Olivier Dassault

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Olivier Dassault
deputy in the French National Assembly
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Personal details
Born (1951-06-01) 1 June 1951 (age 63)
Boulogne-Billancourt
Nationality French

Olivier Dassault (born 1 June 1951 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French politician, currently serving as a deputy in the French National Assembly.

Biography[edit]

He is the son of Nicole (née Raffel) and Serge Dassault; and the grandson of Marcel Dassault. He was elected 16 June 2002 as deputy for the first circonscription of Oise, running on the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) ticket. He was re-elected in 2007.

A child of the founding family of the Dassault Group, he has taken and continues to work in a number of roles within the family firm. He is president of Dassault Communications, president of the board of directors of French publisher Valmonde, member of the board of the French financial newspaper Journal des Finances and an administrator of Dassault subsidiary Socpresse.

He is a 1974 graduate of the École de l'Air Air Force academy and has a master's degree in mathematics as well a doctorate in business computer systems. He is also passionate for photography and has published several books of his photos. Dassault is also a composer and musician and contributed several scores for well known French movies.

Having qualified as professional IFR pilot in 1975, he has set a number of world speed records:[1]

1977: New York to Paris in a Dassault Falcon 50
1987: New Orleans to Paris in a Dassault Falcon 900 (both jointly with Hervé Le Prince-Ringuet)
1996: Paris to Abu Dhabi in a Falcon 900 EX
1996: Paris to Abu Dhabi in a Falcon 900 EX (both jointly with Guy Mitaux-Maurouard and Patrick Experton)