Airbus has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, as
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has
decided to leave the company for personal reasons.
Scherer (pictured) will start his new assignment with immediate effect. He
will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders.
Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, said, “With Christian
Scherer we see one of our most customer-focused leaders at the
commercial helm of Airbus. Over his various assignments I greatly
valued his international mind-set, his strategic vision, and
tremendous commercial expertise ... We regret Eric
Schulz’s decision. We wish him all the best for his future.”
Christian Scherer, CEO of ATR since October
2016, has held many senior management positions within the group. At
Airbus, where he started his career in 1984, Christian was Head of
Contracts, Leasing Markets and Deputy Head of Sales as well as
Head of Strategy and Future Programmes. At Airbus Defence and
Space, he headed Marketing & Sales. Born in Duisburg, Germany, and raised in Toulouse, France, Christian Scherer holds an MBA Degree
from the University of Ottawa in international marketing and graduated from the Paris Business School (ESCP).
Commenting on his time at ATR, Christian Scherer
said, “I have been
incredibly lucky to have lead ATR for the past years and to set
out the path for its sustainable future. I am convinced that the
turboprop is part of the future of aviation and I thank all the
ATR teams for their passion with which we make ATR the preferred
choice to connect people and places regionally. I have truly
shared this passion and hope to have contributed value to ATR and
all its stakeholders.”
The succession of Christian Scherer as CEO of
ATR is expected to be announced in the coming days.