As part of Airbus’ 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the company announced the appointment of Guillaume Faury as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors.
Following that proclamation, Faury was named CEO of Airbus, taking over for outgoing CEO Tom Enders.
Commenting on the appointment, Denis Ranque, chairman of the Airbus Board of Directors, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Guillaume Faury to the Board and am confident that as CEO he will successfully guide Airbus into the next decade.
“Guillaume has exactly the right skill set and experience needed to take Airbus forward. Separately, I would like to thank Tom Enders for all his achievements during his time as CEO, including particularly the value created for our shareholders and the development of our Company to the benefit of all employees and the supply chain.”
Sharing his viewpoint on his appointment, Guillaume Faury shared: “It’s a real privilege to take over as Airbus CEO and lead this outstanding company into the 2020s. I would like to thank the Board and shareholders for their trust.
“I look forward to working with our great teams and shaping the Airbus of tomorrow, to better serve our customers, increase our competitiveness, and grow in a sustainable way.”
Amongst the many revelations that came do late at the AGM, Airbus revealed that the proposed 2018 gross dividend of €1.65 per share had been approved and will be paid on 17 April 2019. This represented a 10% increase over the 2017 payment.