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|Anand Stanley, newly-appointed president of Airbus Asia-Pacific|
Based in Singapore, Anand Stanley will lead the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions across the region. In this role, he will be responsible for commercial aircraft sales and customer affairs, group-wide government affairs, industrial and joint venture partnerships, as well as local operations at Airbus sites across the region.
Anand Stanley reports to Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and Head of International, and will work closely with the Heads of Region for the Airbus Helicopters and Defence and Space divisions who are co-located at the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Anand Stanley joined Airbus in 2018 as president and managing director of Airbus India, where he has overseen the Airbus business development and advanced the company’s position with key stakeholders, including customers, government agencies, and industry partners.
Prior to joining Airbus, Anand Stanley held senior positions in the civil aerospace, defence, and helicopter markets, as well as in strategic management and M&A planning, having worked with Linde Group, UTC, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky. Over his career, he has worked extensively internationally, with more than two decades of involvement in Asia and the Pacific region.
“Anand has brought a wealth of experience to Airbus and managed the company’s operations in India with very positive results,” said Christian Scherer. “His proven track record makes him the right choice to lead Airbus in the key Asia-Pacific market. We know that we can count on Anand to focus on supporting our customers in these most challenging times, while developing further our position as the leading partner for the aerospace sector in the region.”
Anand Stanley succeeds Patrick de Castelbajac who is leaving Airbus. Anand Stanley has an MBA from the University of Virginia-Darden in the US, a Bachelors of Engineering from Andhra University, as well as a postgraduate degree from IMI-Delhi.
In 2019, it generated revenues of €70 billion ($79.5 billion) and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport, and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Airbus has been present in Vietnam since 1991 and has been continuously boosting its footprint in the country. Up till now, it sold nearly 200 passenger aircraft for air carriers and aircraft leasing companies in Vietnam. Its clients include Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet, and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC).
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