Christophe Aufrère is Group Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President since 2019. He was previously Group Chief Technical Officer Vice President since 2011. He is in charge of anticipating the evolutions of the automotive/mobility industry, assessing and defining the key technologies which Faurecia will address in the future and follow their implementation at the corporate level. He is also responsible for managing and developing the expertise network throughout the entire Faurecia R&D organization and outside. In addition, he is in charge of the Intellectual Property and corporate academic partnerships.
Prior to his current position, he spent 20 years within Faurecia Automotive Seating successively occupying different management positions in the R&D department until Vice President R&D Structures and Mechanisms and becoming Chief Technical Officer for Complete Seats and Metal.
Prior to Faurecia, Christophe spent three years at Rockwell Automotive Body Systems in Advanced Engineering working on electric motors and door systems.
He is a member of the CTA (French Technical Automotive Committee), Board member of the Hydrogen Council (worldwide Hydrogen Consortium), member of the CAIT (Consortium for Automotive Industry and Technology in China) and Deputy VP of the Technical Committee of the FISITA (International Organization for Automotive Engineers).
Christophe Aufrère is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA), one of France’s leading engineering schools.