Pascale Sourisse

Pascale Sourisse (born 1962) is a French businesswoman.

Born at Nantes, Pascale Sourisse graduated at Ecole Polytechnique and at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications. She held management positions at the Compagnie Générale des Eaux (Vivendi) in 1984/85, and Jeumont-Schneider (JS) Telecom in1985/86. Between 1987 and 1990, Pascale Sourisse worked for France Telecom as head of the enterprise network division for the greater Paris region. She spent four years at the French Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade as head of the Consumer Electronics and Audiovisual Communication Division.

She was President of Eurospace, the Association of European Space Industry, an international non profit organisation which gathers 90% of the European space industrialists, from 2002 to 2008. Pascale Sourisse is Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and Officer of the National Order of Merit.

Pascale Sourisse joined Alcatel Space in 1995, as Director, Strategy and Planning. In 1997 she was named President and CEO of SkyBridge LP, a company incorporated in Delaware, USA, to develop and operate a global broadband satellite based network and deliver broadband services.

In July 2005 she was nominated President and CEO of Alcatel Alenia Space (former name of Thales Alenia Space, and previously CEO of Alcatel Space since January 2002). She is a member of Thales's Executive Committee.

In May 2007, she was appointed President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space.

On May 1, 2008, she was appointed senior vice president for Land and Joint systems division of Thales Group.[1] Since February 2013, she has been Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development.

Pascale Sourisse is an Officer of France’s “Légion d’honneur” and a Commander of the French “Ordre du Mérite”. She is a Director of Renault, Vinci and Areva, and Board Chairman of Telecom ParisTech. Pascale Sourisse is also member of the French Academy of Technologies.


  1. Sourisse Takes New Position At Thales, April 17, 2008

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