Andreas Hammer has been the head of the Spacecraft Equipment division at Airbus Defence and Space since 1 January 2019, in addition to his role as German Space Coordinator held since September 2018.
Prior to his current position, he was CEO of Tesat Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG from 2015 to 2018, a subsidiary company of Airbus, and Corporate Secretary of Airbus Defence and Space for two years beforehand.
He started his career at Airbus (previously EADS Defence & Security) in 2005 where he held numerous executive positions until the 2014 name change and beyond, including Head of the Key Account NATO/EU in Brussels, Sales Director Germany and Chief of Staff/Head of Central Departments in Munich.
Andreas Hammer holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich. He has been a member on the board of trustees of the Dornier Foundation for Aerospace since 2014, a member on the steering committee of the German Association for Defence Technology (DWT) since 2013, and on the steering committee of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) since 2018.
Grazia Vittadini has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Airbus and a member of the Airbus Executive Committee, effective 1 May 2018.
Furthermore, she serves as Director of the Airbus Foundation Board and as a member of the Inclusion and Diversity Steering Committee.
Previously, Vittadini was Executive Vice President Head of Engineering since January 2017 and a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Defence and Space. Prior to this position, she had been Senior Vice President Head of Corporate Audit & Forensic, responsible for Airbus Group audit activities worldwide.
Since January 2013 and for one year and a half, Grazia was Vice President Head of Airframe Design and Technical Authority for all Airbus aircraft in Hamburg.
Grazia Vittadini graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and she specialized in Aerodynamics from the Politecnico di Milano.