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Guillaume Faury



Chief Executive Officer of Airbus SE

French nationality

Directorship and number of AXA shares

Appointed on April 29, 2021 - Term expires at the 2025 Shareholders' Meeting
First appointment on April 29, 2021
Chairman of the AXA Compensation, Governance & Sustainability Committee
Number of AXA shares held on March 10, 2023: 5,000

Expertise and experience

Mr. Guillaume Faury graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris in 1990 and, subsequently, from the École nationale supérieure de l’aéronautique et de l’espace in Toulouse. Mr. Guillaume Faury began his career in 1992 as a flight-test engineer for the Eurocopter Tiger helicopter in the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French government agency responsible for the development and purchase of defence systems for the French armed forces. Between 1998 and 2008, he held various leadership positions in engineering, programmes and flight testing in Airbus’ helicopter business, which at the time operated under the name of Eurocopter. He became Executive-Vice-President for Programmes and a member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee, before being appointed as Executive Director for Research and Development. He then spent four years in the car industry at Peugeot (2009-2013), becoming Executive Vice-President for Research and Development and a member of the company’s Management Board. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Guillaume Faury was Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters, where his achievements included restructuring its manufacturing system and introducing new technologies. In February 2018, he became President of Airbus’ commercial aircraft business. Since April 2019, Mr. Guillaume Faury has been Chief Executive Officer of Airbus and leads the Company’s Executive Committee.

Directorship held within the AXA Group

  • Director: AXA

Directorships held outside the AXA Group

  • Chief Executive Officer and director: Airbus SE
  • President: Airbus SAS
  • Vice-President: AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Member of the Advisory Board: Airbus Group Ventures Fund II, L.P.
  • Member and First Vice-President of the Board of Directors: Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales

Directorships held during the last five years

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Airbus Canada Manging GP Inc, Airbus (China) Enterprise Management and Services Co. Limited, Airbus Helicopters España, SA, Airbus Helicopters, Inc., Airbus U.S.A. 220, Inc., Fondation d'Entreprises Airbus
  • President: Airbus Helicopters (SAS), Airbus Helicopters Holding (SAS)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Managing Director (Directeur Général): Airbus
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Airbus Africa and Middle east FZE; Airbus Americas, Inc., Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., Airbus Defense and Space, SA, Tallano Technologies (SAS)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH