Harald Wilhelm has been appointed Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, replacing Hans-Peter Ring, who will remain Chief Financial Officer of the EADS group.
Until now, Harald Wilhelm was Chief Controlling Officer and deputy to the Chief Financial Officer as from January 2007.
Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President, Airbus Financial Control, a position he held since 2003. Harald Wilhelm joined Airbus in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Accounting, Tax and Financial Services.
Before joining Airbus, Harald Wilhelm was Vice President M&A (mergers and acquisitions) at DaimlerChrysler-Aerospace from 1998, where he worked on projects including the integration of Airbus as a single company. He was also Senior Manager M&A at Daimler-Benz Aerospace from 1995 and Manager M&A for the company between 1992 and 1993.
Born in April 1966 in Munich, Harald Wilhelm has a degree in business studies from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.
Airbus is an EADS company.