Dirk Erat was appointed Head of Digital Communications Airbus in 2016. In this transversal company-wide role, he oversees all digital transformation initiatives related to communications functions, such as the new digital tools implementation or the website and social media content strategy and production.
He also serves as Head of Communications in Airbus Defence and Space. As such, he is a member of the division’s Executive Committee. He joined Airbus in 2012.
Before assuming his present transversal duties, he was Head of News & Media Relations at Airbus from 2015 to 2016.
Prior to joining Airbus, Dirk Erat served as Head of Corporate Media Relations at Porsche AG in Stuttgart from 2008 to 2012.
From 2000 to 2008, he held a number of positions at Siemens AG Corporate Communications department such as Head of External Communications.
Born on 28 November 1971, Dirk Erat holds a degree in Journalism from the Academy Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart. He also studied Politics, History, German language, Psychology and Education science at the University of Education Weingarten.