Amsterdam, 11 April 2019 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed a new Executive Committee led by Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury, following approval from the Board of Directors. The changes are effective immediately.
The Executive Committee supports the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in his duty of managing the day-to-day operations of Airbus’ business and is the Company’s top executive body. It comprises the Heads of Divisions and major Functions.
“We are in a period of exceptional change in our industry and we need to prepare Airbus for the opportunities and challenges ahead,” said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. “With our pioneering spirit we can build on our past success to prepare the Airbus of tomorrow in order to better serve our customers, increase our competitiveness and grow in a sustainable way. We will utilise new digital technologies to optimise our industrial system and open up new market opportunities while prioritising customer satisfaction. Our organisation and ways of working will evolve over time and allow all Airbus employees to contribute to the future success of the Company. The new Executive Committee is united in the goal of creating value for all stakeholders while upholding our values and behaving with the right mindset. I’d like to thank the Board of Directors for their endorsement of this new top management team.”
Besides CEO Guillaume Faury, the following top managers form the Airbus Executive Committee:
· Dominik Asam, Chief Financial Officer
· Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources Officer
· Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President Engineering
· Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters
· John Harrison, General Counsel
· Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space
· Julie Kitcher, Executive Vice-President Communications & Corporate Affairs
· Philippe Mhun, Executive Vice-President Programmes & Services
· Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer
· Michael Schöllhorn, Chief Operations Officer
· Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer