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, George 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 project including site selection, and negotiation and set-up of the joint venture.
From 2008 to 2011, George 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 and Deputy Chairman of Avicopter.
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, George Xu was nominated and worked full time as Party Secretary of Tianjin Youth League until 2017. George Xu was a member of the Standing Committee of Tianjin Municipal People’s Congress from 2015 to 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.
George Xu is married and in his spare time, he likes football, hiking and reading.