Airbus Group has appointed Frédéric Sutter, 48, as its Digitalisation Programme Director with immediate effect. In this newly created post, he will report directly to Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti, who is leading the Digitalisation initiative for the Group.
“Digitalisation is one of the Group‘s priorities for 2015. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Tom Enders, Airbus Group wants to become more innovative, flexible and agile in the way it serves its customers,” said Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti. “Through his experience as Head of Services Development, Strategy and Intelligence within Airbus Group, Frédéric will be able to provide significant contributions to help us to maintain our world leading market position,” he added.
Sutter joined the Group in 2012 as Vice President with responsibility to coordinate strategic projects and to develop recommendations for aerospace market disruptions.
Previously, he worked for 15 years at Alcatel-Lucent in various sales, strategy and services leadership positions and where he lastly served as global manager for the defence market.
In 1992, he began his career as systems architect at Sema Group before joining KPMG Peat Marwick as consultant and project manager.
Frédéric Sutter is Colonel (civilian reserve) in the French Air Force, Auditor of the French Institute for National Defense Studies (IHEDN) and a Member of the Institut Esprit Services, a Think Tank focused on Services.
He has a Master of International Business and a telecommunications engineering degree.
He is married with three children.
About Airbus Group
Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2014, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 60.7 billion and employed a workforce of around 138,600.
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