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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Executive and Operational Committees

Corporate Governance

Board and Board Committees

Executive and Operational Committees

Shareholders' Meetings

Entreprise Risk Management

Governance Framework and Documents

Airbus is managed by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Airbus' Corporate Governance ensures that Airbus is managed according to our Regulating Laws and Articles of Association, and evolves in order to match our growth ambitions, meet our obligations and reach the goals we set ourselves. Our Governance strives to be a transparent body, matching the expectations of the Company’s shareholders throughout the world. The following sections will give you more information about our Governance structure, rules and regulations, and information on Shareholders’ Meetings.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee supports the Chief Executive Officer in his duty of managing the day-to-day operations of Airbus’ business. It is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer and comprises the Heads of the major Functions and Divisions.

Executive Committee's responsibilities and powers

At the Executive Committee meetings, the following matters, among others, are discussed:

  • Appointment by the Heads of Airbus Divisions and functions of their management teams;
  • Major investments;
  • Settling up and control of the implementation of the strategy for Airbus’ businesses;
  • Airbus policy matters and management and organisational structure of the business;
  • Performance level of the Company’s businesses and support functions;
  • All business issues, including the operational plan of Airbus and its Divisions and Business Units.

The CEO endeavours to reach consensus among the members of the Executive Committee. In the event a consensus is not reached, the Chief Executive Officer is entitled to decide the matter.

The CEO proposes all of the Members of the Executive Committee for approval by the Board of Directors, after consultation with (a) the Chairman of the Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee and (b) the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Members of the Executive Committee

(as of 11 April 2019)

Guillaume Faury Chief Executive Officer 
Dominik Asam Chief Financial Officer
Thierry Baril Chief Human Resources Officer
Jean-Brice Dumont Executive Vice President Engineering
Bruno Even Chief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters
John Harrison General Counsel 
Dirk Hoke Chief Executive Officer Airbus Defence and Space
Julie Kitcher Executive Vice President Communications and Corporate Affairs
Philippe Mhun Executive Vice President Programmes and Services
Christian Scherer Chief Commercial Officer
Michael Schöllhorn Chief Operations Officer
Grazia Vittadini Chief Technology Officer 

Members of the Helicopters Executive Committee

(as of 11 April 2019)

Bruno Even Chief Executive Officer 
Ben Bridge Executive Vice President Global Business
Michel Farssac Executive Vice President Human Resources
Alain Flourens Executive Vice President Industry
Gerlinde Honold Executive Vice President Finance
Matthieu Louvot Executive Vice President Customer Support & Services
Michel Polychroniadis Executive Vice President
Medium and Heavy Helicopter Programs
Wolfgang Schoder Executive Vice President
Light Helicopters and Governmental Programs
Martin Schuebel Executive Vice President Procurement
Stefan Thomé Executive Vice President Engineering and Chief
Technical Officer

Members of the Defence and Space Executive Committee

(as of 11 April 2019)

Dirk Hoke Chief Executive Officer 
Barbara Bergmeier Head of Operations
Bernhard Brenner
Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales
Nicolas Chamussy Executive Vice President Space Systems
Evert Dudok Executive Vice President Communications,
Intelligence and Security
Dirk Erat
Head of Communications
Alberto Gutiérrez Head of Military Aircraft and Head of Airbus Spain 
Lars Immisch
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Chantal Jonscher
Head of Corporate Secretary 
Sabine Klauke Head of Engineering
Antoine Noguier
Head of Strategy
Andreas Riecker
General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance
Jana Rosenmann
Head of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Programme
Line & Civil and Military UAS Programs
Peter Weckesser
Digital Transformation Officer (DTO)
Julian Whitehead Executive Vice President Finance
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