Defence News: European Defence and Aerospace major Airbus has appointed Rémi Maillard as President of Airbus India and Managing Director of South Asia region, effective September 01, 2020. Rémi Maillard, currently Head of Airbus Services, will succeed Anand Stanley who will move to Singapore as President, Airbus Asia-Pacific.
Both Anand Stanley and Rémi Maillard report directly to Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International of Airbus.
In his new role, Rémi Maillard will lead the company’s business in South Asia and will be responsible for commercial aircraft sales and business development.
Rémi Maillard will manage Airbus’ regional footprint, which includes engineering, innovation, customer support and services as well as training.
He will also help progress Airbus’ top defence and helicopters campaigns and boost the company’s ‘Make in India’ programmes.
“As the Head of Services, Rémi Maillard has been responsible for growing the Airbus commercial aircraft services business and overseeing maintenance, upgrades, flight hour services, and training operations with a focus on creating value for customers and enhancing their operational performance,” Airbus said in a statement.
“Rémi has rich experience in the Airbus organisation and is the right person to take on the lead of the company in India and South Asia – a region that is both a key growth market as well as a resource base for us,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus and Head of Airbus International.
Christian Scherer Rémi Maillard’s skills and personality will contribute to further consolidate the company’s strong position in the region.
“I warmly thank Anand for strengthening the local footprint of Airbus here and look forward to continuing working with him in his new role in the Asia Pacific region,” said Scherer.
Rémi Maillard to head Airbus India
Rémi Maillard, 40, joined Airbus in 2008 and has held several leadership roles.
He started his career at Airbus Helicopters, leading a transformation programme for the company’s Research and Development activities.
Rémi Maillard also served as the Chief Engineer of the Tiger programme before playing a key role in the development of the H175 programme and its Entry-into-Service as the Chief Engineer.
He also held the position of Head of Development Chief Engineers spearheading engineering activities for major helicopter development programmes.
Prior to joining Airbus, Rémi worked as an Associate Director with a consulting firm specializing in industrial strategy.
Rémi Maillard holds degrees in Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.