19 December 2022

The WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Organizing Committee has announced the appointment of Franck Le Roux as General Director of December 1, 2022. In close collaboration with Max Roche, President of WorldSkills Lyon 2024 and Olivier Gainon, General delegate of WorldSkills France, Franck takes responsibility of the organization of the WorldSkills Competition 2024. Its primary objective will be to do everything possible to ensure that this unique event is a success for the host territory, our country and the WorldSkills movement.

Franck Le Roux began his military career as an Air Force fighter pilot. He then held several management positions in training centers, to become Planning Director of the National Center for Air Operations. He continued his career in the United States as an instructor in the planning and conduct of air operations and then returned to France as Director of Education and Training in a NATO center of excellence.

Franck Le Roux will then become Deputy Director of a strategic Air and Space Force establishment before joining the management of the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Organizing Committee.

After a very rich military career, there is no doubt that his experience and in-depth knowledge of management, complex and operational projects will be valuable assets in successfully hosting the WorldSkills Competition in Lyon in September 2024. Franck Le Roux will bring his solid experience to carry out this global event. He will be supported by Aurélia Ruetsch, Director of Operations who led France’s bid in 2019, and by José Fonséca, Director of Competition.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be at the helm of this incredible Skills Competition. It is a multitude of events that constitutes a major international gathering, articulated around the values of excellence, sharing as well as personal and professional development for our young talents. This great event, I hope, will leave a lasting legacy to France.», says Franck Le Roux, CEO of WorldSkills Lyon 2024.”

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