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How the Foundation operates

How the foundation operates

The Airbus Corporate Foundation supports corporate-driven programs in three key areas of focus: youth development, humanitarian and community support, and the environment.
A permanent team, led by Foundation's Executive Director Andrea Debbane, ensures the Foundation's day-to-day functioning. The team is supported by a network of national representatives worldwide.

The Foundation's Board of Directors meets twice a year in Toulouse, France.

Board of directors

Chairman: Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO

Honorary Chairman: Tom Enders, Airbus Group CEO

College of founding members
• John Leahy, COO - Customers Airbus SAS
• Thierry Baril - Head of Human Resources Airbus SAS
• Véronique Creissels - Head of Communications Airbus SAS
• Fernando Alonso -  Head of Flight Tests and Integration Tests Airbus SAS
• Daniel Salvador - Head of Human Resources Airbus Operations SAS
• A.Debbané - Executive Director ACF
• B.Eccleston - CEO Airbus Americas

College of staff representatives

• Bruno Spitz – Airbus SAS
• Michel Bergues – Airbus Operations SAS

College of external experts

• Manuel Toharia Cortès 
Director of the Prince Felipe Science Museum and of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia; scientific journalist on the "Cadena Ser" radio station
• Kriss Akabusi 
Olympic medallist, founding Director and Chairman of TACT (The Akabusi Charitable Trust) CEO The Akabusi Company 
• Virginie Guyot
Former leader of the Patrouille de France and fighter pilot
• Birgitte Stalder-Olsen
Head of logistics for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


Andrea Debbané
Vice-President Environmental Affairs and Airbus Corporate Foundation Executive Director

Gina Dieu
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Airbus Corporate Foundation Head of Operations