Asian Aviation Editor Matt Driskill is In Conversation with Anand Stanley, president for Asia-Pacific at Airbus. Airbus named Stanley as president Airbus Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, Stanley leads the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions across the region. In this role he has 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. Stanley reports to Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, and works 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 and managing director of Airbus India, where he oversaw 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. Over his career he has worked extensively internationally, with more than two decades of involvement in Asia and the Pacific region. Stanley has an MBA from the University of Virginia-Darden in the US, a Bachelors of Engineering from Andhra University, as well as a postgraduate degree from IMI-Delhi.