The Défense Conseil International’s (DCI) board of directors have announced the appointment of Jean-Michel Palagos as Chief Executive Officer.
He is succeeding admiral François Dupont, who has reached the statutory age limit and who has been thanked by the board of directors for his actions at the head of the company.
Jean-Michel Palagos has first served at Army military carrier as an officer in the infantry, followed by the position of deputy director and director of studies in the “Centre for Higher Armament Studies” (CHEAr), where he was particularly in charge of the technical and operational studies for the French General Acquisition Directorate.
Between 1997 and 2000, he became advisor in the Minister of Defence’s Office, Alain Richard; and was responsible for the move to professional armed forces. He was appointed “Contrôleur Général” in 2000 and became Director of the Human Resources in the Ministry of Defence between 2000 and 2005.
He has also been responsible for the restructuring of the Ministry of Defence’s governance, of the reorganisation of the armed forces, of international actions, of finances, of the HR and of MCO.