French aerospace major Airbus SE has appointed former Pratt & Whitney Co. Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp. executive Anand Stanley as the new President and Managing Director of its India unit.
Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice-President for strategy and international, Airbus stated, “I am delighted to see Anand taking Airbus India's leadership to drive the company on its next phase of growth.”
As per a company statement, Anand Stanley, who takes over from Pierre de Bausset as the head of the company’s Indian unit, will join Airbus India on 1 October 2018. Pierre and Anand will work through a transition before the new appointment takes effect
Airbus SE said in a statement, “His knowledge of the Indian market will deepen Airbus’ commitment to the local aerospace and defence industries, and will drive its indigenization to boost India’s economic growth.”
Anand will pursue the consolidation of Airbus businesses in India with a view to further reinforcing the position of the group for long-term success and growth in India, as per the company. Prior to Airbus, Anand has worked earlier in companies like The Linde Group, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky, among others.
Meanwhile, the company will make an announcement about Pierre’s future role in due course of time.
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