ASD is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Guillaume Faury, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus, as President of the Aerospace, Security and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), effective today.
Guillaume Faury new ASD President
ASD President, Guillaume Faury: “Europe is facing the twin challenges of decarbonisation and digital transition while at the same time navigating a dramatically changed security landscape. Europe’s response to these challenges has the potential to shape our industry for decades to come. ASD’s diverse range of members, drawn from countries right across the continent, provide the state-of-the-art technologies needed to both connect and protect people while bringing us closer to a decarbonised economy.
Mr Faury added, “At ASD, we have a vital role to play by encouraging European cooperation and advocating for policy frameworks that shape a competitive European business environment.”
Mr Faury was appointed by the Association’s General Assembly in May and will also serve as Chairman of the ASD Board. He takes over from Alessandro Profumo, former CEO of Leonardo, for a tenure of two years.
Micael Johansson, the President and CEO of Saab, has been elected as the new Vice-Chairman of the ASD Board.
ASD Vice-Chairman of the Board, Micael Johansson: “Our industries play a key role for a sustainable, technologically sovereign and resilient Europe. ASD will continue to advocate for a better understanding of this role and for policies that are designed to leverage the full potential of our sector for the good of our societies.”
ASD Secretary General, Jan Pie: “ASD is pleased to welcome Guillaume Faury as its new President and Chairman of the Board and Micael Johansson as the new Vice-Chairman of the Board. Both are at the helm of global industrial champions and know in detail the challenges our members face at the national, European and global level. I am looking forward to working with them.”
The ASD Board wishes to thank the former President, Alessandro Profumo, and his team at Leonardo for his contributions to the Association and his exemplary leadership throughout the pandemic, the Ukraine war and the global supply crisis.
The ASD Board comprises of 22 direct company members, and 10 national associations.