Anand Stanley appointed president of Airbus Asia-Pacific

TD Editor

Airbus has named Anand Stanley as president of Airbus Asia-Pacific, effective from 1 July 2020. Based in Singapore, Stanley will lead the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions across the region.

In this role he will have 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. He reports to Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer and head of international at Airbus and will work 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 has overseen the Airbus business development and advanced the company’s position with key stakeholders, including customers, government agencies and industry partners.

Scherer said: “His proven track record makes him the right choice to lead Airbus in the key Asia-Pacific market. We know that we can count on him to focus on supporting our customers in these most challenging times, while developing further our position as the leading partner for the aerospace sector in the region.”

He succeeds Patrick de Castelbajac who is leaving Airbus.

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