He attended ISEP in Paris from 1996 to 1999 and attained a Computer Science and Electronic and Telecoms Engineering degree. In 2012, he earned a diploma in Leading Strategic Growth and Change from Columbia Business School in New York City. From 2014 to 2015, he completed a program in General Management, Innovation, and Technology at MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his family.
Wife & Children
On 14 February, he got married to Indian actress and television presenter, Koel Purie.
In 2009, he proposed to Koel Purie in a European-style engagement. Later, they got married in the traditional Indian manner in Delhi, India. Their wedding didn’t have a lot of guests, and the decorations were kept simple.
The couple has a daughter.
He was in a relationship with Koel Purie before getting married to her in February 2009.
Laurent Rinchet started working as a Space and Security Project Manager at MATRA and Aerospatiale in The Hague and Rome in October 1997. He served in the position till September 20o2. Then, from October 2002 to September 2004, he served as a Bid Director at EADS Telecoms in cities like Paris, Brussels, and London. In April 2004, Laurent Rinchet got a job at EADS and Cassidian. He was appointed in charge of sales for Europe and NATO in Paris, France. From July 2006 to December 2010, he served as a Regional Sales Director at Airbus Defence and Space in New Delhi, India. Then, starting in January 2011, he worked at Airbus (France) as the Vice President of the corporate strategy department, and he stayed there until June 2015.
In July 2015, Laurent Rinchet started working as the Head of Airbus in Tokyo, Japan. He served in this position until September 2017. Then, in September 2017, he got a promotion to become the Head of UAS Sales in Paris, France. He stayed in this role until December 2019. From January 2020 to May 2022, Laurent Rinchet served as the Head of Zephyr Global Sales in Paris, France and London, UK. In May 2022, he began working as a Senior Director of Space Strategy at Airbus Defence and Space in France.
Licences and Certifications
In January 2009, Laurent Rinchet got a certificate for his skills in Capture Plan and Proposal Management called APMP – Professional Certificate. In January 2015, he completed a course called Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer? and got a verified certificate from edX. He also received certifications in Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems and Strategies for Sustainable Business from MIT Sloan Executive Education in October 2015. Then, in January 2016, he finished the Executive Program in General Management. In January 2018, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for the ctn group for a month. In November 2021, he got certificates for completing courses in Building Great Teams and The Enterprise Leader’s Playbook from MIT Sloan Executive Education.
- Besides speaking French, Laurent Rinchet is good at speaking Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, and English.
- Laurent Rinchet sometimes likes to have alcoholic drinks for enjoyment.