Grazia Vittadini joins Rolls-Royce as Chief Technology Officer Designate

Grazia Vittadini

Rolls-Royce has released that Grazia Vittadini, former CTO at Airbus, will be joining as Chief Technology Officer, Designate, to succeed Paul Stein when he steps down next year after almost 12 years leading the company’s pioneering research and technology efforts. Separately, Harry Holt, Chief People Officer, has decided to leave to take up the post of Chief Operating Officer at Vertical Aerospace. His successor will be announced in due course.

Vittadini, who will join on November 2, 2021, spent almost 20 years at Airbus and over the last decade held a number of senior positions, most recently Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, she piloted Airbus into bold, new, and sustainable technologies, ranging from electrification and hydrogen-based propulsion to digitization and Artificial Intelligence, autonomy, connectivity and advanced materials, while creating a diverse, high-performing technology organization. She stood down from her CTO role at Airbus in July and leaves at the end of October.

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