Airbus Appoints Jestin As Executive Vice President

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Effective 1 July 2021, Catherine Jestin will take the role of executive vice president digital and information management of Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR).

Catherine will join the Executive Committee and report to the CEO of Airbus, Guillaume Faury.

Faury said, “This nomination comes at a time of particular importance for the digital transformation of Airbus, as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis and prepare ourselves for the next phases in the development of our civil and military activities.”

“The main focus of this new organisation will be to foster digital innovation across Airbus’ industrial ecosystem and our products and services portfolio, accelerating data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation and services for Airbus’ customers as well as digital security for the company.”

In order to continue the successful deployment of the digital design, manufacturing and services programme, established to enable co-design capabilities and digital continuity system-wide, Catherine Jestin will work to strengthen the transversal cooperation across Airbus functions company-wide.

Additionally, Catherine will control and coordinate digital talent pools across the organisation to support the broader transformation of Airbus’ ways of working through state-of-the-art digital tools.

Catherine presently holds the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Airbus, a position that she has held since March last year. She has been responsible for driving state of the art Information Technology systems and solutions in support of Airbus employees, customers and suppliers.

Prior to this, Catherine served as the Chief Information Officer at Airbus Helicopters, a role that she held from July 2013 to February 2020.

Before she joined Airbus, Catherine had held a number of positions between 2007 and 2013 at Rio Tinto in Montreal within the field of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T). She also worked at Accenture for 17 years and was nominated to Partner in 2002, a position she held for five years.

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