Xavier Tardy has been appointed Executive Vice-President Finance for Airbus Defence and Space and a member of the divisional Executive Committee, effective 1 October 2019.
Tardy, with 14 years’ experience in the company, was previously Head of Business Strategy at Airbus.
Between 2013 and 2018, Xavier Tardy was based in Madrid where he served as Head of Finance & Controlling Military Aircraft. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer for EADS North America and Airbus Americas from 2012 to 2013.
Tardy joined Airbus in 2005 in Marignane (France), assuming the role of Vice-President Controlling and later Senior Vice-President Group Controlling at Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter).
Before joining Airbus, Xavier Tardy among others worked for Eastman Kodak as a financial analyst, Allied Signal (now Honeywell) as a divisional financial controller and for Delphi as Chief Financial Officer of the Aftermarket Europe business.
Xavier Tardy is a graduate from the Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Reims.