Christian joined Amadeus in 1989 as Finance Manager for the R&D subsidiary of the group, based in Sophia Antipolis, France.
Christian holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the ESA in Grenoble and the Legal and Taxes Certificate for the Diploma of French Chartered Accountants. He is a member of the Board of the French Association for Finance Executives (DFCG).
He began his career in an audit firm in Nice, France, and also spent 6 years with Dow Corning, in Sophia Antipolis, where he held various positions in the Finance and the Health Care Business Europe area.
Christian was appointed Finance Director in January 2001, responsible for the Finance Division in Sophia Antipolis site as well as being in charge of Financial Controlling for the worldwide R&D activities of Amadeus.
During the next 15 years, as the activity of Amadeus was steadily expanding in size, business diversification and geographical presence -the R&D center in Sophia Antipolis reached 5,000 employees - he has been involved in several large projects, including in particular the set-up of new R&D centers around the world, the largest one being opened in 2012 in Bangalore, India.
In 2015, reporting to Amadeus Group CFO, he was appointed Program Director of Global Finance Template, a large transformational redesign of the Finance processes, systems and organization for Amadeus Finance worldwide. In 2017, two other programs, Order-to-Cash and Corporate Project Portfolio Mgt, were also grouped under his responsibility to form the worldwide Finance Transformation Program of Amadeus, largely built on SAP/4 Hana suite of Financial, Reporting, Billing and Portfolio Management (PPM) applications.
The first pilot migration of a group of companies in USA and Central America was performed successfully in July 2018, followed by the main migration milestone of another group of larger Amadeus companies covering three continents, and including the headquarter company in Spain, that happened in January 2019.