Airbus Group announces senior management changes

July 8, 2015

Airbus Group (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Jean-Pierre Talamoni, 58, as Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales for Airbus Defence and Space. In this position, he will become a Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Defence and Space and report to Bernhard Gerwert, the Division's Chief Executive Officer.

At Airbus Defence and Space, Talamoni will replace Christian Scherer, 53, who in turn will take over Talamoni's current position as Head of Airbus Group International. Scherer will report to Marwan Lahoud, Airbus Group Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Both appointments will become effective on 1 September 2015.

"This swap of roles is of great benefit to Airbus Group," said Marwan Lahoud. "With Jean-Pierre's strong background in defence, having been the top salesman at MBDA for many years, as well as his international experience with institutional and private customers all over the globe, he is ideally positioned to lead the continued globalisation efforts of Airbus Defence and Space. The same accounts for Christian, whom I am very happy to welcome in my team. Known as one of the brains behind the A320neo, his particularly strong and decades-long knowledge of the commercial business will help us to drive the Group's internationalisation strategy in the coming years."

Bernhard Gerwert, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space, added: "Christian was a great contributor to the creation of Airbus Defence and Space, in particular with his broad international and commercial background. I'm pleased to have Jean-Pierre now with me to execute our global market strategy for our core business."