Olivier Dassault

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Olivier Dassault
Olivier Dassault.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
for Oise's 1st constituency
Assumed office
19 June 2002
Preceded by Yves Rome
In office
1988–1997
Preceded by None - Proportional representation
Succeeded by Yves Rome
Personal details
Born (1951-06-01) 1 June 1951 (age 67)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Nationality French
Political party The Republicans
Spouse(s) Carole Tranchant (m. 1989, div.)
Natacha Nikolajevic (m. 2009)
Relations Serge Dassault (father)
Children Héléna (b.1990), Rémi (b. 1995) and Thomas (b. 2011)
Alma mater École de l'air

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.

Dassault graduated from École de l'air as an combat engineering officer/pilot (1974) and served in the reserves of the French Air Force.

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 (a former family property), 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 (1976) as well a doctorate in business management computing (1980). He is also passionate for photography and has published several books of his photos. Dassault is also a composer and musician and contributed scores for several movies in the late 70s and early 80s.[1]

Having qualified as a professional IFR pilot in 1975, he has set a number of world speed records:[2]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202074/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2006.