René Obermann succeeded Thursday Denis Ranque to the presidency of the board of directors of Airbus.
The move was made following the annual general meeting in Amsterdam, at which shareholders approved all resolutions on the agenda.
At the general meeting, two other directors joined the board for a period of three years: the Briton Mark Dunkerley, who is already a member of the board of directors of the airline. Spirit Airlines, and German Stephan Gemkow, former executive of Lufthansa.
They replace respectively Denis Ranque and Hermann-Josef Lamberti.
“I thank the board for the trust they have shown in me to succeed Denis as chairman of this great, visionary company,” said Obermann.
“I look forward to working even more closely with the management team and my board colleagues to help the company address its immediate and longer-term challenges, and in particular our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”