Christian Scherer

CEO, Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Christian Scherer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Aircraft business of
Airbus in January 2024 and is a Member of the Company’s Executive Committee. In the period
before, he was Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International and a Member
of the Executive Committee from 2018.

Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of ATR for a period of two years, after having been
Head of Airbus Group International, responsible for driving the overall Airbus Group
Internationalisation strategy from 2015 to 2016.

Christian started his professional career in 1984 when he joined Airbus Industrie as a
Commercial Contracts Manager. He was seconded to the US between 1987 and 1994 as Vice
President Contracts of Airbus North America. He returned to headquarters as Vice President
Leasing Markets. In 1999, he was appointed Vice President Contracts and Pricing worldwide
while retaining leadership of the Leasing Markets Division and in 2003 he also became the
Deputy Head of Commercial.

Following his important role in the Commercial activity, he took on the role of Head of Strategy
and Future Programmes at Airbus in 2005, responsible for defining Airbus’ long term strategic
objectives and for driving the genesis of future aircraft product offerings and programmes, such
as the A320neo, as well as Airbus’ international development like the US final assembly lines.
In 2012, he moved to another part of the company when he was appointed Head of Sales &
International Operations at Cassidian in Munich, Germany. Upon integration of Airbus’ Defence,
Space and Military aircraft businesses, he became the Head of Marketing & Sales of this new
division until 2015. He also chaired BDLI’s defence and security forum whilst being a member of
the BDLI presidium.

Born in 1962 in Duisburg, Germany, and raised in Toulouse, France, Christian Scherer holds an
MBA from the University of Ottawa and graduated from the Paris Business School (ESCP) in