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June 5, 2020

Airbus has named Anand Stanley as President Airbus Asia-Pacific, effective 1 July 2020.


In a statement, Airbus said Stanley will be based in Singapore and will lead the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions across the region.


"In this role, he will have responsibility for commercial aircraft sales and customer affairs, group-wide government affairs, industrial and joint venture partnerships, as well as the local operations at Airbus sites across the region," the European planemaker said.


Stanley will be reporting to Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of international, and will work closely with the Heads of Region for the Airbus Helicopters and Defence and Space divisions who are co-located at the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.


Stanley joined Airbus in 2018 as president & managing director of Airbus India, where he has overseen the Airbus business development and advanced the company’s position with key stakeholders, including customers, government agencies and industry partners.


Prior to joining Airbus, Stanley held senior positions in the civil aerospace, defence and helicopter markets, as well as in strategic management and M&A planning, having worked with the Linde Group, UTC, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky. 


“Anand has brought a wealth of experience to Airbus and managed the company’s operations in India with very positive results,” said Christian Scherer.


“His proven track record makes him the right choice to lead Airbus in the key Asia-Pacific market. We know that we can count on Anand to focus on supporting our customers in these most challenging times while developing further our position as the leading partner for the aerospace sector in the region.”


Stanley will be succeeding Patrick de Castelbajac, who is leaving Airbus. Castelbajac was announced as the CEO of Nordic Aviation Capital, effective Q3 2020.

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