A graduate form Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA ParisTech, Institut National Supérieur des Techniques Nucléaires (INSTN) and INSEAD, Hervé Guillou started his career in 1978 as manager of mechanics and fluid systems in the Rubis attack submarine at the French naval shipbuilder DCN. Following this, he was project manager for the nuclear propulsion system of the new-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine at DCN Indret. From 1989 to 1993, he was advisor and Chief of Staff of the French National Armament Director of DGA. In 1993, he held the position of programme manager in the international tripartite anti-aircraft Frigate programme Horizon and was head of the Joint Project Office in London.In 1996, he moved to the engineering company Technicatome as Managing Director. In 1993, he had joined EADS (now Airbus Group), becoming successively chairman and CEO of Launch Vehicles and CEO of Space Transportation, then chairman and CEO of the EADS Defence and Communications Systems (DCS) Business Unit, and chairman and CEO of the French entity EADS Defence & Security Systems SA.Now senior advisor Defense and Security for Airbus Group, in 2013 he was appointed chairman of the recently created Trust and Security Industries Council.