Fabrice Brégier

President and Chief Executive Officer

Airbus

 Fabrice Brégier was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus on  the 1st of June 2012. He is a member of the Airbus Group1 Executive Committee.  

 He started his career in 1983 as a test engineer at the CreysMalville nuclear power station,  becoming sales manager for Péchiney (Japan) in 1984. In 1986, he joined the DRIRE  Alsace (Ministry of Industry) and was then appointed Director of Economic and Financial  Affairs with the Ministry of Agriculture in 1989. 

 Having been advisor to several French Ministers, Mr. Brégier joined Matra Défense in 1993  as Chairman of the Apache MAW GIE (co-operation with Dasa) and Chairman of the  Eurodrone GIE (with STN-Atlas). In 1996, he was appointed Director of Stand-Off  activities (Apache, Scalp EG/Storm Shadow) in what had become Matra BAe Dynamics. 

 In 1998, Mr. Brégier became CEO of Matra BAe Dynamics. He was appointed CEO of  MBDA, the leading European missile systems company that was created in 2001 by  Aerospatiale Matra, British Aerospace and Finmeccanica. In 2003, Fabrice Brégier became  President and CEO of the Eurocopter Group and was appointed Head of EADS' Eurocopter  Division in June 2005. 

Mr. Brégier was appointed Airbus Chief Operating Officer (COO) in October 2006. As a Member of the EADS Executive Committee, he was commissioned by Louis Gallois to improve the overall operational performance of the Group. 

His responsibilities included the company's wide ranging restructuring and change program (Power8), the Executive Committee functions Operations, Engineering and Procurement, and the A350 XWB program. 

Mr. Brégier graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1980 &  from the Ecole des Mines. He was born in 1961 in Dijon, France.