Airbus Hires Jestin as Executive Vice President, Digital and Information Management
Monday, June 21, 2021 | Comments

Airbus appointed Catherine Jestin as executive vice president, digital and information management, effective 1 July. In the role, Catherine will join the executive committee and report to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.

“This nomination comes at a time of particular importance for the digital transformation of Airbus, as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and prepare ourselves for the next phases in the development of our civil and military activities,” Faury said. “The main focus of this new organization will be to foster digital innovation across Airbus' industrial ecosystem and our products and services portfolio, accelerating data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation and services for Airbus’ customers as well as digital security for the company.”

Jestin will work to reinforce the transversal cooperation across Airbus functions companywide in order to continue the successful deployment of the digital design, manufacturing and services (DDMS) program, established to enable co-design capabilities and digital continuity systemwide. She will also leverage and coordinate digital talent pools across the organization to support the wider transformation of Airbus' ways of working through state-of-the-art digital tools, technologies and processes, while ensuring the company is at the forefront of environmentally sustainable IT practices.

Jestin is currently the chief information officer (CIO) at Airbus, a role that she has held since March 2020. In this position, she has been responsible for driving state-of-the-art IT systems and solutions in support of Airbus employees, customers and suppliers. Prior to that role, Jestin was CIO at Airbus Helicopters, a role that she held from July 2013 to February 2020.

Before joining Airbus, Jestin held a variety of positions, between 2007 and 2013 at Rio Tinto in Montreal, Canada, within the field of information systems and technology. Jestin also spent 17 years at Accenture and was nominated to partner in 2002, a position that she held for five years.

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