Continuity and stability in Airbus’ top management is ensured with the naming of Fabrice Brégier, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer – effective 1 June. He will succeed Tom Enders, the current CEO, who becomes the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus parent company, EADS.
Brégier has served as the Airbus Chief Operating Officer since October 2006, with responsibilities that included overseeing the company’s wide-ranging restructuring and change programme; the Operations, Engineering and Procurement functions at the Executive Committee level; and the A350 programme. He also is a member of the EADS Executive Committee.
During his professional career, Brégier held numerous top industry positions, including the head of EADS’ Eurocopter helicopter business.
When Brégier becomes the Airbus CEO, he will be succeeded in the Chief Operating Officer position by Günter Butschek, who presently is Airbus’ Head of Operations.
In other management appointments, Airbus Chief Financial Officer Harald Wilhelm will assume the Chief Financial Officer duties at EADS, and Thierry Baril is to serve as EADS’ Head of Human Resources while retaining his duties as the Head of Human Resources at Airbus.