Céline Fornaro, born in 1976, is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the French State Investment Agency (Agence des participations de l’État) since October 1, 2023. She began her career in 2000 as Marketing and Product Manager in aircraft sales at Embraer. In 2004, she began working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, before being promoted to head up the research team in Aerospace, Defense and Satellites in 2009. In 2016, Céline Fornaro joined UBS as Managing Director of European Industrials Equity Research in aerospace, equipment and new energy sources. Then, she joined the French State Investment Agency (Agence des participations de l’État) in 2022 as head of the Finance division. This professional experience enabled her to acquire thorough knowledge of investment banking and the finance, equipment, aerospace, and transport sectors, with a global, medium- and long term vision of these sectors. Graduated from France’s National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) in 1997, Céline Fornaro is also graduated from Cranfield University College of Aeronautics (United Kingdom). She is a French national.