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- Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO of Airbus
Mr Thomas Enders was appointed Chief Executive Officer of EADS effective 1 June 2012 after being CEO of Airbus since 2007.
He studied Economics, Political Science and History at the University of Bonn and at the University of California in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the aerospace industry in 1991 (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm), he worked, inter alia, as a Member of the “Planungsstab” of the German Minister of Defence. At MBB and subsequently DASA he held various positions, including Chief of Staff, Director Corporate Development & Technology, and Head of Defence Systems.
Following the creation of EADS in 2000, he was appointed CEO of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division, holding this position until 2005 when he was appointed co-CEO of EADS.
Mr Enders was President of the BDLI (German Aerospace Industry Association) from 2005 to 2012. Moreover, from 2005 to 2009 he chaired the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.