Laurence Rigolini, new Corporate Secretary of ATR
Laurence Rigolini, 48, has been appointed as new Corporate Secretary of ATR. Within the scope of this new position, she will manage institutional relations, communication, general services and environment. She will report to ATR's Chief Executive Officer Patrick de Castelbajac and will sit on the Executive Committee.
During her career, she has held a number of successive different positions within Airbus Helicopters' (previously Eurocopter) Commercial Division, where she was first Western Europe Commercial Director and then Europe Commercial Director, before becoming Vice-President of Corporate Communications in 2002. In 2010, she was appointed CEO of the Russian subsidiary Eurocopter Vostok, where she was responsible for civil and para-public helicopter sales and associated Support & Services for Russia and CIS countries.
She is a Business Administration graduate of the ESCAE School in Marseilles, a graduate of the HEC Business School in Paris and an International Economics graduate of the University of Constance in Germany.
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.