the former and still active employees of the Thomson, Thales and Technicolor groups.

Christophe, a French citizen with a double residence in Paris and Berlin, speaks English and German, as well as basic Russian and Arabic.


  • Themiis - The Management Institute for International Security - Lecturer

    2016 - maintenant Lecturer and trainer - International safety and security management (Executive MBA).
    Training programme for career reconversion and international dispatch, missions, programmes or projects, in regions where security is either difficult to ensure or non-existent.
    Lectures and training delivered at:
    - Themiis Institute - Paris (France).
    - Centre des Hautes Etudes de Stratégie et de Défense (CHESD) - Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC).
    - Institut d'Etudes Stratégiques et de Défense (IESD) - Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).
  • GIFAS - French Aerospace Industries Association - Communications Director

    2016 - maintenant GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales) is the French aerospace industry association.
    GIFAS gathers 370 members - with € 58.3 bn combined sales (80% export) and 185,000 employees - from major prime contractors and system suppliers to small specialist companies.
    Activities extend from civil and military aircraft and helicopters to engines, missiles and armament, satellites and launch vehicles, plus aerospace, defense and security major systems, equipment, sub assemblies and associated software.
  • Alexander Hughes - Partner / Directeur Associé

    Paris 2011 - 2016 - Executive Search :
    Chairman, CEO and other "C" level Officers
    Executive and non-executive Board Directors
    Executive Committee Members
    Key Experts
    Future Top Managers - High Flyers

    - Board / Management Assessment
    - Corporate Governance Review
  • Thales - Vice-President, Corporate Communications

    Courbevoie 1999 - 2010 VP, Corporate Communications
    Director of International Communications

    - Chairman & CEO’s and Executive Team’s Communications
    - Head of Corporate Media Relations – Thales Group Spokesman
    - Group’s Strategic and International Communications - Worldwide Coordination and Country specific Campaigns - Strategic Advisor and Member of the Strategic Task-forces in charge of Thales’s main acquisitions and M&A operations (worldwide) - Financial Communications...
    - Business Development & Marketing Communications - Lobby, Marketing Coms & Business Development in the Middle-East and Russia.
    - Group’s Internal and Multimedia Communications - Change Management Communications - Management of the Corporate Identity and Branding change (Thomson-CSF became Thales in 2000).
    - Crisis Communications.
  • Thomson SA & Thomson-CSF - Head of Corporate Media Relations

    1994 - 1999 - Corporate Communications & Press Relations.
    - Chairman and CEO's Communications - Strategic and Financial Communications - Crises Management.
    - Middle-East Communications Manager.
  • Thomson SA & Thomson-CSF - Corporate Press Officer

    1989 - 1994 - Corporate Communications & Press Relations
    - Crises Management.
    - Middle-East Communications Manager.
  • Thomson-CSF - Detection Control & Communications Systems Group (SDCC) - Communications Manager

    1988 - 1989 Detection, Control & Communication Systems Group - SDCC : Activity, EUR 1.5 bn.
    - Internal and External Communications.
    - Communications of teh Group's Director.
    - Relations with military and political authorities, central and local administrations...
  • Ministry of Defense - SIRPA - "Chargé d'Etudes" - Crisis Communications

    1986 - 1987 SIRPA - Service d'Information et de Relations Publiques des Armées. (Armies Communications Department) - Ministère de la Défense (French Ministry of Defence).
    - Disinformation cases studies for French Minister of Defence.
  • Electronique Serge Dassault - Commercial Manager, e-Payment terminals

    1984 - 1986 Automation Division
    - Marketing and launch of a new e-Payment system.