Jean Paul Gut

Jean Paul Gut was born on 1st July 1961.He graduated with the masters degree in economics from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is the founder of the London based consulting company, known as Coolmore International which has been operating since 2007 catering for both French and European companies
His career began in 1983 when he was the Export Vice president of Matra Defense.In 1988, Paul’s career shifted to Export Marketing and Sales Executive Director. He then worked as Executive vice president of international operations in 1990 for Matra Défense Espace.
In 1993, the Lagardère Group elevated him to the post of Senior Executive Vice President controlling international operations. Three years later, that is in 1996 he joined Matra BAE Dynamics as the Senior Executive Vice President. He later joined the Lagardère Group Board of Management as the Managing Director. He was in charge of State of the Art Technology Sector and international operations. He became a member of executive management of EADS Company South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
He became a member of both the board and the executive committee of EADS on its creation in 2000. On 11th May 2005, he served as the director for Dassault Aviation South Africa and also as the Chief Executive Director of the European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co.N.V.In the same year he got a promotion from the company and served both as EADS Executive Director and EADS International Director.
He took over from Jean-Louis Gergorin in June 2006 and he was controlling the company’s global strategy. Being the executive director of marketing and strategy, Jean Paul Gut was in charge of all company’s international operations. A year later, June 2006, he resigned from EADS after striking a deal for the sale of 80 A350 to Qatar Airways for 16 billion Euros.In June 2008, he was accused of insider trading when working as executive director of marketing and strategy for EAD. However, AMF (French financial authorities) firmly dismissed all the accusations against him.