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Thomas Enders

Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE

Dr. Thomas (“Tom”) Enders was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus SE, on the 1st of June 2012, after having been CEO of the Airbus Commercial Aircraft Division since 2007. Before that he served as Co-CEO of EADS between 2005 and 2007. He was Head of the Group’s Defence Division from 2000 to 2005. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus S.E. since its creation in 2000.

Prior to joining the aerospace industry in 1991, Enders worked, inter alia, as a Member of the “Planungsstab” of the German Ministry of Defence and in various Foreign Policy think tanks. He studied Economics, Political Science and History at the University of Bonn and at the University of California in Los Angeles.

In 2014, Enders joined the Advisory Council of the Munich Security Conference as well as the Senate of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. He is patron of the German Mayday Foundation which supports airmen, women and their families in times of need.

Tom Enders is a member of the BDI Board (German Industry Association) since 2009, the Advisory Council of HSBC Trinkaus since 2012 and the Supervisory Board of Linde AG since 2017 (which merged into Linde plc in 2018). 

Current mandates:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE
  • Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus SE
  • President of Airbus SAS
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the BDI (Federation of German Industry)
  • Member of the Advisory Council of HSBC Trinkaus
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of Atlantic Council of the US
  • Member of the International Advisory Council of WORLDVU Satellites Ltd. (OneWeb)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fondation d’Entreprises Airbus
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Linde plc
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Linde Intermediate Holding AG
  • Member of the International Advisory Counsel of EDB

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