Fabrice Brégier graduated from the École Polytechnique and Écoles des Mines. He started his career with the French Ministry of Industry and was an advisor to several French Ministers. His career in Aerospace began in 1993 when he joined Matra Défense. In 1998, he became the CEO of Matra BAe Dynamics, following the merger with British Aerospace missile business and was appointed CEO of MBDA in 2001. In 2003, Fabrice Brégier became CEO of Eurocopter before joining Airbus as COO in 2006 and CEO in 2012. He then became COO Group and President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft in 2017. Fabrice Brégier is now the President of Palantir France and Global Head of International Expansion, a role he has held since October 2018. Palantir is the world leader in data analytics.