EADS Chief Technical Officer Dr. Jean Botti is elected to the French Academy of Technologies


Paris, 01 February 2011

The French national Academy of Technologies has selected Dr. Jean J. Botti, the Chief Technical Officer of EADS and member of the EADS Executive Committee, as a new active member.

The Academy was founded in 2000 with the missions of better applying technologies in service of mankind, providing clarity on emerging technologies and contributing to public discussion of the risks and benefits of technologies. The organisation also works to leverage professional and technological education, interest the young and their parents in technologies, and raise public interest in and comprehension of technologies.

“Jean Botti’s association with the Academy of Technologies will benefit everyone – both within EADS and throughout the community at large,” said EADS CEO Louis Gallois. “With his international career and a passion for technology and educational issues, Jean will bring new perspectives through his active participation in the organisation.”

The Academy consists of approximately 260 active members. It is organised into a number of commissions, committees, and working groups on subjects that include ethics, energy and environment, transport, simulation and defence. As a member, Botti will join the working groups and has the right to present Research and Technology subjects at Academy meetings.

“I look forward to collaborating with my peers in promoting the future cooperation between academia, European industry and the next generation of scientific minds,” Botti said.

About Jean Botti

Botti has been EADS’ Chief Technical Officer EADS and a member of the EADS Executive Committee since 2006. Prior to assuming this position, he served in several technology related position at Delphi Corporation. He holds 23 patents and four defensive publications.

He began his professional career in 1978 at Renault, Botti joined General Motors in the U.S. in 1989 in the area of Chassis Engineering,. From 1992 until 1997, Botti returned to France as General Motors’ Director of European Engineering, and was then named Director of the Customer Solution Center, a position he continued to hold with the Delphi Corporation until 2002. From 2002 to 2004, Botti managed the corporate Dynamics, Propulsion and Thermal Innovation Center as the Chief Technologist.He finished at Delphi as Business Line Executive for the Powertrain Business.

Jean Botti graduated from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Toulouse, in 1986 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He also earned a masters degree in business administration from Central Michigan University in 1991, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, coupled with University of Michigan in 1995.

Botti was awarded the General Motors President’s Council Award in 1998 and was elected to the rank of Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is a member of various engineering and technology societies and holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree from University of Bath in the UK. He is President of the “Fondation d’entreprise EADS,” a corporate foundation supporting projects that drive excellence and innovation and promoting scientific culture and broad-based awareness of science and technology. In 2008, he was appointed member of the European Research Advisory Board (ERAB) – a high-level, independent, advisory committee created by the European Commission to provide advice on the design and implementation of European Union research policy.