February 4, 2015
Airbus appoints new Programme leaders, assigns new responsibilities
Following the nomination of Didier Evrard as Airbus Executive Vice-President, Programmes, in December 2014, the following top management appointments are effective as of March 1st 2015:
Patrick Piedrafita, currently Head of the A330 Family Programme, is appointed Head of the A350 XWB Programme. Eric Zanin, currently Head of Procurement Operations, is appointed Head of the A330 Family Programme. Klaus Roewe, currently Head of A320neo Programme, is appointed Head of the A320 Family Programme and succeeds in this role Daniel Baubil. Daniel Baubil will take over the responsibility of Senior Advisor to Didier Evrard. Daniel will be in charge of the cross programmes competitiveness projects within the programme organisation. Following Patrick Piedrafita’s appointment as Head of A350 XWB Programme, and with the necessary full focus required by this strategic priority, Charles Champion, in addition to his current role as Executive Vice-President Engineering and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee, is assigned the role previously held by Patrick Piedrafita, of “Président Délégué & Directeur Général of Airbus Operations SAS”. In this specific role, Charles will report to Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President & CEO.