Airbus appoints new executive vice-president communications and corporate affairs

Airbus has appointed Julie Kitcher as executive vice-president communications and corporate affairs, effective immediately.

 

In this role, she joins the Airbus Executive Committee leading all external and internal communication activities, reporting to Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

In her new role, Kitcher will steer and co-ordinate the transformation agenda of Airbus and manage audit, performance management, responsibility and sustainability and environmental affairs, in addition to her position as the Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Kitcher will take over from Rainer Ohler, who is leaving Airbus after 24 years in the company.

“I’m excited to be appointed in this new role at such an important moment in the history of Airbus,” said Kitcher. “I feel honoured to have the opportunity to lead a world class communications and corporate affairs team that – within the functions I have been entrusted to lead – will boost the dialogue with employees and stakeholders across the globe as well as help shape and transform the Airbus of the future.”