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Thomas Enders

Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE

Dr. Thomas (“Tom”) Enders was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus SE, on 1 June 2012, after having been CEO of the Airbus Commercial Aircraft Division since 2007. Before that he served as Co-CEO of EADS between 2005 and 2007. He was Head of the Group’s Defence Division from 2000 to 2005. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus S.E. since its creation in 2000.

Prior to joining the aerospace industry in 1991, Enders worked, inter alia, as a Member of the “Planungsstab” of the German Minister of Defence and in various Foreign Policy think tanks. He studied Economics, Political Science and History at the University of Bonn and at the University of California in Los Angeles.

In 2014, Enders joined the Advisory Council of the Munich Security Conference as well as the Senate of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. He is patron of the German Mayday Foundation which supports airmen, women and their families in times of need.

Tom Enders is a member of the BDI Board (German Industry Association) since 2009, the Governing Board of HSBC Trinkhaus since 2012, the Joint Advisory Council of Allianz SE since 2013 and the Supervisory Board of Linde AG since 2017.

Current mandates:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE
  • Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus SE
  • Chairman of the Shareholder Board of Airbus SAS
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Helicopters SAS
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Airbus DS Holding B.V.
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Defence and Space Deutschland GmbH
  • Member of the Presidential Board of the BDI (Federation of German Industry)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of HSBC Trinkhaus
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of Atlantic Council of the US
  • Member of the Joint Advisory Council of Allianz SE
  • Member of the Board of Directors of WORLDVU Satellites Ltd. (OneWeb)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG
  • Member of the Advisory Counsel of EDB

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