President, Global Operations & Components
François Barbier is President of Global Operations and Components at Flex. With about 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™ by providing innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies in various industries and end-markets.
Mr. Barbier is responsible for worldwide manufacturing, Global Procurement & Supply Chain, IT, smart automation, advanced production engineering, global business excellence and quality systems, and Flex’s components businesses. He joined Flex in July 2001 and held a variety of leadership roles including President of Flextronics’ mobile and consumer division and Senior Vice President of European operations.
Prior to joining Flex, he was Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain for Alcatel’s mobile phone division where he managed industrial facilities in France, Eastern Europe, China and Mexico.
Mr. Barbier is also on the board of directors of Roctool and Keecker. He holds an engineering (BTS) degree in production from Couffignal School and completed a post-graduate business joint program from Insead and Alcatel University.