Fabrice Bregier (50), previously Airbus Chief
Operating Officer, has taken over as Airbus President and CEO.
succeeds Tom Enders (53), who has now taken over as EADS CEO.
Mr. Bregier started his five-year tenure on Friday with the
appointment of the Airbus Executive Committee:
Butschek (51) is the new Airbus Chief Operating Officer, in charge
of Operations, Engineering, Procurement, Quality & Lean, IT &
John Leahy (61) remains Chief
Operating Officer – Customers, Tom Williams (59), Executive Vice
President (EVP) Programmes; Charles Champion (56), EVP Engineering
and Domingo Urena-Raso (54) Head of Airbus Military. Three EC
Members have in addition to their main Airbus function also an
EADS corporate responsibility: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Harald Wilhelm (46), the EVP Human Resources Thierry Baril (47)
and the EVP Procurement Klaus Richter (47).
The A350 XWB
programme, lead by Didier Evrard, will continue to report directly
to Fabrice Bregier.
“My team and I are pleased and honoured
to taking over the leadership of a company in good shape. Our
target for the next five years is to make Airbus even stronger in
developing and manufacturing the world’s best aircraft. We remain focussed on our business objectives and while we implement some
changes, we foresee overall continuity. Our priorities are
providing stability for the production ramp-up, driving
integration, and expanding our global footprint,” said Fabrice
Bregier on his appointment. “For me it is paramount to continue
building on the strong skills and values Airbus has established.”
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