Changing Faces at EADS and Airbus
Fabrice Bregier - New Ceo of Airbus
Jan 27, 2012
Board of Directors met January 26, 2012 for one of its regularly scheduled meetings in Amsterdam. During this meeting the following decisions have been taken:Chairman and CEO
EADS N.V. announces that its Board of Directors has designated Tom Enders
to take over the role of CEO when Louis Gallois
steps down at the end of his mandate.
Concurrently, Arnaud Lagardère
will assume the role of Chairman of the Board presently held by Bodo Uebber
Following the recommendations of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, the Board also announces further evolutions of the management team effective 1 June, 2012:
- Fabrice Brégier will succeed Tom Enders and become CEO of Airbus, EADS' largest division, and Günter Butschek, presently Head of Operations of Airbus will be affected to the position of COO of Airbus.
- Harald Wilhelm will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of EADS, alongside his present role as CFO of Airbus, following the request of Hans Peter Ring to retire from the company and pursue other objectives. Hans Peter Ring will be preparing his successor for this transition over the next months, and will remain close to him as a senior advisor until the end of 2012.
- Marwan Lahoud, whose mandate comes up for renewal, is reappointed as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer (CSMO).
- Thierry Baril will assume the role of Head of Human Resources (HR) for EADS; he will retain his duties as Head of Airbus HR together with his expanded responsibility. Jussi Itävuori leaves the company after ten years as Head of HR for EADS. He continues to represent EADS in the Board of Directors of Patria in Finland.