Airbus has named Anand Stanley as president of Airbus Asia-Pacific, effective 1 July 2020. Based in Singapore, Stanley will lead the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions across the region. He will have responsibility for commercial aircraft sales and customer affairs, group-wide government affairs, industrial and joint venture partnerships, and local operations at Airbus sites across the region.
Stanley will report to Christian Scherer, CFO and head of international at Airbus, and will work closely with the heads of region forthe Airbus Helicopters and Defence and Space divisions, which are co-located at the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Stanley joined Airbus in 2018 as president & managing director of Airbus India, where he has overseen Airbus business development and advanced the company’s position with key stakeholders, including customers, government agencies and industry partners.
Prior to joining Airbus, he 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 has an MBA from the University of Virginia-Darden in the USA, a Bachelors of Engineering from Andhra University, as well as a postgraduate degree from IMI-Delhi.
Stanley succeeds Patrick de Castelbajac, who is leaving Airbus.