Airbus SE has appointed Grazia Vittadini, 48, as
Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
In her new capacity, Vittadini
will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders and
join the company’s Executive Committee as of 1 May 2018.
Currently, Grazia Vittadini is serving as
Executive Vice President of Engineering within Airbus Defence and
Space. She succeeds Paul Eremenko, who left the company at the end
of last year. Since Paul Eremenko’s departure, Marc Fontaine,
Airbus’ Digital Transformation Officer, served also as acting CTO.
“Grazia comes with deep engineering and
industrial expertise. She’s a great team worker and a very
inspiring leader. And she is one of the most international top
managers in Airbus,” said Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus. “I am
convinced Grazia will do a great job supporting our business
divisions and in preparing the technologies we need for our future
Italian-born Grazia Vittadini was appointed to
her current position at Airbus Defence and Space in January 2017,
where she also has been serving as a Member of the divisional
Executive Committee. Prior to assuming this role, she was Head of
Corporate Audit & Forensics, responsible for all company-wide
audit activities worldwide.
An engineer by education, with a Master’s degree
in Aeronautical Engineering from the University Politecnico di
Milano, Grazia Vittadini joined Airbus in 2002 and quickly climbed
the management ranks. Among others, she served as Chief Engineer
on the Wing High Lift Devices for the A380 in Bremen as well as
Head of Airframe Design and Technical Authority for all Airbus
aircraft, based out of Hamburg.
Chief Technology Officer.