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Corporate Governance

How we are managed

Airbus’ Corporate Governance has evolved in order to match our ambition, meet our obligations, achieve our missions and reach the goals we set ourselves. Our Governance strives to be a transparent body, matching the expectations of the Group’s shareholders throughout the world. The following sections will give you more information about our Governance structure, rules and regulations, and information on Shareholders’ Meetings.

Directors and Committees

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the Company and consists of a maximum of 12 members, appointed and removed at the Shareholders’ Meeting. The Board is responsible for the overall conduct of the Group, the management, direction and performance of the Company and its business.

Members of the Board of Directors

Denis Ranque Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE
Thomas Enders Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE
Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.
Member of the Board of Directors of American Electric Power Corp. 
Lord Paul Drayson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Drayson Technologies Ltd
Catherine Guillouard
Chief Executive Officer of RATP
Hans-Peter Keitel Former Chief Executive Officer of HOCHTIEF AG 
Hermann-Josef Lamberti 
Former Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG 
Amparo Moraleda Member of the Board of Directors of Solvay SA, CaixaBank SA and Vodafone PLC 
Claudia Nemat Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG 
Sir John Parker Chairman of the Board of Anglo American PLC
Carlos Tavares Chairman of the Managing Board of Peugeot SA
Jean-Claude Trichet Honorary Governor of Banque de France and former President of the European Central Bank

Candidates to the Airbus SE Board of Directors listed below are subject to AGM 2018 approval.

Victor Chu Chairman and CEO of First Eastern Investment Group
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Solvay SA
René Obermann Managing Director of Warburg Pincus and Member of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA

The Audit Committee, the Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee and the Ethics and Compliance Committee

The Audit Committee makes recommendations on the approval of the annual financial statements and the quarterly and half-year accounts, supports the Board in the appointment of external auditors and ensures that audit activities are correctly directed.

The RNGC makes recommendations for major appointments within the Group, for example to the Executive Committee, makes recommendations to the Board regarding remuneration strategies and long-term remuneration plans and also performs regular evaluations of the Company´s corporate governance.

The Ethics and Compliance Committee assists the Board in overseeing Airbus’ culture and commitment to ethical business and integrity. It oversees the Group's ethics and compliance programme, organisation and framework for the effective governance of ethics and compliance, including all associated internal policies, procedures and controls.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee supports the Chief Executive Officer in his duty of managing the day-to-day operations of the Company. It is chaired by the CEO and comprises the Heads of the major Functions and Divisions of Airbus.

Members of the Executive Committee

Thomas Enders Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE
Fernando Alonso Head of Military Aircraft Airbus Defence and Space
Thierry Baril Chief Human Resources Officer Airbus
Guillaume Faury President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft and
Chief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters
John Harrison General Counsel Airbus
Dirk Hoke Chief Executive Officer Airbus Defence and Space
C. Jeffrey Knittel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Americas
Klaus Richter Chief Procurement Officer Airbus & Airbus Commercial Aircraft
Eric Schulz Chief Commercial Officer Airbus
Harald Wilhelm Chief Financial Officer Airbus 
Tom Williams Chief Operating Officer Airbus Commercial Aircraft
George Xu Chief Executive Officer of Airbus China
   

Operational Committees

Airbus Operational Executive Committee

Guillaume Faury
President of Commercial Aircraft
Thierry Baril Chief Human Resources Officer Airbus
Patrick de Castelbajac Executive Vice President Strategy & International 
Jean-Brice Dumont Executive Vice President Engineering
Didier Evrard Executive Vice President Head of Programmes
John Harrison General Counsel Airbus
Mario Heinen Executive Vice President Industrial
Klaus Richter Chief Procurement Officer
Eric Schulz Chief Commercial Officer Airbus
Harald Wilhelm Chief Financial Officer Airbus
Tom Williams Chief Operating Officer Commercial Aircraft

Commercial Aircraft Subsidiary Presidents

Fouad Attar Managing Director for Airbus Middle East
Stephane Ginoux President Airbus Japan K.K.
C. Jeffrey Knittel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Airbus Americas
George Xu
Chief Executive Officer of Airbus China

Helicopters Executive Committee

Guillaume Faury Chief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters
Ben Bridge Executive Vice President Global Business
Christian Cornille Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President Industry
Michel Farssac Executive Vice President Human Resources
Alain Flourens Executive Vice President Engineering and Chief
Technical Office
Gerlinde Honold Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President Finance
Matthieu Louvot Executive Vice President Customer Support & Services
for Airbus Helicopters
Michel Polychroniadis Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President
Medium and Heavy Helicopter Programs
Wolfgang Schoder Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President
Light Helicopters and Governmental Programs
Martin Schuebel Airbus Helicopters Executive Vice President,
Strategic Procurement

Defence and Space Executive Committee

Dirk Hoke Chief Operating Officer Defence and Space
Nicolas Chamussy Executive Vice President Space Systems
Fernando Alonso Executive Vice President Military Aircraft
Evert Dudok Executive Vice President Communication,
Intelligence and Security
Julian Whitehead Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bernhard Brenner Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales
Lars Immisch
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Grazia Vittadini
Executive Vice President Engineering
André-Hubert Roussel
Head of Engineering and Operations
Jana Rosenmann
Head of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Programme
Line & Civil and Military UAS Programs
Dirk Erat Head of Communications
Peter Weckesser
Head of Digital Transformation Office
Antoine Noguier
Head of Strategy
Andreas Riecker
General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

Corporate Governance

Organisation

Shareholder's Meetings

Enterprise Risk Management

Responsibilities and Powers of the Board of Directors

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