Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2013
EADS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Enders has been named Best Performing Manager among the CAC 40 companies by France’s Challenges Magazine. Enders was presented with the award by Fleur Pellerin, French Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy and Vincent Beaufils, Managing Editor of Challenges Magazine. The award recognizes the overall performance of EADS in 2013.
“I accept this award with great pride on behalf of all of us at EADS. The success and performance of our Group is the result of the engagement and dedication of everybody at EADS. It’s a team achievement for which I am extremely grateful,” Enders said at the award ceremony.
“2013 was a tremendously fast paced and transformational year for the Group. We witnessed the first flight of the A350XWB and the first deliveries of A400M military transport aircraft to France. In our helicopter business, the French Ministry of Defence endorsed the NH90 helicopter with a key order for 34 additional units. Furthermore, Astrium fostered the position of the Ariane 5 as the world’s most reliable launcher with the 57th consecutive successful launch in a row”, said Enders.
“We also implemented a normal corporate governance, welcomed a large number of new private shareholders and saw the market value of EADS significantly increasing. From next year onwards, we will be Airbus Group, capitalizing on our strongest brand. And we are enhancing the competitiveness of our defence and space activities integrated into one Division, Airbus Defence and Space,” Enders added.
Enders also thanked the current and former EADS top management, who contributed to the positive evolution and success of the aeronautics and space Group. He specifically mentioned his predecessor Louis Gallois who enabled substantial progress for EADS during his tenure as CEO between 2007 and 2012.
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