Alan Pellegrini

North American CEO, Thales
Thales Group

Alan Pellegrini is the North American Chief Executive of Thales. As the region’s top executive, he leads business operations for each of the company’s markets – aerospace, defense and security, and transport.

With an aggressive strategy for growth, he is shaping new approaches for business innovation and entrepreneurship. Coupled with a vision for digitally transforming Thales alongside a smart acquisition strategy, he is focused on four key disruptive technologies – artificial intelligence, big data connectivity and cyber security.

Mr. Pellegrini was the leading force behind the launch of Thales xPlor – an innovation and entrepreneurship practice which leverages engagement with academic and start-up communities.

Mr. Pellegrini has driven an aggressive business acquisition strategy for Thales in North America. In 2014, he supported the successful acquisition of LiveTV – an inflight connectivity solutions provider – from JetBlue; in 2016 the acquisition of Vormetric – a cybersecurity encryption firm; and in 2017 the acquisition of Guavus - a real-time, big data analytics company. His vision is for continued double digit growth in the region to strengthen the company’s global presence.

Mr. Pellegrini is also a 2016 inductee for the Wash100 – the most influential leaders in government contracting by Executive Mosaic.

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