Hugues Favin-Leveque

VP Connectivity Roadmap


French Republic

Hugues is the VP of Connectivity R&T within the Chief Technology Office at Airbus. He is responsible for overseeing Airbus’ research and technology initiatives for connectivity. This includes technology roadmap definition, Research and Technology effort prioritisation, disruptive technology identification and assessment, as well as partnership and standardisation orientation .  
Before joining Airbus in 2004, Hugues worked in a variety of engineering roles, including as a satellite control system software developer at Aérospatiale, an Earth observation ground segment system engineer at EUMETSAT and a future mission operations concept engineer at the European Space Agency. He also founded a space project management consultancy. At Airbus, he has worked as system manager for the Galileo satellite navigation system, as well as project manager for satellite-based communication services to the French and German armed forces in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. From 2013 to 2018, Hugues was Airbus’ head of secure communication engineering.    
Hugues graduated from MINES ParisTech engineering school in Paris, France, specialising in system automation.