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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Executive and Operational Committees

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 and Executive Committee Permanent Guests

(as of 20 September 2018)

Thomas Enders Chief Executive Officer Airbus 
Guillaume Faury President Airbus Commercial Aircraft
Dirk Hoke Chief Executive Officer Airbus Defence and Space
Bruno Even Chief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters
Harald Wilhelm Chief Financial Officer Airbus 
Thierry Baril Chief Human Resources Officer Airbus
John Harrison General Counsel Airbus
Grazia Vittadini Chief Technology Officer Airbus
Tom Williams Chief Operating Officer Airbus Commercial Aircraft
Klaus Richter Chief Procurement Officer Airbus 
Fernando Alonso Head of Military Aircraft Airbus Defence and Space
C. Jeffrey Knittel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Airbus Americas
George Xu Chief Executive Officer Airbus China
Christian Scherer Chief Commercial Officer Airbus 
Patrick de Castelbajac Executive Vice President Strategy & International Airbus
Marc Fontaine Digital Transformation Officer Airbus
Rainer Ohler Executive Vice President Communications Airbus

Operational Committees

Members of the Airbus Operational Executive Committee

(as of 13 September 2018)

Guillaume Faury
President Commercial Aircraft
Thierry Baril Chief Human Resources Officer Airbus
Patrick de Castelbajac Executive Vice President Strategy & International 
Jean-Brice Dumont Executive Vice President Engineering
Didier Evrard Executive Vice President Head of Programmes
John Harrison General Counsel Airbus
Klaus Richter Chief Procurement Officer
Christian Scherer Chief Commercial Officer Airbus
Harald Wilhelm Chief Financial Officer Airbus
Tom Williams Chief Operating Officer Commercial Aircraft

Commercial Aircraft Subsidiary Presidents

(as of 1 February 2018)

Fouad Attar Managing Director Airbus Middle East
Stephane Ginoux President Airbus Japan K.K.
C. Jeffrey Knittel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Airbus Americas
George Xu
Chief Executive Officer Airbus China

Members of the Helicopters Executive Committee

(as of 1 April 2018)

Bruno Even Chief Executive Officer 
Ben Bridge Executive Vice President Global Business
Christian Cornille Executive Vice President Industry
Michel Farssac Executive Vice President Human Resources
Alain Flourens Executive Vice President Engineering and Chief
Technical Office
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,
Strategic Procurement

Members of the Defence and Space Executive Committee

(as of 1 July 2017)

Dirk Hoke Chief Executive Officer 
Fernando Alonso
Head of Military Aircraft 
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
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
André-Hubert Roussel
Head of Operations
Peter Weckesser
Digital Transformation Officer (DTO)
Julian Whitehead Executive Vice President Finance
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