Dr. Thomas (“Tom”) Enders was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Group, effective 1 June 2012, after having been 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 of Corporate Development & Technology, and Head of Defence Systems. Following the creation of EADS in 2000, he was appointed Head 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. He has been a member of the BDI Presidential Board (German Industry Association) since 2009. From 2005 to 2009 he was Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V. Since November 2011, Tom Enders has served in the Business Advisory Group of UK Prime Minister David Cameron. He has been a member of the Joint Advisory Council at Allianz SE since January 2013.