Airbus' Corporate Governance ensures that Airbus is managed according to our Regulating Laws and Articles of Association, and evolves in order to match our growth ambitions, meet our obligations and reach the goals we set ourselves. Airbus' top-level governing body is the Board of Directors.

Responsible for the management of Airbus it delegates the day-to-day management to the CEO who fulfills this task with the support of the Executive Committee. 

Our Governance strives to be a transparent body, matching the expectations of the Company’s shareholders throughout the world. The following sections will give you more information about our Governance structure, rules and regulations, and information on Shareholders’ Meetings.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee supports the Chief Executive Officer in his duty of managing the day-to-day operations of Airbus’ business. It is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer and comprises the Heads of the major Functions and Divisions.

Executive Committee's responsibilities and powers

At the Executive Committee meetings, the following matters, among others, are discussed:

  • Appointment by the Heads of Airbus Divisions and functions of their management teams;
  • Major investments;
  • Settling up and control of the implementation of the strategy for Airbus’ businesses;
  • Airbus policy matters and management and organisational structure of the business;
  • Performance level of the Company’s businesses and support functions;
  • All business issues, including the operational plan of Airbus and its Divisions and Business Units.

The CEO endeavours to reach consensus among the members of the Executive Committee. In the event a consensus is not reached, the Chief Executive Officer is entitled to decide the matter.

The CEO proposes all of the Members of the Executive Committee for approval by the Board of Directors, after consultation with (a) the Chairman of the Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee and (b) the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Members of the Executive Committee and Top Management

(As of 1 January 2024)

Guillaume FauryChief Executive Officer 
Thierry BarilChief Human Resources Officer
Bruno EvenChief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters
Alberto GutiérrezExecutive Vice President Special Industrial Projects
John HarrisonGeneral Counsel & Head of Airbus Public Affairs
Catherine JestinExecutive Vice President Digital
Julie KitcherChief Sustainability Officer and Communications
Sabine KlaukeChief Technology Officer
Florent Massou dit LabaquèreExecutive Vice President Operations of the Commercial Aircraft business
Philippe MhunExecutive Vice President Programmes and Services of the Commercial Aircraft business
Christian SchererChief Executive Officer of the Commercial Aircraft business
Michael SchoellhornChief Executive Officer Airbus Defence and Space
Thomas ToepferChief Financial Officer
Robin HayesChairman and Chief Executive Officer Airbus Americas
Matthieu LouvotExecutive Vice President Strategy
Wouter van WerschExecutive Vice President International
George XuChief Executive Officer Airbus China 

Members of the Commercial Aircraft Leadership Team

(As of 1 January 2024)

Christian SchererChief Executive Officer
Stella BelvisiGeneral Counsel
Maggie BergsmaHead of Communications
Mathieu CallewaertExecutive Vice President Human Resources
Nicolas ChrétienHead of Strategy
Thomas HundtExecutive Vice President Finance
Sabine KlaukeExecutive Vice President Engineering
Florent Massou dit LabaquèreExecutive Vice President Operations
Philippe MhunExecutive Vice President Programmes and Services
Benoît de Saint-ExupéryExecutive Vice President Sales

Members of the Helicopters Executive Committee

(As of 1 January 2024)

Bruno EvenChief Executive Officer 
Sara CorcheteCorporate Secretary
Alain De ZottiExecutive Vice President Engineering
Michael HenrichsExecutive Vice President Finance 
Volker MangExecutive Vice President Human Resources 
Laurent MazouéExecutive Vice President Operations
Olivier MichalonExecutive Vice President Global Business
Mathilde Royer-GermainHead of Strategy and Sustainability for Airbus Helicopters
Stefan ThoméExecutive Vice President Programmes and Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters GmbH
Romain TrappExecutive Vice President Customer Support & Services
Florence VerlutHead of Aviation Safety & Quality
Martin WernerHead of Digital and Company Transformation (DTO) for Airbus Helicopters

Members of the Defence and Space Executive Committee

(As of 1 April 2024)

Michael SchoellhornChief Executive Officer 
Penelope Jane BassonHead of Transformation and Corporate Secretary
Ben BridgeExecutive Vice President Global Business
Jean-Brice DumontHead of Air Power
Karen FlorschützHead of Connected Intelligence
Marcella HoffmannExecutive Vice President Human Resources
François LombardHead of Strategy
Johannes MüllerHead of Sustainability and Communications
Alain FauréHead of Space Systems
Andreas RieckerGeneral Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance
Lionel RoubyHead of Digital
Francisco Javier Sánchez SeguraChief Operating Officer
Jesús de Miguel RodriguezExecutive Vice President Finance

Our Governance

Corporate Governance

Board and Board Committees

Shareholders' Meetings

Enterprise Risk Management

Governance Framework Documents