Emmanuel Menanteau started his career at Sextant Avionique, where he held a range of positions including Sales & Marketing Manager, and then head of the company’s office in India. In 2004 he joined French multinational company Thales, a world- leading company in the defence, transportation and aerospace markets, as Vice- President, Sales & Marketing, based firstly in Singapore and then in China from 2010.
In July 2011 Emmanuel was appointed CEO of Cambodia Airports, a subsidiary of VINCI Airports which holds the concession to run the country’s network of international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
In 2015 a consortium made up of Orix Corporation (Japan) and VINCI Airports signed a 44-year concession contract with the New Kansai International Airport Company for the operation of Kansai and Osaka international airports. In April 2016 Emmanuel was appointed Co-CEO of Kansai Airports and Representative Director.
He became Asia Area Director in 2018, and Area Director for Northern & Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia in July 2019.
Emmanuel is a graduate of the School of International Relations and of the Paris Institute of Economics and Commerce.