Stéphane Israël has high-level professional experience in both public economics and the aerospace industry. He holds degrees from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He was named a judge in the French Court of Auditors in 2001, where he participated primarily in missions concerning French space policy and the Ariane launch system.
During Romain’s tenure, SES and Arianespace partnered to launch many satellites on Ariane 5 ECA rockets
From May 2012 to April 2013, he was chief of staff in the cabinet of the French Minister for Productive Recovery, Ministry of Industry, Digital Economy, SMEs and Innovation.
Stéphane Israël was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace in April 2013. With the evolution of Arianespace’s governance in April 2017, he became Arianespace SAS CEO and a member of the Executive Committee of its ArianeGroup parent company.