Jean Paul Gut was born on 1st July 1961.He graduated from IEP Paris and later received his Masters from Paris II Pantheon-Assas.From Matra Defense, which he joined at the age of 22 years old, to the creation of his aviation consulting company, he held at EADS key positions in the field of aviation and defense and most notably in the fields of international development, state of the art technology and strategy.
Indeed his career started in 1983.He was the Export Vice President for Matra Defense. He later became the Export Marketing and Sales Executive Director in 1988.In the year 1990,he actually served as Executive Vice President of International Operations for Matra Defense Espace.He later advanced to the position of Senior Executive Vice President to be in charge of international operations for the Lagardere Group in the year 1993.His journey career wise did not stop since in the year 1996, he became the Senior Executive Vice President for the Matra BAE Dynamics.Jean Paul Gut then became responsible for operations within Lagardere,the holding company of Matra,where he was both the Director of International Operations and State of the Art Technology sectors as well as advisor to the president of the group.
In 2000, during the merge between Aerospatiale and Matra Defense he became the chairman of Aerospatiale Matra Lagardere International and the Managing Director that is responsible for the defense and space transportation of Aerospatiale Matra which is one of the three companies EADS founded.
Jean Paul Gut became a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of EADS.He then headed EADS International. In 2006, he left EADS and was assigned to be in charge of the company’s global strategy. This actually made him become the executive director of marketing and strategy to oversee all international operations. In June 2007, he resigned from EADS.
After spending over 25 years in the major European aerospace groups, he founded the Armat Group in London in 2008.This was an investment fund that specialized in private equity, real estate and asset finance. The main objective was to support these companies in the medium term by actually opening new markets and consolidating their international expansion.