Anand Stanely (Photo: Airbus)
NEW DELHI: Yet another Indian techie has made it to the senior most positions of the world’s biggest companies. European aerospace major Airbus will elevate the president and managing director of its India unit — Anand Stanely — as the president for Asia-Pacific from July 1, 2020.
Stanley, who did his Bachelors of Engineering from Andhra University followed by a postgraduate degree from IMI-Delhi and MBA from the University of Virginia-Darden, had joined Airbus India in Anand Stanley in 2018. He was overseeing Airbus business development and advanced the company’s position with key stakeholders.
Airbus chief commercial officer and head of international, Christian Scherer, said: “Anand has brought a wealth of experience to Airbus and managed the company’s operations in India with very positive results. 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.”
Stanley succeeds Patrick de Castelbajac, who is leaving Airbus. Based in Singapore, Stanley will lead the strategy and future positioning of Airbus and its divisions across the region. In this role he will have responsibility for commercial aircraft sales and customer affairs, group-wide government affairs, industrial and joint venture partnerships, as well as the local operations at Airbus sites across the region.
He will report to Christian Scherer and work closely with the heads of region for Airbus Helicopters and Defence and Space divisions who are co-located at the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Prior to joining Airbus, 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 the Linde Group, UTC, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky. Over his career he has worked extensively internationally, with more than two decades in Asia-Pacific region.