Jean-Paul Ebanga


President & CEO

Jean-Paul Ebanga is president and Chief Executive officer of CFM International (CFM), the world’s leading manufacturer of jet engines for single-aisle aircraft.  He was named to the position in February 2011.

In this role, Mr. Ebanga is responsible for the global performance of the CFM56 engine program, development of the worldwide market, and customer satisfaction.

Mr. Ebanga is a graduate of the ENSEM Graduate School of Engineering in France and joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1988 after leaving Royal Philips.  His assignments at Safran Aircraft Engines have included leadership positions in electronics, systems, and aircraft engines.

In 2001, Mr. Ebanga was named vice president and general manager of Safran Aircraft Engines Control Systems. He was subsequently appointed vice president of Safran Aircraft Engine’s Commercial Engine Division.

Prior to joining CFM, Mr. Ebanga served as chairman and CEO of PowerJet, a joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and Saturn (Russia). He had held that position from 2007 til his current appointment.

CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE with its headquarters in West Chester, Ohio, U.S.A.