On October 1, 2018, Airbus appointed Anand E. Stanley, a veteran leader in the global aerospace and defence industry, as President and Managing Director of Airbus India. He succeeded Pierre de Bausset.
Stanley is pursuing the consolidation of Airbus businesses in India with a view to further reinforcing the position of the group for long-term success and growth in India.
“Anand will successfully leverage the large fleet of our products flying in India, our support and services capability, the quality of our engineering team and the deep links that have been forged with local aerospace and defence industrial partners,” Airbus Executive Vice President Strategy & International Patrick de Castelbajac said.
Stanley served as Global Executive Vice President, Strategy, at The Linde Group prior to joining Airbus.
He believes India will rise to power not just in aerospace but also 4th Industrial Revolution in the years to come.