Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new
innovation centre in China.
Gang’s first mission will be to set up the
innovation centre to be fully operational when it officially opens
later in 2017.
With a degree in electrical engineering
from Tianjin University and an MBA from the London Business
School, Gang spent nearly three years establishing Uber China’s
business before it was acquired by Didi Chuxing in 2016. His
experience in London with UK start-up Rangespan taught him how
quickly technology can transform traditional businesses.
“China is a powerhouse of innovation now and has
a strong and complete ecosystem including hardware, software,
artificial intelligence and etc,” said Gang. “Extending this
know-how to aerospace will advance new ways of manufacturing,
auto-pilot, urban mobility and in-flight experience in
The new Airbus innovation centre, which is
tasked with defining the future of flight by identifying the next
big change to transform the aerospace sector, will serve to
strengthen Airbus’ extended innovation eco-system.
Gang will report to Paul Eremenko,