Philippe Mhun to succeed Didier Evrard, who is retiring after decades at Airbus
LEIDEN, Netherlands - Airbus SE has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programs and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective January 1, 2019. Mhun, currently Head of Customer Services at Airbus, will succeed EVP Head of Programs Didier Evrard, 65, who retires around the turn of the year after 41 years associated with Airbus, 20 of those in top management positions.
Evrard has been responsible for all of Airbus’ commercial aircraft programs since 2015 and prior to this he led the A350 XWB program from 2007. He started his career in 1977 as a test engineer for Matra. In 1998, he became Matra BAe Dynamics (MBD) Stand-Off Program Director where he led the Storm Shadow/SCALP Program. In 2003, he became Head of MBDA France and led the integration of MBD France and Aérospatiale Matra Missiles and later took over responsibility for all MBDA missile programmes.
Philippe Mhun will report to Guillaume Faury, who is due to succeed Tom Enders as Airbus CEO following the Airbus Annual General Meeting on April 10, 2019. Mhun will also become a Member of the Airbus Executive Committee.
Throughout his entire career at Airbus, Philippe Mhun – Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Services since 2016 – has focussed on delivering the best services to customers across program. He has also been supervising the Services by Airbus unit and affiliated subsidiaries such as Satair and NAVBLUE. Mhun joined Airbus in 2004 as Vice President of the A380 Programme and quickly expanded his scope to become Vice President Programmes in Customer Services, leading all in-service programmes. Between 2013 and 2016 he worked in procurement with responsibility for Equipment, Systems and Support.
Before joining Airbus, Philippe Mhun held various positions within Air France and the former French airline UTA between 1986 and 2004. He was involved in new aircraft programme entryinto- service, engineering and maintenance.
Born in 1962 and married with three children, Philippe Mhun holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Applied Sciences National Institute (INSA Lyon).
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