EADS Announces Further Top Management Nominations For Its Future Airbus Defence & Space Division

Amsterdam19 September 2013

EADS has announced three further top management nominations for its new Airbus Defence & Space Division, which will become operational in 2014.

  • Pilar Albiac-Murillo (60), currently Cassidian’s Chief Operating Officer and CEO of Cassidian Spain, will be Executive Vice President Operations for the new Division. She will lead the transformation process of Airbus Defence & Space.
  • Christian Scherer (51), currently Chief Sales Officer and Head of International Operations within Cassidian, will become Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing for Airbus Defence & Space.
  • Lars Immisch (46), currently Head of Compensation and Benefits within the EADS/Airbus Human Resources organisation, will be the new Division’s Executive Vice President for HR.

EADS announced on 31 July, 2013 that it plans to integrate Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian into one Division and rename the Group and its Divisions under the globally recognised Airbus Brand. The Airbus Group will consist of Airbus, Airbus Defence & Space and Airbus Helicopters.

“We are progressing with the appointments for the Division’s top management team. Together with the personnel appointments announced in July, I am happy to report that we are assembling a highly competent, internationally- and teamwork-minded leadership group for Airbus Defence & Space,” said Bernhard Gerwert, currently Head of Cassidian and future CEO of Airbus Defence & Space. “Jointly, our priority now is to work at full steam on the review of the Group’s defence and space activities in order to deliver a roadmap in the fourth quarter for successfully establishing the new Division.”

Previously, on 31 July 2013, EADS had already nominated Bernhard Gerwert (60) as future CEO of Airbus Defence & Space, Domingo Ureña-Raso (55) as Head of the Military Aircraft segment, François Auque (57) as Head of the Space Systems segment. The segment Communication, Intelligence & Security Systems will be led by Evert Dudok (54) and the segment Equipment by Thomas Müller (55).
Julian Whitehead (50) was nominated as Chief Financial Officer.

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