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Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2023
Beverly Hills, CA

Peter Lengyel

President & CEO
Safran USA


As President and CEO, Safran USA, Mr. Lengyel is responsible for execution of Safran’s strategic vision among the Safran companies and joint ventures operating in the United States.
He was previously the Vice President for Business Development for Safran USA, and in this role coordinated Group approaches across Safran’s aerospace, defense, and security markets in the U.S.

Prior to joining Safran, Mr. Lengyel was a career naval officer, and last served as the naval attaché for defense security cooperation at the American Embassy in Paris, France. As the Director of Naval Affairs, he served as a liaison between government, defense, and private sector leaders to increase interoperability of U.S. and French defense and national security systems.

A 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Lengyel qualified as a tactical coordinator, mission commander, and instructor in the P-3C aircraft and attained over 3,500 flight hours. In the course of his career, he participated in Cold War antisubmarine operations throughout the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic, North and Mediterranean Seas, as well as combat operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Somalia, and Haiti. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.

Mr. Lengyel is a graduate of the Naval War College, where he earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies, the Defense Language Institute (Dutch and French studies), Ecole Militaire’s Centre des Hautes Études de l'Armement (Center for Advanced Armament Studies), and the Safran Executive MBA program through Duke University and HEC Paris. Mr. Lengyel also serves on the U.S. Naval Academy’s Board of Trustees (Athletic & Scholarship Programs), the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, and the USA Cares executive advisory board.


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