Airbus has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), replacing Eric Schulz, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Christian Scherer will start his new assignment with immediate effect. He will report to Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders.
Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, says: “With Christian Scherer we see one of our most customer-focused leaders at the commercial helm of Airbus. Over his various assignments I greatly valued his international mind-set, his strategic vision, and tremendous commercial expertise.” He added: “We regret Eric Schulz’s decision. We wish him all the best for his future.”
ATR confirms the departure of Scherer. The aircraft manufacturer states: “In his time at ATR, Christian has made crucial contributions to the company, at commercial level as well as preparing the grounds for the future of ATR as a leader in regional aviation with an improved governance structure and further product developments.
Christian Scherer comments “I have been incredibly lucky to have lead ATR for the past years and to set out the path for its sustainable future. I am convinced that the turboprop is part of the future of aviation and I thank all the ATR teams for their passion with which we make ATR the preferred choice to connect people and places regionally. I have truly shared this passion and hope to have contributed value to ATR and all its stakeholders.”
Christian Scherer, CEO of ATR since October 2016, held many senior management positions within the Group. At Airbus, where he started his career in 1984, Christian was Head of Contracts, Leasing Markets and Deputy Head of Sales as well as Head of Strategy and Future Programmes. At Airbus Defence and Space, he headed Marketing & Sales. Born in Duisburg, Germany, and raised in Toulouse, France, Christian Scherer holds an MBA Degree from the University of Ottawa in international marketing and graduated from the Paris Business School (ESCP).
Sources: ATR & AIRBUS