Airbus has appointed Christian Scherer as chief commercial officer (CCO) replacing Eric Schulz who is leaving the company for personal reasons.
Scherer has started with immediate effect and reports to Airbus chief executive officer (CEO) Tom Enders. He has been CEO of ATR since October 2016, and held many senior management positions within the Group.
At Airbus, where he started his career in 1984, he was head of contracts, leasing markets and deputy head of sales as well as head of strategy and future programmes. At Airbus Defence and Space, he headed marketing and sales.
Enders said: “With Christian Scherer we see one of our most customer-focused leaders at the commercial helm of Airbus. Over his various assignments I greatly valued his international mind-set, his strategic vision, and tremendous commercial expertise.”
He added: “We regret Eric Schulz’s decision. We wish him all the best for his future.”