Cedric Duclos is appointed new Chief Executive Officer of Saft
Paris, April 21st, 2022 – Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, announces the appointment of Cedric Duclos as CEO of Saft, effective 11 April 2022. Cedric Duclos is replacing Ghislain Lescuyer, who has decided to retire after ten years as a member of the supervisory board and seven years as CEO, where he oversaw the sale of Saft to TotalEnergies in 2016.
Cedric Duclos is a French and American dual citizen who speaks French, English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently, as well as some Italian. He joins Saft from Hutchinson, where he has spent nearly 25 years. His most recent position was based in Michigan, United States where he was President & CEO of the Fluid Management Systems business globally managing 26 plants and over 15,000 employees.
Cedric Duclos has a track record of achievements in highly technical markets, mostly in the Automotive sector and in Aerospace, Defense, and Energy. His specialties include Thermal and Battery Management, International Business Development, Smart Plant Automation and Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies.
He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Management from NEOMA Business School and a certification in Strategy & Digital Disruption from INSEAD.
I am thrilled to join such an exciting company with a long track record of innovation made possible by the hard work of the Saft teams throughout the years. Saft has been at the forefront of industrial battery development and manufacturing since 1918. My mission is to continue on this path of success and make Saft an undisputed technological partner to build a more sustainable future for the planet.Cedric Duclos Chief Executive Officer
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