Airbus Group has appointed Paul Eremenko (36) as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Eremenko is currently heading the Group’s A3 Innovation Centre based in San Jose, California. He is an aeronautics and astronautics engineer (M.I.T.; Caltech) and has previously worked at Google, Motorola and DARPA, the Pentagon’s research agency. He will assume his new role on 1 July 2016.
In his new capacity, Eremenko is joined by Andy Anderson (58), who has been serving as acting CTO since the departure of the previous CTO Jean Botti (58) at the end of March. As of 1 July 2016, Anderson, a 20-year veteran of Airbus Group, will resume his previous role as Chief Operating Officer for the CTO organisation and serve as Deputy to Paul Eremenko.
Both Eremenko and Anderson will initially focus on the new set-up of the CTO function, working with the Divisions and the recently appointed Digital Transformation Officer (DTO) Marc Fontaine.