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- Domingo Ureña-Raso, Head of Airbus Military
Domingo Ureña-Raso is Head of Airbus Military, Member of the EADS Executive Committee and Chairman of EADS CASA.
He started as an engineer at CASA in Spain in 1982 (now EADS-CASA) in the Cadiz plant, undertaking various assignments.
In 1989, he moved to Toulouse where he took on different positions, mainly in procurement, as responsible for nacelles and propulsion systems.
In 1998, he was appointed CEO of Aircelle’s joint venture between Airbus and SNECMA to develop and manufacture nacelle systems, in cooperation with EADS-CASA, which allowed for the entry of the Spanish aeronautical industry in the nacelle technology.
In 2002 he was nominated President and CEO of the first privatised defence company in Poland, EADS PZL, with the mission to develop a sustainable strategy based on core business to increase its competitiveness. In this position he reported directly to the CEO of EADS-CASA.
From 2003 to 2005, still in detachment from EADS-CASA, Domingo moved to Munich, Germany, in different functions (Head of Procurement and Member of the Board for the Eurofighter programme, then in the EADS Defence division).
In 2006 he rejoined Airbus in Toulouse as Head of the new Airbus Industrial Strategy team, defining the Airbus’ future Core/non-Core definition at aircraft level, the supply chain consolidation strategy and the Make-or-Buy policy for future programs, such as the A350 XWB, and work-share definitions.
Before assuming his present duties, he had been in charge in 2007 of the vital Airbus turn around programme (Power 8), reporting to Fabrice Brégier, COO of Airbus, and the “Future EADS” programme, reporting to Louis Gallois, then-President and CEO of EADS.
Domingo Ureña Raso was born in Camarena (Toledo, Spain) in May 1958. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with a degree in Technical Aeronautical Engineering in 1982 before obtaining a MBA in 1989. He obtained a diploma in Business Management by the ESSEC of Paris in 1998.
Domingo enjoys spending his free time with his two children. He is also an enthusiastic tennis player and likes skiing.