Earlier in the day, (August 17th), one of Europe’s major aviation, Airbus, that has been facing some serious criticism in India regarding the Pratt & Whitney engine issues in its A320 Neo planes, made an announcement that it has appointed Anand E Stanley as its unit head in the Asian country.
Through a press release, Airbus announced that Stanley’s appointment would be effective from the 1st of October 2018.
Currently, the position of president and managing director of Airbus is held by Pierre de Bausset, who would be replaced by Mr. Anand, a global aerospace and defense industry veteran, the company further added.
Speaking on the announcement, Patrick de Castelbajac, the executive vice-president for strategy and international at Airbus said, “I am really pleased with the appointment of Anand as Airbus India’s unit head. I believe he will drive the company on its next phase of growth.”
Airbus further revealed that, before the new appointment comes into effect, Pierre and Anand would be working through a transition.
The statement released reads as follows: “With a vision of further reinforcing the position of the group for long-term success and growth, Mr. Stanley will pursue the consolidation of Airbus in India.”
The press release then went on to conclude that Mr. Anand brings an incredible depth of international experience in P&L management, sales, after marketing, M&A, and manufacturing.