ASD Governance

ASD General Assembly

The General Assembly, formed by all Members of ASD whose principal activities are related to aerospace, defence and security industries is the supreme decision making body of the Association.  It determines the overall strategy and policies of the Association. The General Assembly elects the Board, approves the budget and annual accounts.

ASD Board

The Board is in charge of management of the Association. Composed by the Chief Executive Officers and Chairmen of Company and National Members, the Board ensures that the Association achieves its objectives, establishes and maintains liaison with external bodies, provides direction and guidance for the Secretary General who takes on the day-to-day management of the ASD. The Board elects its Chairman, who will also be the President of the Association, from among its members.

ASD Board Members:

Mauro Moretti, CEO & Director General of Leornardo, ASD President & Chairman of the Board
Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, ASD Board Vice-Chairman

Fernando Abril Martorell, Chairman of Indra
Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA
Fabrice Brégier, President & CEO of Airbus
Håkan Buskhe, President & CEO of SAAB
Patrice Caine, Chairman & CEO of THALES
Kevin Cummings, CEO of GKN Aerospace
Marek Darecki, President of APAI
Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce
Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group
Paul Everitt, CEO of ADS    
Guillaume Faury, President & CEO of Airbus Helicopters
Carlo Festucci, Secretary General of AIAD
Josef Kaspar, President of ALV CR
Tuija Karanko, Secretary General of AFDA
Ian King, CEO of BAE Systems
Marwan Lahoud, President of GIFAS
Robert Limmergard, Secretary General of SOFF
Alberto Maestrini, Director General of Fincantieri 
Adolfo Menéndez, President of TEDAE
Ron Nulkes, Managing Director of NIDV
Philippe Petitcolin, CEO of SAFRAN
Daniele Romiti, CEO of Leonardo Helicopters
Volker Thum, Managing Director of BDLI

ASD President

The President’s term of office is of two years, renewable once for one year.

The current ASD President is Mr Mauro Moretti (elected for the 2015-2017 period), who is also Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Leonardo.


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