Airbus Announces Leadership Evolution: Christian Scherer Appointed Commercial Aircraft Business CEO
In a significant leadership reshuffle, Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) announced on September 26, 2023, the appointment of Christian Scherer as the CEO of its Commercial Aircraft business. This strategic move aims to ensure a dedicated operational focus for the company during these challenging times in the aviation industry.
Since 2019, the leadership roles of Airbus and its Commercial Aircraft business have been unified, a strategy that provided alignment and swift execution during periods marked by multiple crises and changes. This alignment has set Airbus on a definitive path, resonating with its mission of pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world.Advertising
Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO, emphasized the importance of this leadership evolution. He stated, "Empowering Christian in the Commercial Aircraft CEO role will enable us to reinforce focus on the success of our Commercial Aircraft business. This will also allow me to concentrate on guiding Airbus through a rapidly changing global landscape." Faury expressed his admiration for Scherer's business acumen, highlighting their collaborative efforts over the past five years. He expressed confidence in moving forward with Scherer to achieve Airbus' objectives.
On his appointment, Christian Scherer expressed his enthusiasm and commitment, saying, "It is both an honor and a thrill to take on this pivotal role at such a crucial juncture for our industry." Scherer emphasized his dedication to meeting operational objectives and working towards the continuous improvement and future of Airbus products and services. He also underscored the importance of collaborating with global partners and suppliers on a shared mission to decarbonize aviation.
The implementation of this new organizational structure will unfold over the coming months. Airbus aims to collaborate closely with the company's social partners, with the new setup expected to be fully operational in project mode from 1 January 2024.Advertising