Alan Pellegrini
CEO, Thales North America

Speaker Bio

Alan Pellegrini is the CEO of Thales North America and was appointed in 2017 to oversee business operations in Canada and the United States.

As the region’s top executive, Pellegrini shapes new approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship, alongside smart growth and acquisition strategies. Since 2013, when he became CEO of Thales USA, he has supported three successful acquisitions of U.S.-based companies which have reshaped Thales’ technology profile in big data, connectivity and cybersecurity.

In 2006, Pellegrini joined Thales to lead the company’s in-flight entertainment and connectivity business.

He previously served in executive roles at Integrated Media Solutions, Panasonic Transportation Systems, Panasonic Avionics, Tenzing Communications, Rockwell Collins, and Hughes Avicom.

He is a Wash100 recipient and currently serves on the Atlantic Council’s Board of Directors.

He has his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, MS in Engineering from California State University, Northridge, and BS in Applied Mathematics from UCLA.