- Chairman, Airbus
Guillaume Faury was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus in April 2019 and leads the company's Executive Committee. He previously served as President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft since February 2018. Previously, Guillaume Faury was Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters (2013-2018). Among other things, he restructured the Division's manufacturing system and introduced new technologies. Prior to this position, Guillaume Faury worked for four years at the car manufacturer Peugeot (2009-2013), where he was Executive Vice President for Research & Development and a member of the Management Board. In particular, he led significant advances made by Peugeot in low-emission hybrid engine technology, as well as the redesign of the company's product line. Between 1998 and 2008, he held various senior management positions in engineering, programs and flight testing at Airbus' helicopter branch, then known as Eurocopter. He was appointed Executive Vice President Programs and member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee, then Executive Vice President for Research & Development. Guillaume Faury began his career in 1992 as a flight test engineer for Eurocopter's Tiger helicopter, within the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA), responsible for the development and procurement of defense systems for the French armed forces. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and an aeronautical engineer from the École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (SUPAERO) in Toulouse. His passion for aviation goes back to his childhood. He holds a light aircraft pilot's license and has trained as a helicopter flight test engineer, and has logged some 1,300 hours of flight time. Guillaume Faury was born in 1968 in Cherbourg, Normandy. He is married and has three children.
Session 39An enterprising Europe