George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China effective January 8th, 2018. As country head of Airbus China, he is responsible for all Airbus Commercial Aircraft business activities and providing leadership to the company’s Helicopters and Defence and Space businesses in China.
In 1995, Xu worked for the Tianjin Economic and Technology Development Area Administrative Committee. He was nominated Deputy Director of the Investment Promotion Bureau of Tianjin Free Trade Zone in 2003 and was promoted as its Director in 2005, when he started to actively participate in the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line programme jointly initiated by Airbus and its Chinese partners.
From 2008 to 2011, Xu was Deputy GM of Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line and in parallel Director of the Investment Promotion Bureau of Tianjin Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee.
In 2011, he was appointed Chairman of Board of Airbus Tianjin Final Assembly Line and Vice President of Tianjin Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee.
In 2014, Xu was nominated and worked full time as Party Secretary of Tianjin Youth League until 2017.
George Xu was born in 1972 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. George Xu received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Management System from Tianjin University and Master of Business Administration from Roosevelt University of Chicago. He also received a Doctorate degree in Economics from Nankai University.