Atlantic Council Captains of Industry Series
Coming to America: Global Suppliers for Defense and Security

A discussion with:
Michael Andersson
President and CEO
Saab North America, Inc.

Peter Lengyel
President and CEO
Safran USA, Inc.

Judy Marks
President and CEO
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.

Alan Pellegrini
President and CEO
Thales USA, Inc.

Moderated by:
Steven Grundman
M.A. and George Lund Fellow
Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce a special event in its Captains of Industry Series on Wednesday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m. when a panel of four chief executives will convene to discuss how foreign-owned companies address the opportunities and challenges of their participation in the business of defense and security in America.

The United States relies on global sources of supply to meet a growing share of the materiel requirements for its defense and security. The upstream end of this supply chain is replete with imported components, assemblies, and even sub-systems. In addition, the preponderance of Europe’s preeminent defense/security companies have invested in the establishment of indigenous businesses in this country both to facilitate these imports and to manage US operating companies. The panel will address the business strategies underlying their companies’ respective participation in this market and the public policies administered to shape their engagement.

The Atlantic Council Captains of Industry Series is a platform for senior executives in aerospace and defense to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape these markets. By engaging the perspective of business leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series is cultivating a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.

June 24, 2015
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor
West Tower Elevator
Washington, DC

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