Jean-François Tarabbia completed his computer science studies in 1991. After graduating from university, he worked as a software developer at Siemens VDO Automotive. Here he also worked as Embedded Real Time Project Manager, from 1992. During this time, he completed a master’s degree in business administration. Two years later, he took up the role of head of software development at Siemens VDO Automotive in both Regensburg, Germany and Toulouse, France. In 2000, Tarabbia became head of the Body and Chassis division for France of Siemens VDO Automotive in Toulouse. Three years later, he advanced to Chief Operating Officer of the Body and Chassis division of Siemens VDO Automotive in Regensburg, Germany.
In 2006, Tarabbia transferred to Hella where he took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Hella’s Electronic division and became a board member of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co in Lippstadt, Germany.
In 2009, he moved back to France and became Chief Executive Officer of Segula Technologies in Paris. In his most recent role as Group Senior Vice President, he was responsible for innovation, research & development and product marketing at Valeo SA in Paris, France.
2021 Tarabbia started at Continental and took over the ladership of the business unit Connected Car Networking within the Vehicle Networking and Information business area.
In the new organizational structure at Continental, Tarabbia became head of the Architecture and Networking business area from 2022.
Tarabbia is married and has two children.