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Airbus appoints Jean-Marc Nasr Head of Space Systems

(23 April 2019 - Airbus) Airbus SE has appointed Jean-Marc Nasr, 57, Executive Vice President Space Systems within the Airbus Defence and Space division.

Nasr will assume his new duties on 1 June 2019 and succeeds Nicolas Chamussy, 51, whose next assignment is subject to further notice. In his new role, Nasr will be Member of the Airbus Defence and Space’ Executive Committee and report to Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space.

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Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Space Systems

“We are at an exciting moment in time for Space Systems with respect to a highly competitive landscape and our changing industrial set-up. Jean-Marc Nasr is one of our most experienced executives in the division and with his extensive industrial expertise, accumulated over many years in our company, I trust he will take our programme line to the next level”, said Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space. “I thank Nicolas Chamussy for his leadership at the helm of Space Systems. With his tireless efforts, he has laid the foundation since 2016 for our continued leadership vis-a-vis our international peers and has driven agility in our industrial processes at Space Systems. I am grateful that we can retain his expertise in the company.”

Presently, Jean-Marc Nasr serves as Head of Region Asia Pacific for Airbus and Airbus Defence and Space. Johan Pelissier, 41, currently Head of South East Asia within Airbus Defence and Space, will succeed Jean-Marc Nasr in his current function and will be acting Head of Region Asia Pacific for Airbus Defence and Space as of 1 June 2019.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.