Toulouse, 29 April 2016 – Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Marc Fontaine (49) as Digital Transformation Officer (DTO). Currently, he serves as Airbus Company Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Airbus CEO. As DTO, Fontaine will focus on the operational deployment of digital projects that have demonstrated superior business value within the Divisions and Functions. In his new role, he will report to Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders. The appointment will be effective as of 1 May 2016.
“I have been working with Marc ever since our Group was founded. He has a profound knowledge of our business and a perfect understanding of the challenges and opportunities digitalisation holds for our company,” said Tom Enders. “His new mission will be a crucial one for the future of the Group because digital transformation is a strategic imperative and rich in business opportunities. He has the necessary mind-set to embrace the accelerating pace of technological and business model evolution and to leverage a structured Group-wide approach.”
The DTO function will also oversee the Airbus Group Corporate IT and Cyber Security Programme of Airbus Group. Marc Fontaine remains in charge of operationally driving the Digital Transformation for Airbus and continues to report to Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier in this capacity.
Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.
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Will drive the digital transformation of Airbus Group and its Divisions
New function to also supervise Airbus Group Corporate IT and Cyber Security Programme