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Mr Manuel Lagarde

Vice-President, Head of Sales Integrated Space Solutions, Airbus Defence and Space

Manuel Lagarde has more than 30 years of international experience in selling high technology products and services. He is a recognized leader in the Earth Observation industry and Defence sector, driving revenue growth and market share over all continents, cultivating business partnerships and strategic alliances, being at the forefront of innovative, game changing business development and transformation.

Manuel started his career at Alcatel Alsthom in 1989, first in Milan – Italy as Marketing & Business Development Manager, then at the headquarters in Paris – France, as Regional Sales Manager EMEA.

In 1995, Manuel joined Spot Image (an EADS – CNES joint venture) in Toulouse – France, a world leading company in geo-information solutions based on satellite imagery, where he held successive senior positions in Sales, Marketing and Strategy.

In 2011, Manuel was promoted as Vice-President to various executive-level positions in Sales, Marketing and Business Development within Astrium Services, and when Intelligence, Airbus Defence and Space, was formed in 2016, Manuel became Head of Sales & Marketing for both Geospatial Solutions and Defence Systems.

Since January 1st, 2024, Manuel is nominated Vice-President, Head of Sales Integrated Space. Solutions, a new Programme Unit at Airbus Defence and Space, bringing together Geospatial and sovereign SatCom activities to grow further Airbus leading position in Satellite based Solutions and Services, Information Superiority being the relevant strategic compass. 

Manuel has a Master’s degree from the Montpellier Business School.