Frédéric Torrea becomes Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of ATR
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.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.