Ben Bridge

Executive Vice President Global Business
Airbus Defence and Space

Ben Bridge is the Executive Vice President Global Business for Airbus Defence and Space and a member of the Division’s Executive Committee.

Ben also holds the position as the Chairman, Airbus Defence and Space UK.

He previously led the Global Business for Airbus Helicopters as Executive Vice President and member of the Airbus Helicopters Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Airbus, Ben worked for 17 years at BAE Systems where he acted as Regional Managing Director for Europe & the Americas, and previously as Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa. He also served as International Sales Director for BAE's Security & Intelligence Division, where he accumulated broad experience in global business management.

Prior to BAE Systems, Ben served as an officer in Britain’s Royal Navy where he qualified as a helicopter pilot and as an Arabic linguist. He served in the British Embassies in Kuwait and Cairo as Assistant Defence Attaché and also with the UK MOD Defence Export Services Organisation.

Ben Bridge