Dr. Emmanuel Sabonnadiere



  • Leti CEO since 2017

  • General Cable Europe CEO & Chairman (2008 – 2014)

  • NKM Noell CEO (2005 – 2008)

  • VP of the Distribution Transformers division of Alstom T&D (2000 – 2005)

  • Start in1992 with Schneider Electric holding various positions


Since November 20th, 2017, Emmanuel Sabonnadiere is the CEO of Leti, institute of CEA - Tech. Before, he was in charge of the industrial partnerships of CEA-Tech. Previously, he was CEO of the Business Group Professional of Philips Lighting based in Amsterdam (NL).

From 2008 till 2014, he was CEO & Chairman of General Cable Europe based in Barcelona (Spain). From 2005 till 2008, he was CEO of NKM Noell at Wurzburg(Germany). He has been vice-president of the Distribution Transformers division of Alstom T&D for 5 years.
He began his career in 1992 with Schneider Electric holding various positions including that of Managing Director of development for equipment units. He has a strong technological background combined with a successful business track record over decades. With 25+ years of executive leadership of large operations, he produced successful operating results and great team building. He has gained a sound experience of change management in large multi-cultural matrix organizations in order to adapt to the new markets conditions and a strong knowledge of European and international environments. He designed and set-up strategic plans including innovation process.
He believes in operational excellence, technology innovation, talent management and enthusiasm in leadership.
He obtained a PhD in physics (France), and an engineering degree in Information Technology (France). He holds an MBA (France).
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