Christian Scherer

Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Aircraft business

Christian Scherer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus in January 2024 and is a Member of the Company's Executive Committee. In the period before, he was Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International and a Member of the Executive Committee from 2018.

Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of ATR for a period of two years, after having been Head of Airbus Group International, responsible for driving the overall Airbus Group Internationalisation strategy from 2015 to 2016.

Christian started his professional career in 1984 when he joined Airbus Industrie as a Commercial Contracts Manager. He was seconded to the US between 1987 and 1994 as Vice President Contracts of Airbus North America. He returned to headquarters as Vice President Leasing Markets. In 1999, he was appointed Vice President Contracts and Pricing worldwide while retaining leadership of the Leasing Markets Division and in 2003 he also became the Deputy Head of Commercial.

Following his important role in the Commercial activity, he took on the role of Head of Strategy and Future Programmes at Airbus in 2005, responsible for defining Airbus’ long term strategic objectives and for driving the genesis of future aircraft product offerings and programmes, such as the A320neo, as well as Airbus’ international development like the US final assembly lines.

In 2012, he moved to another part of the company when he was appointed Head of Sales & International Operations at Cassidian in Munich, Germany. Upon integration of Airbus’ Defence, Space and Military aircraft businesses, he became the Head of Marketing & Sales of this new division until 2015. He also chaired BDLI’s defence and security forum whilst being a member of the BDLI presidium.

Born in 1962 in Duisburg, Germany, and raised in Toulouse, France, Christian Scherer holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and graduated from the Paris Business School (ESCP) in 1984.

Christian Scherer