Chris Emerson (38), has been appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) Airbus Head of Product Strategy and Market Forecast, effective 1st, September 2010. Part of his new role involves responsibility for the Airbus Global Market Forecasts. Chris will report to Airbus chief strategist and Executive Vice President (EVP) for Future Programmes, Christian Scherer.
Appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of EADS North America in 2003, Chris supported the establishment of EADS North America as well as the company’s break into the United States defense market. Chris will keep this position until year end and also remain involved in the US tanker bid.
Prior to this, Chris joined DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (DASA) in Munich/Germany. in early 2000,
A Graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in International Finance Chris is also an advisor for the Mobile, Alabama Chamber of Commerce. Chris is married and father of one daughter.