Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus, appointed ASD President
Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus was appointed by the Association’s General Assembly in May and will also serve as Chairman of the ASD Board. He takes over from Alessandro Profumo, former CEO of Leonardo, for a tenure of two years. Micael Johansson, the President and CEO of Saab, has been elected as the new Vice-Chairman of the ASD Board.
ASD President, Guillaume Faury: “Europe is facing the twin challenges of decarbonisation and digital transition while at the same time navigating a dramatically changed security landscape. Europe’s response to these challenges has the potential to shape our industry for decades to come. ASD’s diverse range of members, drawn from countries right across the continent, provide the state-of-the-art technologies needed to both connect and protect people while bringing us closer to a decarbonised economy.
Guillaume Faury added, “At ASD, we have a vital role to play by encouraging European cooperation and advocating for policy frameworks that shape a competitive European business environment.”
ASD Vice-Chairman of the Board, Micael Johansson: “Our industries play a key role for a sustainable, technologically sovereign and resilient Europe. ASD will continue to advocate for a better understanding of thisrole and for policies that are designed to leverage the full potential of our sector for the good of our societies.”
ASD Secretary General, Jan Pie: “ASD is pleased to welcome Guillaume Faury as its new President and Chairman of the Board and Micael Johansson as the new Vice-Chairman of the Board. Both are at the helm of global industrial champions and know in detail the challenges our members face at the national, European and global level. I am looking forward to working with them.”
The ASD Board wishes to thank the former President, Alessandro Profumo, and his team at Leonardo for his contributions to the Association and his exemplary leadership throughout the pandemic, the Ukraine war and the global supply crisis.
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