Airbus has appointed Michael Schöllhorn, 53, as chief operating officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 1 February 2019. Schöllhorn, currently COO for BSH Home Appliances in Munich, will succeed Tom Williams, 66, who retires 31 December 2018 after 50 years in the aerospace industry, 19 of which were in top Airbus management positions.
Schöllhorn will report to Guillaume Faury who will succeed Tom Enders as Airbus CEO following the shareholders annual general meeting on 10 April 2019. He will also become a Member of the Airbus Executive Committee. The company also said it has appointed Dominik Asam, 49, to succeed Harald Wilhelm, 52, as chief financial officer in April 2019.
Asam, currently CFO of Munich-based Infineon Technologies, will join Airbus on 1 April 2019. As CFO, Asam will report to future CEO Faury and become a member of the Airbus Executive Committee.